Raspberry Pi Model B+ (July 2014) VS Model B

After two years since Raspberry Pi Model B was launched, the Raspberry Pi foundation has just released a new version of their popular Model B board: Raspberry Pi Model B+. Raspberry Pi Model B+ contains numerous small improvements.

Technical Specifications of Raspberry Pi Model B+:

Chip: 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 CPU

CPU: 700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor

GPU: Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor

RAM: 512MB

Power: micro usbMicro USB power supply connection 5V via micro USB, or power via GPIO heade

Ethernet: Onboard 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 jack

Dimensions: 85mm x 56mm (Roughly 3 1/2” x 2 1/4”)

Here is the list of notable changes in Raspberry Pi Model B+:

USB Ports

Model B: dual usb2

Model B+: quad usb4 (the B+ comes with double the USB ports)

GPIO pins

Model B: 26

Model B+: 40 (Build even bigger and better projects with additional inputs and outputs)

SD Card

Model B: sd cardSD Card

Model B+: micro sd card Micro SD (The smaller SD card no longer protrudes from board, contributing to an all around better form factor)

Audio Output Model B: 2 pole 3.5mm

Model B+: 4 pole 3.5mm (Send audio and composite video through one output)

Display Output Model B: HDMI, DSI Display Port, Composite RCA

Model B+: HDMI, DSI Display Port, 4 pole 3.5mm (Combining the composite output from RCA into the 4 pole connector allows the necessary space for GPIO expansion)

Power Consumption

Model B: 750mA

Model B+: 600mA (Less power usage all around - measured at idle)


Model B: 2 holes Model B+: 4 holes (Additional evenly distributed mounting holes make for a sturdier project)

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