Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
January Sales For Raspberry Pi
January should see the ARM-based £16 computer, the Raspberry Pi, go into production.
The first ten devices will be auctioned to the highest bidder.
The ARM-based computer will be produced in multiple factories and comes in two versions - with Ethernet and two USB ports for £22 and without Ethernet and one USB port for £16.
The computer uses a 700MHz ARM 1176JZF-S processor, 128/256MB of RAM, and SD card for long-term storage. It runs Linux or RISC OS and comes with Debian GNU/Linux, Iceweasel and Python.
The general public will be able to order the device in January 2012. Pre-orders are not being accepted.Tags: debian gnu, highest bidder, iceweasel, sd card, usb ports