Re: [robodojo] Re: Raspberry Pi Model B+

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Andrew Larkin

Jul 20, 2014, 9:48:30 PM7/20/14
I am slowly beating the wifig25 into submission (with help!). It is very promising for small projects.

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From: Nathan Williams
Date:21/07/2014 11:41 AM (GMT+10:00)
Subject: [robodojo] Re: Raspberry Pi Model B+

Yeah I saw that and thought "finally" :p

I'm considering different boards for the future though, maybe a beagle bone black, and for smaller projects, probably one of those small & cheap T-LINK routers.

On Tuesday, 15 July 2014 08:27:52 UTC+10, Adrian Apps wrote:
You may have seen the release of the new Pi Model B+, thought to post it here to make sure that Nathan saw it (microSD card on this one, harder to break!)

Here's the what's new and what's not from the link above, however if you want pictures you're going to have to look at it :)

A brief overview of what's new

  • Dual step-down (buck) power supply for 3.3V and 1.8V
  • 5V supply has polarity protection, 2A fuse and hot-swap protection
  • New USB/Ethernet controller chip
  • 4 USB ports instead of 2 ports
  • 40 GPIO pins instead of 26. The top/first 26 pins match the original layout, 9 additional GPIO and 2 EEPROM Plate identification pins
  • Composite (NTSC/PAL) video now integrated into 4-pole 3.5mm 'headphone' jack
  • MicroSD card socket instead of full size SD
  • Four mounting holes in rectangular layout
  • Many connectors moved around

What's not new

  • Same basic size, 85mm x 56mm
  • Same Processor, Broadcom SoC running at 700MHz (can be overclocked)
  • Same RAM, 512MB soldered on top of the Broadcom chip
  • Same power connector, microUSB
  • Same software - identical operating systems will work fine, just make sure you have versions that are later than June 2014
  • First 26-pins of GPIO are the same
  • Same HDMI port
  • Audio part of the A/V jack is the same
  • Same Camera and DSI Display connector

Check out the link for the full review!

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