Raspberry Pi 3 With Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE


27 February, 2016, USA: Raspberry Pi 3 will be the first in the family of tiny cheap-and-cheerful ARM-powered computers to feature builtin wireless networking. The previous version lacks in all these features and the owner had to opt for alternatives such as wired Ethernet, USB Wi-Fi adapters, or Ethernet-to-wireless gadgets. Now, since the company has solved the previous issues and has equipped the chip with all the requirements, it is expected to boom the market.

Confirmation of the Pi 3’s existence comes from these lab results submitted by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to US communications watchdog the FCC. The documents show the new hardware complies with radio standards, and the regulator has approved the device for use. The Model B’s schematics, block diagrams, parts lists, and other blueprints have been withheld from public view at the request of the Raspberry Pi designers, so the exact specifications of the new system aren’t yet known. More details are expected to be revealed next week, reports theregister.

Look wise, the Pi 3 model looks similar to that of 2015’s quad-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-A7-based. Raspberry Pi 2: it sports a familiar Broadcom system-on-chip, HDMI port, SD card slot, wired Ethernet socket, and 40 general-purpose IO pins, all in a credit-card form factor.