Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...


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by wallarug » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:40 am
...stop selling 256mb.

http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/ra ... /208118501

http://www.element14.com/community/mess ... rt=0#61875

Is this fact? A 512mb out in the wild without an anouncement. Where have seen something like that before?
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by toxibunny » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:58 am
Interesting...
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by scorp » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:06 am
Something wrong over there. If you click on Alternative "RASPBRRY-MODB-512M" it says part number doesn't exist
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by wallarug » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:11 am
scorp wrote:Something wrong over there. If you click on Alternative "RASPBRRY-MODB-512M" it says part number doesn't exist


But if you click buy... You can buy one!
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by Wizard » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:15 am
If this is indeed true, and Yes - I did check to see if I could order one and I could, how did this fly in under the radar?

By adding more memory I hope they are not moving away from GPIO tinkering a 'la Arduino and towards "cheapo-xbmc-media-platform-without-need-for-tinkering"...

However, due to recent out-of-memory issues whilst building an portable Pi with 10" touch screen this could be well worth having a look at!
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by wallarug » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:26 am
Wizard wrote:If this is indeed true, and Yes - I did check to see if I could order one and I could, how did this fly in under the radar?

By adding more memory I hope they are not moving away from GPIO tinkering a 'la Arduino and towards "cheapo-xbmc-media-platform-without-need-for-tinkering"...

However, due to recent out-of-memory issues whilst building an portable Pi with 10" touch screen this could be well worth having a look at!


Thing is, it didn't slip under my radar. :D

I say it about 1 hour after it happened and posted this 10 minutes later.

Good for me! :D
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by shuckle » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:25 pm
Seems like those web pages are quite a mess. I do not believe there is 512 version before I see it :D
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by Wizard » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:01 pm
Damn, now I need to order yet a couple of Pi's in order to test if another 256Mb will help Xorg and my touch features...

I've already got 5 Pi's and now it looks like I'm going to have another two... (can't order just one ;))

One worry though, if they are changing the spec this often we will probably run in to trouble with binary blobs in the future and let's not forget that this takes time and resources from actually delivering those wanted binary blobs for onboard camera, displays and other features...

That's my opinion anyway and since we can't write our own drivers perhaps the Raspberry Pi will never become anything else than an almost working media player? We currently have a few resources doing all the work implementing NDA stuff and (no hard feelings but...) the time it takes to develop and deliver these is far too long if you look at the HW evolution cycles we have...

I'm currently looking at adding GPIO headers to other arm boards I have that already comes with drivers for the HW I want and take it from there.

I really miss the old days when HW was delivered with the most complete and open documentation possible! MC68000 was such a processor and nothing was secret!
Today pricing is based on what license you purchase with your chip and you can only use it for what that particular license stipulates. No thinking outside the box...

I really hope I'm wrong but at the moment I have 5 rather castrated SoC boards that really can't do that much because they lack quite a lot of software...

Imagine a HW Open Source SoC where everything is open?
Pretty major undertaking though...

Keep up the good work but please focus on software rather than hardware!!!
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by scorp » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:13 pm
looks like it is real
http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rasp ... dp/2191863
but made in China, not UK
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by paultnl » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Just ordered one. Let's see what arrives
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by babbage » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:52 pm
Must....resist...test...purchase.
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by babbage » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:03 pm
Failed...resisting...test...purchase :-)
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by billb » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:11 pm
Can't...order...from...US... :cry:
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by the_dude » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:12 pm
Just taken a punt...lets see what arrives...reckoned over 300 in stock when I commited to buy...
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by daveg » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:15 pm
Yup, I've had to order one as well.
I did have my second pi on order with RS, but as we all know the poor lead times and customer service they have been infamous for on these forums. This swung it for me, cancelled with RS and ordered one of these FAT RAM versions.
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by SN » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:04 pm
no response from officialdom yet...
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by Jade » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:17 pm
$35 for an ARM board with 512mb of ram now is even more amazing than before
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by Burngate » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:42 pm
Given the picture is the Rev 2 made in the UK as well, lets see what arrives! (at the moment - "processing")
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by Intruder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:59 pm
Burngate wrote:Given the picture is the Rev 2 made in the UK as well, lets see what arrives! (at the moment - "processing")


I think not.........


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by brainsys » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:45 pm
I was intrigued by the mention of Fedora on the Farnell website. Then it struck me that 512mb is not much use if the OS is not configured to use it. Currently Wheezy options are divisions of 256mb. Which would mean, for most of us, a raspi-config upgrade is required. This, I understand, is controlled by RPF.

I wonder if Farnell are planning to offer Fedora as an alternative?
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by wallarug » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:02 pm
brainsys wrote:I was intrigued by the mention of Fedora on the Farnell website. Then it struck me that 512mb is not much use if the OS is not configured to use it. Currently Wheezy options are divisions of 256mb. Which would mean, for most of us, a raspi-config upgrade is required. This, I understand, is controlled by RPF.

I wonder if Farnell are planning to offer Fedora as an alternative?


The foundation will probably release a new OS later in the week after they announce that this has happened.
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by NerdUno » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:08 pm
When I recently asked an "unnamed source" whether a 512MB version was on the horizon, the original response was "Don't hold your breath." Then he elaborated and said the 512MB version might arrive before I needed to quit holding my breath. Well, not quite... but close. 8-)
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by wallarug » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:11 pm
NerdUno wrote:When I recently asked an "unnamed source" whether a 512MB version was on the horizon, the original response was "Don't hold your breath." Then he elaborated and said the 512MB version might arrive before I needed to quit holding my breath. Well, not quite... but close. 8-)


Did this "unnamed source" happen to have a name that starts with J and ends with H?
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by malakai » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:11 pm
I have noticed the Newark site for US has not had a link to the pi for a few days I thought it was weird as they have the notify me when in stock link the other is the lack of comments by moderators on the forum about this it seems legit that an upgrade could occur perhaps the silence is out of fear of a mass rush to purchase them and a possible delay in manufacturing would be nice to get one guess it will be a wait and see wanted to pick up another when they became available in the US but now I am not sure whether to wait or not it's bad enough not knowing if I would get a Rev 2 but with this I guess a wait is gonna happen :(
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by metaljay » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:12 pm
just ordered one, will let you know when it arrives :)

Now to sell my 'old' one haha
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