Raspberry Pi introduces low-cost, low-power model to keep battery-powered projects going


15-11-2018

A new $25 Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has been released, delivering lower power consumption for battery-powered projects when compared to the existing Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

The new Model A+ sits at the sweet spot between the entry-level $5 Raspberry Pi Zero and the high-end $35 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in terms of price, functionality and size.

A+ ProjectAt just 65x56mm, its compact footprint makes it an ideal option for building small and battery-powered projects such as robots or remote cameras, where size, performance and power consumption are critical. It is also an ideal partner for the recently released TV HAT add-on; together the two products can be used to build a high-performance digital terrestrial set-top box for less than $50.

Model A+ features the same 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networking as Model B+, but without the wired Ethernet connectivity and with half the memory capacity.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading), said, “We’re introducing the new Model A+ to meet demand for what was one of our most commonly requested ‘missing’ products. Sitting between the Zero and the Model B+, it’s a great option for anyone who won’t miss the extra memory and wants to save money, both on the device itself and over a lifetime of battery use.”

About the Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity that aims to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We provide low-cost computers that people use in industry, to learn, and to make stuff that matters to them.

We work with kids all over the world through free Code Clubs and CoderDojos; we train teachers and provide free tutorials; and we support volunteers, teachers and parents to help people everywhere learn about computing.

Find out more at www.raspberrypi.org

 

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We do this so that more people are able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

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