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Embedded Systems Designers Gain Low-cost Prototyping Platform from New Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit, Now Available for pre-order from RS Components

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module and the Raspberry Compute Module IO Development Board bundle provides users with a more flexible form factor for professional embedded applications

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 18, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, the latest product to emerge from the Raspberry Pi Foundation's development team. The Compute Module can initially be pre-ordered from RS as part of a development kit, bundled together with the Compute Board Module IO Development Board, which brings out all of the IO connectivity to form a prototyping platform for electronics design engineers.

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Developed specifically for engineers in the professional market to create their own embedded system, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module fits into a standard DDR2 SODIMM socket and provides the same basic features of a standard Raspberry Pi, including a Broadcom BCM2835 processor and 512 Mbyte of RAM. It replaces the SD card with an onboard 4 Gbyte eMMC Flash device, and integrates everything on to a compact 67.6 x 30 mm board.

The Compute Module IO Development Board is a simple, open-source development board that the Compute Module plugs into and enables the designer to program the module's Flash memory and easily access the processor interfaces via pin headers and flexi connectors, similar to the standard Raspberry Pi. It provides the necessary HDMI socket and USB connectors to create an entire system that can boot the user's operating system and allow engineers to start designing with the Compute Module.

Eben Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation said, "The idea for the Compute Module came about from our observations of how a substantial number of industrial and commercial equipment designers were incorporating a Raspberry Pi into their end system. We wanted to find a solution that would provide them with all the computing resources of the Raspberry Pi in a compact format but leave the IO to the end system manufacturer."

"Raspberry Pi is showing that it is going beyond its original concept as an educational programming tool to provide embedded engineers with a fast, affordable way to develop their embedded system" said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS Components. "We envisage that developers will accelerate the development process by tapping into the resources of the wide Raspberry Pi community that has grown up over the past few years."

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module will be available as a standalone unit from autumn 2014.

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit, incorporating the Compute Module and the Compute Module IO Development Board, is available for pre-order from RS globally priced at $229.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager - Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com 
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

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Manager
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Telephone: +65-6347-2355

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Relevant Links:

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www.rs-online.com/

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