Like the B+ the A+ sports a 64-bit quad core Broadcom BCM2837 processor running at 1.4 GHz and features dual-band wireless networking (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN) plus Bluetooth 4.2 with modular compliance certification. This allows the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced compliance testing.
The RPi 3A+ is intended for use educators and makers who may not need multiple USB ports, Ethernet connectivity, and 1 GB of RAM. Furthermore it is a cost-effective option for professional use thanks to its compliance certification, the same as for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has the same mechanical footprint as the good old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ and will be produced until at least January 2023.
Additional features of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ include:
- 512 MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
- Full-size HDMI
- MIPI DSI display port
- MIPI CSI camera port
- 4 pole stereo audio output
- Composite video port
- H.264, MPEG-4 decode (1080p30); H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 graphics
- Operating temperature, 0–50°C
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