The Raspberry Pi recently launched their new Raspberry Pi 3 computing board. The new board is capable of handling 64 bit architecture computing and 1.2Ghz quad core chipset. They also upgraded its memory with a 1GB RAM. This new upgrade on the Raspberry Pi 3 made a 50% power bump over its predecessor the Pi 2.
One of the good things about this new board is its cost. It stays at the $35 price bracket, just like the Pi 2, in spite of the hardware specification upgrade of the Pi 3.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the DIY computing four years ago. That project sold out more than 8 million units. Today, the Raspberry Pi 3 model B would play a vital comeback after their success with the Pi 2.
The Pi Foundation is hyping that the Pi 3 will open its doors to unlock more possibilities for an IoT to be embedded in their project.
People love the Pi because of its flexibility and affordability. The Pi can be embedded in your computer or used as a PC replacement.
The Pi 3 comes up with more enhanced features, like faster connectivity, highly capable computing board, top notch performance, low cost and decent power management.
“This is the first Pi you can stick behind your TV and completely forget about.” – said Eben Upton, Pi founder in an interview with the press.
What makes the Raspberry Pi 3 computing board special?
The enticing deal about this new computing board is the inclusion of the Bluetooth and wireless Lan built in modules. The Pi 2 doesn’t have these features. It only supports Ethernet and, if you want to have wireless connectivity, you will be required to have a Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth dongle.
The developers of Pi 3 wanted their computing board to have an all-in-one solution, which allows their consumers to enjoy both performance and financial worth. Aside from the wireless capabilities, the Pi 3 comes up with an IoT developmental feature that is comparable to the powerful IoT hub, through which you can link together multiple devices. That can open new technology innovation which is crucial in school projects, home brewed machines and it’s great for prototype development.
The Pi 3 is capable of imposing an efficient power management feature and it has an upgraded switched power source that can support up to 2.5 amps. The power source will enable the Pi 3 to support a powerful external USB hub that allows you to connect other devices.
The Pi 3 was subjected to a performance test and it delivered a 33% power bump on its predecessor the Pi 2.
November of last year, the Raspberry Pi was able to complete a single core computing board that is compatible to a 1 Ghz chipset. They called it “Pi Zero.” Unfortunately, it didn’t make the cut because of some missing features. The Pi Zero doesn’t have an on-board wireless connectivity option and it is designed for people that want to build their own home brewed machines.
On the Pi 3, the hardware component holds a different story. The missing components of the Pi Zero are integrated into the Pi 3 computing board, doubling its performance and adding extra features. Both Pi Zero and Pi 3 are capable of running under windows based operating systems, and the IoT apps “Windows 10 IoT” are especially designed for this.
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Raspberry Pi is working diligently with Microsoft to make their computing board and Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT fully compatible and optimized with each other.
The recent launching of the Pi 3 marked a hundred thousand sales of Pi 3 units, according to their founder.
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