Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
The Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ is the latest version of the original Raspberry Pi board. It follows on from the infamous Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+.
Pi 1 Model B+ vs. 1 Model A+
The on-board functionality remains very similar between these two boards. The main improvement on the 1 Model B+ is that it houses 4 USB 2.0 ports, in comparison to 1 port on the A+.
They both house the same Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, running at 700MHz. They both also have a memory capacity of 512MB.
Processor: Broadcom BCM2835 Single core (ARM11) SoC
Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT socket
USB: 4 x USB 2.0 ports
Connection: GPIO Header 40-pin
HDMI: Rev 1.3 and 1.4
Video: MIPI DSI display port, MIPI CSI camera port & 4 pole stereo output and composite video port
Multimedia: Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure.
Storage: microSD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
Power: USB connector for 5V / 2A dc
What Operating System (OS) does it use?
NOOBS (New Out of Box Software) is software makes setting up your Pi board nice and easy. It is ideal for people who may be newer to Raspberry Pi, or even if you just prefer things a bit more straight-forward.
NOOBS is pre-installed onto an SD card which can be purchased separately. It enables you to get up and running without having to connect to a network or download imaging software. NOOBS enables you install one of a handful of operating systems, for example Raspbian or RaspbBMC. So the choice is yours:
• NOOBS 16GB – (121-3897)
• NOOBS 32GB – (136-0148)
Want to know more about Raspberry Pi?
A Raspberry Pi is a compact computer board which offers endless opportunities. Simply plug in your TV, keyboard, mouse and power supply, and you are ready to go. There is a whole family of Raspberry Pi’s available to you, each providing various functionalities. There are also add-on boards available to enable other uses, such as camera and LCD display modules.
The great thing about Raspberry Pi is that it is suitable for almost all age groups. Whether it’s introducing programming to children, or used by engineers to make complex computer-controlled systems, anyone can use one.
The Raspberry Pi Community
There is a huge sense of community around Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi site features projects, blogs and downloadable software for you to get stuck into, or even to help spark your ideas. There is also a Forum section where you can discuss topics and ask for help from other Raspberry Pi users. Help Guides and other documentation are available to help you get started on your project. Find all of this information at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/