So it’s national Pi day – 14th of March, 2018 – or if you’re in the US, that’s 3/14 …
And in celebration, there is a new Raspberry Pi – the Pi v3+.
- Gigabit Ethernet interface (still on the existing USB 2 interface though, so max. theoretical speed of 420Mb/sec – my quick tests have indicated a good 320Mb/sec throughput – that’s still THREE times faster than the existing Pi Ethernet interfaces.
- 802.11ac in addition to the existing 802.11bg Wi-Fi. So faster Wi-Fi too.
- A heat spreader on the CPU – should help with those thermal throttling situations and make the addition of a heatsink easier for those who need it.
- Improved clocking – little tweaks (as I understand it – see the foundation website for the full detals!) and the ARM now running at 1.4GHz
From a wiringPi point of view – version 2.44 will work just fine on this board, however the gpio command is somewhat fussy about knowing the exact board revision to make the readall command work, so I’ve done some updates there.
There are some other minor updates including fixing the gpio manual page!
If you want an updated .deb package, then
cd /tmp wget https://unicorn.drogon.net/wiringpi-2.46-1.deb sudo dpkg -i wiringpi-2.46-1.deb
It’s md5sum is: 5c540b1426381bc598ea48b55f39c091 if you ever bother checking these things.