DevBoard Watch: Raspberry Pi Compute Module Dev Kit

element14 is launching the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit, to allow design engineers to test the power of the new Raspberry Pi variant, which is aimed at industrial or embedded applications.

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Dev Kit

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Dev Kit

Basically, the core technology of a Pi has been repackaged and released in a new form, aimed at those creating their own PCB. You can now fit the core of the Pi into your own larger system.

The Compuer Module contains the same BCM2835 processor with 512Mbyte of RAM and a 4Gbyte eMMC Flash device (an equivalent of the SD card in the Pi).

“We expect the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit to be adopted by design engineers for industrial applications making the power of Pi accessible to more than just the hobbyist,” said Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi, element14.

Pi Compute Module DevKit“The development kit industry is exploding and the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit opens up the features of the Pi to the industrial design community.”

The Compute Development Kit costs $215 and is available from Farnell element14 and CPC in Europe, Newark element14 and MCM in North America and element14 in APAC all with next day delivery.

Quality data sheets and application notes can be found on the product pages together with a range of associated accessories, says the company.

Read more on the Compute module at the website »

The Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit contains:

  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module
    • SODIMM sized 6.5cm by 3cm board
    • BCM2835 chip with 512MB RAM
    • On board 4GB eMMC Flash memory
    • 200 pin edge connector
  • IO Board
  • Multiple GPIO interfaces
    • 1 x micro USB connector type B
    • 1 x USB connector type A
    • 2 x CSI ports for camera boards
    • 2 x DSI ports for display boards
    • Full size HDMI port
  • Adapters for camera and display
  • Power Supply
  • USB
  • 4 jumper connectors

See also: Raspberry Pi Compute Module for PCB design 


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