Raspberry Pi 3

What is Raspberry Pi 3 – Complete Guide.

Raspberry Pi comes to the electrical and electronic market with a range of compacted computers. Approximately it consume the size of a credit card. But, due to input and output ports it consumes some more space than that. The current latest model of Raspberry Pi series is announced as Raspberry Pi 3 . It was released to the public on February 2016 and it carries a good combination of hardware and software. Raspberry Pi Foundation which was initiated in United Kingdom is the main body behind developing Raspberry Pi series. Raspberry Pi 3 is targeted to be sold for 35$. However this amazing single board computer is capable of providing a services of a general computer, media system, security or monitoring system, image processing system or even as a server. There are much more capabilities and possibilities that can be implemented with Raspberry Pi 3.

Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Specifications

  • Release date : February, 2016
  • Price : Approximately 35 USD
  • SOC-used (System-on-chip) : BCM 2837 (Broadcom)
  • CPU : 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex – A53 (32 or 64 bit)
  • RAM : 1 GB running at 900 MHz ( LP DDR2)
  • Storage : External Micro SDHC Slot. (at least 4 GB needed to setup NOOB)
  • GPU : Broadcom VideoCore IV (300 MHz and 400 MHz)
  • Power Consumption : 800mA , (4.0W)

With the announcement of the latest Raspberry Pi 3 powered with  Broadcom 2837, they have introduced enhanced frequencies for GPU (Graphic processing unit). In previous versions of Raspberry Pie it was 250 MHz. But new version Pi 3 performs at 300 MHz on 3D  part and 400 MHz on Video part of GPU. Also the performance is really high because of the the GFLOP (Flop represents a single operation within one second in computing) compatibility of Raspberry Pi 3 BSM 2837 version and the original spec shows that this configuration is ready with 1080p HD video a well.

Raspberry Pi 3 Operating System.

Raspberry Pi 3 is compatible with different types of OS platforms including Linux, Windows and even for Android. Please refer below list.

  • Android (RTAndroid) Updated constantly
  • Linux – Angstrom
  • Linux –  Arch  ARM , No more image updates .
  • Chromium OS
  • Debian
  • Fedora ARM (Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 only.)
  • Fedberry  (Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 only.)
  • FreeBSD
  • Gentoo
  • IPFire
  • Kali Linux
  • LibreELEC
  • Meego MER + XBMC
  • Nard SDK  (For Embedded systems)
  • NetBSD
  • OpenELEC + XBMC
  • OpenWrt
  • OSMC , Open source
  • PiBang
  • QtonPi
  • Plan 9
  • Raspbian , a derivative of pure Debian
  • Raspbmc , is now OSMC
  • RaspBSD
  • RetroPie
  • Risc OS
  • Slackware ARM
  • SliTaz
  • Ubuntu Mate
  • Void Linux
  • Windows 10 IoT Core