The RASPBERRY-MODB+-512M is a credit card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard, its like a little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing and games. It also plays high definition video. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 512Mbytes of RAM. The design does not include a built in hard disk or solid state drive, instead relying on a microSD card for booting and long term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.
More Energy Efficiency (Less Power Required)
Improved Power Management: Manage More Devices from Your Pi!
Bigger and Better projects via an Expanded GPIO Header (40 pins vs. 26)
Increased connectivity - 2 Extra USB ports (making a total of 4) and a new 4-pole connector replace the existing analogue and composite video port on the Model B.
Dimensions: 85mm x 56mm
Chip: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor
CPU: 700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor
GPU: Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor
RAM: 512 MB SDRAM @ 400 MHz
USB 2.0: 4x USB Ports
Ethernet: 1x 10/100mb Ethernet RJ45 Jack
Video Connections: HDMI, Composite RCA (shared with audio jack)
Supported Resolutions 640×350 to 1920×1200, including 1080p, PAL & NTSC standards
Audio: Multi-Channel HD Audio over HDMI, Stereo from 3.5 mm jack
Operating Systems: Raspbian, RaspBMC, Arch Linux, Risc OS, OpenELEC, Pidora
Power Draw / voltage: 600mA up to 1.8A @ 5V
Other Connectivity: 1x CSI-2 for Raspberry Pi camera modules
1x DSI for Raspberry Pi displays
Power Source: 1x Micro-USB
• Improved power management which improves USB support and allows for high-drain devices such as external USB hard drives.
• Larger bank of accessible GPIO ports compared to Model B board allows for direct hardware device control.
• Smaller, compact design