Why choose the Raspberry Pi 3A+?
If you’re looking for a compact board with great speed, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is for you. Whether you want to learn computer programming, or trying to incorporate Internet-of-things into your workplace, the 3A+ model can help you achieve your goals.
It would be impossible to tell you everything that a Raspberry Pi can do as, with some help from add-on devices, there are no limits to your imagination. From media players to full IOT integration, education to gaming, monitoring working conditions to work productivity, and even controlling your own robot, Raspberry Pi covers a huge range of applications. The benefit of the Raspberry Pi 3A+ is that it is smaller than most previous models and therefore ideal for integrating into applications where space might be limited.
Note: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is supported by NOOBS_v2_9_0 or later.
Raspberry Pi 3A+ vs. 3B+
Both boards share similar functionality, such as processing power. The main differences between these two boards is their mechanical footprint and their memory capacities. The new 3A+ has the same footprint as the 1A+ which measures 65 x 56 mm. The 3B+ is 85 x 56 mm. Therefore the 3A+ is more compact and ideal for integrating into smaller designs.
The 3A+ has 512MB memory in comparison to the 1GB 3B+. The 3A+ also does not have an Ethernet connection.
Processor: Broadcom BCM2837B0 Processor Quad core A53 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC
Memory: 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
Bluetooth: 2.4Ghz/5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth/BLE
USB: USB 2.0 port
Connection: GPIO Header 40-pin
HDMI: 1 x full size
Video: MIPI DSI display port, MIPI CSI camera port & 4 Pole stereo output and composite video port
Multimedia: H.264, MPEG-4 decode (1080p30). H.264 encode (1080p30). OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 graphics.
Storage: microSD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
Power: USB connector for 5V / 2.5A dc