More than two years after the model B was launched, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new and improved mini computer. Here’s everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi B+’s specs.
Raspberry Pi B+: Specs
The new Raspberry Pi B+ board includes the same 512MB of RAM and Broadcom BCM2835 SoC as the model B. However, there are upgrades in other areas.
The Model B+ now comes packed with 40 pins on the GPIO (general-purpose input/output) header keeping the same pinout mapping for the first 26 pins as the model B. There are now two additional USB 2.0 ports meaning you don’t need to use a USB hub for plugging in anything on top of a keyboard and mouse.
Instead of full-size SD cards, the B+ takes microSD cards and the new slot has a push-push feel to it meaning it should behave more like the SD and microSD slots on other devices.
Raspberry Pi model B vs model B+
|Raspberry Pi model B+||Raspberry Pi model B|
|Processor||Broadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor||Broadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor|
|RAM||512 MB SDRAM @ 400 MHz||512 MB SDRAM @ 400 MHz|
|USB 2.0||4x USB Ports||2x USB Ports|
|Power Draw / voltage||600mA up to 1.8A @ 5V||750mA up to 1.2A @ 5V|