The Raspberry Pi family has a new member now, it is Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 family range, weighing in at just about 29g. Like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ , it boasts a 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.4 GHz, dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE.
The dual-band wireless LAN comes with modular compliance certification, allowing the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced wireless LAN compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has the same mechanical footprint as the older Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ .
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will remain in production until at least January 2023.
Long-time readers will recall that back in 2014 the original Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ was
followed closely by a cut-down Model A+. By halving the RAM to 256MB, and removing the USB hub and Ethernet controller, and squeeze the product down to the size of a HAT.
Although it didn’t make A+ form-factor versions of Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, it has been one of
our most frequently requested “missing” products. Now, with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
shipping in volume, they’re able to fill that gap by releasing Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+.
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ incorporates most of the neat enhancements we made to its big
brother, and features:
- A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
- 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
- Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE
- Improved USB mass-storage booting
- Improved thermal management
- Like its big brother, the entire board is certified as a radio module under FCC rules, which
- in turn will significantly reduce the cost of conformance testing Raspberry Pi–based
In some ways this is rather a poignant product for us. Back in March, we explained that the 3+ platform is the final iteration of the “classic” Raspberry Pi: whatever we do next will
of necessity be less of an evolution, because it will need new core silicon, on a new
process node, with new memory technology. So 3A+ is about closing things out in style,
answering one of our most frequent customer requests, and clearing the decks so we can start to think seriously about what comes next.
There is a ABS case compatible with the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Plus, and also compatible with the old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+.
The some part of the above article is from Raspberry Pi Official Website.