Latest News! Raspberry Pi foundation updates Compute Module with a faster ARM processor for the ones who don’t want to increase their expense in purchasing Computers or Laptops they can just simply use this tool which is very easy to use and affordable at the same time. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and Keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronic projects, and for many things that your desktop PC does like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, playing games and so on.
It is developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi foundation. Its main aim is to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries as well. Its original model became far popular than expected. It has recently announced the new Compute Module 3 which is also known as CM3 on 16th January 2017. Internet of things (IoT) device enthusiasts will be pleased with the most powerful new option for embedded compute abilities. It will only cost as low as 30 USD as well.
Two versions of the Compute Module 3 were recently revealed on Monday. The standard version CM3 supports a BCM2837processor up to 1.2GHz with 1GByte RAM, the same as Pi3, plus 4GBytes of on-module eMMC flash. The new board is meant to help manufacturers produce high-quality hardware that is cost effective at the same time.
The main product of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a form-factor ARM-powered computer that easily fits in your hand. It was initially developed in 2012 as a way to promote basic computer science and in order to provide electrical engineering to kids and curious learners especially in developing nations.
The CM3 is built to be backwards-compatible with CM1. Users must note that the new Module is actually 1mm taller than the original one. Designers might need to think of the thermals as the processor which will be streaming under the CPU load as the processor core supply (VBAT) will be drawing a significant current.
In line with the new Launch, the foundation will also be releasing a new Compute Module IO Board V3 (CMIO3), a starter breakout board that provides the necessary power to the Module. The Foundation’s partners, RS Components and Premier Farnell will also be ready to give full development kits, which can help users start designing using the Compute Module 3.