Raspberry is a single board computer developer by Raspberry Pi Foundation in United Kingdom. It has now become the best selling personal computers in United Kingdom which was hit with the original model itself. And as it does not stop getting better, it is now time to talk about Raspberry Pi 3, which was released on February 2016 as the third Generation Raspberry Pi.
Up to now we find different Raspberry Pi Generations. Starting from 2012 it has followed several generations this far and now has reached Raspberry Pi 3 as the current latest in the Pi mainline. These boards cost between US$5-35 and comes bundled with useful features compared to previous models.
And compared to previous Pi 2, Pi 3 has,
- A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 802.11n Wireless LAN (On board WiFi)
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Just like the previous, Pi 3 comes same in shape, size, mounting holes and connectors. But there is a considerable change in where LEDs are.So with all that consideration Pi 3 Model B out as latest is quite amazing in its job.
Raspberry Pi 3 Features- At a Glance
- 1GB of RAM
- Credit-card sized single board computer
- Includes 4 USB ports
- Comes with 40 GPIO pins
- Ethernet port
- Full HDMI port
- Combined 3.5mm audio jack
- Composite video
- Comes with Camera interface (CSI)
- Display interface (DSI)
- VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
- Micro SD card slot (now with push-pull instead of the option push-push in previous)
When considering Raspberry third Generation Pi Model B we have two major upgrades to highlight. The first thing is Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor which makes the processor functions with elevated speed/performance compared to previous Pi 2. And as the second highlighting upgrade we notice the join of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to the Raspberry Pi, third model. So there you do not require troublesome WiFi adapters anymore as this comes ready with WiFi. And addition to that , there are more interesting features added like Bluetooth on Board with low energy(BLE) making it a perfect solution for a lot of tasks. And with number of equal factors to Raspberry Pi 2, the Pi 3 has developed also with the full support for Raspberry Pi 1 and 2.
Install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 3
You can install Raspbian operating system to the newest Pi 3 with NOOBS easily. If not you can install the image to the SD card and insert to the Pi to start operating the system. Even though various operating systems are allowed installing, Raspbian Download is recommended for a fine operations on the Pi.
Bring Raspberry Pi different generations, The Pi Foundation aimed teaching the basic computer science. With the development of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B the developers have reached a successful era which is suitable for use in school and and all general use. So you too can try the newest Pi in your own if you are happy with given facts here. Feel free to write us on anything you doubt about Raspberry Pi and related operating system, as we are always glad writing you all updates.