Raspberry Pi Model A+; latest design for embedding – in distribution

November 11, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
With a smaller, lower-power board and HAT-compatible 40-pin GPIO as featured on Model B+, this board is more expandable, more embeddable and more mobile

RS Components now has the Raspberry Pi Model A+, which combines enhanced value and ease of use with smaller size and lower power consumption for applications such as industrial controls, remote monitors, and multimedia devices.

The Raspberry Pi Model A+ has the 40-pin GPIO connector introduced on the Model B+, with the same pin-out and mounting holes for standard Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) accessories allowing users to add extra functions. The Model A+ utilises the Model B+ power architecture to achieve lower power consumption than the earlier Model A. With smaller board dimensions of 65 x 56mm, compared to 86 x 56 mm for the Model B+, the new Model A+ is more easily embeddable and better suited to mobile or battery-powered applications.

While bringing improvements derived from the Model B+, the Model A+ provides an economical feature set with 256 MB RAM and a single USB connector offering adequate resources for numerous industrial and consumer projects.

RS Components; http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi