SoC combo boosts Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ performance
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ contains a Cypress Semi CYW43455 chip, which can operate 802.11ac Wi-Fi at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, as well as simultaneous Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Older Raspberry Pi’s used the firm’s CYW43438 802.11n 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo. The RPi 3 Model B+ was designed after speaking with professional users, according to Farnell – which along with RS Components makes and distributes Raspberry Pi boards. “The 802.11ac transmissions enable superior network performance, faster downloads and better range,” claimed Cypress.