The Raspberry Pi SoCs have always been fascinating devices at a rock bottom price point. For all their potential, one thing has always held them back, IO. With the newly announced Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi Foundation finally addresses that issue in a major way.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new iteration on their module enterprise board, the Compute Module 3+. This adds an upgraded processor, configurable flash storage, and guaranteed availability through 2026. While Raspberry Pi units are never interested in bleeding edge performance, it’s a nice upgrade for organizations looking for a drop-in replacement.