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.
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.
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
- 4 jumper connectors