bioe007 wrote:I am working on a project uses the CM3.
The pricing and availability is becoming a concern for me; many sources like Arrow and Digikey are listing the module for $50+ while other vendors (Newark) have sporadic availability with really long lead times.
Are there better channels to purchase quantities in the 500-1000 units range?
Farnell don't have any, next stock in will be 31st Aug.
RS only have 150, next stock in October.
These suppliers have the Compute modules made to order for them by the Sony factory in wales, everyone else buys their compute modules from these suppliers.
If you order now then they will be able to deliver however many you order as they will simply increase the manufacturing run size appropriately.
I imagine that they only have a manufacturing run every 6 months or so, Planning your stock levels in advance is advisable.
Building Management Systems Engineer.