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Raspberry Pi model B+

I was very excited to receive a package on Friday containing not 1 but 15 Raspberry Pi model B+. Over the summer holiday I will be upgrading my Raspberry Pi lab at school to use the new models.

I am not going to write a detailed blog post about all the differences between the B and B+ model as this has already been covered on other blogs and websites.

Key features of the new Pi (model B in brackets for comparison)

  • Broadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor (same for model B)
  • 512 MB SDRAM @ 400 MHz (same for model B)
  • MicroSD card for storage (SD card)
  • 4 USB ports (2 USB ports)
  • Power rating: 600mA up to 1.8A @ 5V (750mA up to 1.2A @ 5V for model B)
  • 40 GPIO pins (26 GPIO pins)

Some of the other key features include:

  • Composite RCA is now shared with audio
  • Smaller design
  • More GPIO pins

Check out our first look video below: