Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Raspberry Pi cleared for delivery

Raspberry Pi cleared for delivery: Raspberry Pi cleared for deliveryThe Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced today that their Raspberry Pi computer has been cleared for delivery in Europe, Canada and Australia.

After passing compliance testing, the device gained Conformité Européenne (CE) quality-control marks without need for modification in the EU. For the other nations, the device complied with FCC regulations.

Reads the blog post: "We just received confirmation that the Raspberry Pi has passed EMC testing without requiring any hardware modifications. There is still a mountain of paperwork for us to sign, and that then has to be looked over by RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell; but that's a piece of cake compared to what we've been doing all week."

Because of the completion of the process, distributors Premier Farnell and RS Components can finally begin to deliver the $35 mini-computer to customers who pre-ordered last month. The first batch should hit customer's hands in 10 days, says the company.

For $35 you get a 3.3-inch wide board with a 700 MHz ARM11, 256MB RAM, HDMI-out, SD card slot, a USB port, ethernet, audio jack and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.

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