Raspberry Pi Module 3 will reportedly come in two variants as the company has taken its original Compute Module and made it around 10 times faster.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a British charity. Founded back in 2009, it has a specific purpose. It helps promote basic computer skills. It is also the developer of Raspberry Pi. These are single-board computers. Very small in size, they can be as small as a credit card.
Initially, Raspberry Pi was developed only had educational, basic purposes. It targeted casual users. But its success was higher than expected. Foundation products are being used even in robotics.
The Raspberry Pi 3 is one such device. Still, its successor will have a wider scope. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 is based on the aforementioned. It is also the direct successor of the Compute Module.
Still, Raspberry Pi Module 3 will target another area. It has been specifically built for an industrial application. Advanced hobbyists and prototypers were also taken into consideration.
The computing board will reportedly be quite powerful. It should hold around 10 times the power of its predecessor. It will have a 1.2GHz Broadcom processor.
Its RAM will be double that of the Compute Module. More exactly, it will offer 1GB of RAM. The computing board will also have an upgradable storage.
Raspberry Pi points out some facts. The Raspberry Pi Module 3 can fit perfectly into a DDR2 SODIMM standard form factor. As such, it should be quite easy to find inexpensive sockets. Various manufacturers should offer this solution.
Raspberry Pi’s latest module will also target developers. These may be interested in the Compute Module IO board. This will offer a number of variants. It will have Pi-like flexi and pin connectors. It will also sport USB, HDMI, and MicroSD options.
Basically, the user will have an “entire system”. Through it, they can boot either Raspbian or any wished-for OS. These are just a few of the facts pointed out by the organization.
Raspberry Pi Module 3 will come in two variants. The “Lite” module, with a fixed flash memory. This will be of 4GB. Or they can go for the upgradable MicroSD storage.
According to the foundation, the idea behind the Compute Module is quite simple. It should offer users a method of going from a “dumb” to a “smart” device. This should be obtained through the simple installation of the computer board.
The Raspberry Pi Module 3 has a number of functions. It can perform memory, routing, and processing chores. And this all on its own. Anyone with some Pi experience should find it quite easy to program.
Compute Module 3 is available for order. Its various variants and additions will come at different prices. For example, the “Lite” module will come at $25. The upgradable Module 3 will cost a bit higher and go for $30.
Its IO board is not already included. On its own, it cost about $116. Or it can be bought together with Module 3. Their value will be of around $143.
More details can be found on the Raspberry Pi official blog. This offers both technical and additional shipping details.
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