Raspberry Pi 3 - Now on sale with built in Wifi and Bluetooth


Feb 29 2016

What has changed:

  • Wifi Built-in - IEEE 802.11b/g/n support
  • A maximum transmit and receive rate of 150 Mbps
  • Supports both 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels
  • Supports Infrastructure mode, Wi-Fi Direct and soft-AP mode
  • Supports WPA, WPA2 (802.11i), AES/TKIP, IEEE 802.1X and WAPI
  • A maximum transmission power 15 dbm
  • Operating Frequency 2.4 MHz – 2.497 MHz
  • Bluetooth Built-in
  • New System on chip (BCM2837 reported to be 1.5x speed of previous gen)
  • Chip is now 64bit ARMv8 QUAD Core 64bit processor

What is the same:

  • Same USB/Ethernet controller
  • Same form factor
  • Same GPIO



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