mikemoy
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RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:01 pm

Just curious if there might be 2 flavors of the new kit.
I thought it would be nice to also have a baseboard for the CM3x that had the all the same hardware on it as say one of the current RPI boards, such as multiple USB ports, Ethernet connector, and the same I/O header.

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:14 pm

mikemoy wrote:Just curious if there might be 2 flavors of the new kit.
I thought it would be nice to also have a baseboard for the CM3x that had the all the same hardware on it as say one of the current RPI boards, such as multiple USB ports, Ethernet connector, and the same I/O header.
The Compute Module 3 has not been Officially Released.
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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:57 am

From such images as I've seen due to CM3 suppliers put web pages up early, I beleive the only major (visual) difference between the CM1 CMIO board and the CM3 CMIO board is the addition of a microSD card holder (which is needed for the CM3L). Also, so far as I can tell, the Dev Kit includes a CM3-4 (CM3 with built in 4GB eMMC flash). It appears that if you want a CM3L, you have to buy it separately.

The OP is, of course, permitted to develop a carrier board that turns a CM3/CM3L into a conventional Pi3B, in terms of available I/O. It's not clear to me how much of a market there would be for such a beast.

We should have proper answers for these issues Soon (tm). Possibly in about a week?

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:12 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:We should have proper answers for these issues Soon (tm). Possibly in about a week?
If I am not wrong, Liz announced ~January 10th as a possible official release date somewhere in one of her comments.

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:07 am

sorbonne wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:We should have proper answers for these issues Soon (tm). Possibly in about a week?
If I am not wrong, Liz announced ~January 10th as a possible official release date somewhere in one of her comments.
I'd appreciate it if you could find that quote. On the other hand, we'll know if that's the launch date in about 12 hours, so it may not be worth the time and trouble looking for the quote...

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:10 pm

sorbonne wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:We should have proper answers for these issues Soon (tm). Possibly in about a week?
If I am not wrong, Liz announced ~January 10th as a possible official release date somewhere in one of her comments.
While you may be correct that Liz said that, it does not appear that today is CM3 launch day. The next prediction out there, made by a couple of people, is for 16 Jan., based on an "expected delivery date" that was up at one point.

Anyone else want to try their hand at the guessing game?

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:19 pm

My guess would be not to guess, it is total baloney :lol:
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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:47 am

My, my... http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor ... /?sra=pmpn

At the moment, it shows "1389 in stock". CM3L, 1888 in stock. CM3 I/O board appears to be the carrier board only, for 80GBP.

Perhaps this is what the new Raspbian release is for.

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:36 am

W. H. Heydt wrote: Perhaps this is what the new Raspbian release is for.
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=171024
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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:09 am

RS Components is showing the CM3 Dev Kit, CM3 and CM3L as being in stock. No idea how long their web sill continue to admit to the existence, but perhaps those saying that 16 Jan. is the launch date are correct.

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:21 am

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Re: RPI-COMPUTE3-KIT

Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:56 pm

6by9 wrote:Officially launched now too: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/comput ... -3-launch/
Yup. Saw that this morning. I've been looking at prices. On the US sites, the dev kit prices are...strange.

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