New Raspberry Pi A+ Board Shrinks RPi 3B+ Features to HAT Dimensions


A HAT-sized, $25, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will soon arrive with the same 1.4GHz quad-A53 SoC, dual-band WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO of the RPi 3B+, but with only 512MB RAM, one USB, and no LAN.

As promised, Raspberry Pi Trading has revived its old mini-size, four-year old Raspberry Pi Model A+ SBC with a new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ model. Measuring the same 65 x 56mm as the earlier $20 RPi A+, the SBC will go on sale in early December for $25. 

The SBC runs the same Linux distributions on the same 1.4GHz, quad-core Cortex-A53 Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC as the 86 x 56mm, $35 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It’s pricier than the more stripped down, $5 and up Raspberry Pi Zero family of products, which trim down to a 65 x 30mm and use a single-core, 1GHz ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2836.

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