First Thoughts on the New Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+

The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+. (📷: Raspberry Pi)

The New Compute Module

The new board is built around the Broadcom BCM2837B0 processor, the same processor used for the new Raspberry Pi 3, Model B+ and A+ boards.

The new Compute Module 3+. (📷: Raspberry Pi)

The Development Kit

Unless you’re going to spin up your own PCB based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module specification, you’ll probably want to pick up the new Development Kit for the Compute Module which was updated today as well.

The updated Compute Module development kit. (📷: Raspberry Pi)

Availability

We’ve known for some times that, “the 3+ platform is the final iteration of the ‘classic’ Raspberry Pi” and whatever comes next will have new core silicon, on a new process node, with new memory technology. However, I’m not sure that we’ve heard that this is the last “40nm-based Raspberry Pi” before? If not, that’s a sort of interesting clue as to what’s ahead for the Raspberry Pi 4.

Close up of the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ on the development board. (📷: Raspberry Pi)

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