The RASPBRRY-MODB-512M is a credit card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard, its like a little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing and games. It also plays high definition video. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 512Mbytes of RAM. The design does not include a built in hard disk or solid state drive, instead relying on a microSD card for booting and long term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.
Please note: the physical board layout is different, so existing enclosures and shields may not fit. Please see the data sheet downloads below. Also check out our growing B+ category for matching accessories such as GPIO cables.
If you need the NOOBS operating system on a 16GB microSD card, we have those as well.
Posted by Dion on 28th Jul 2014
The new Raspberry Pi B+ improves on the B in a number of ways already described. The changes I value most are:
- microSD instead of the SD (very tidy)
- improved power circuit (will drive USB WiFi and Bluetooth dongles)
- 2 additional USB ports (no more hubs!)
Only slight negative is that the additional USB sockets prevent me from using my Alamode expansion board directly on top of the pi.
Looking forward to the release of the A+ version for remote applications.