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The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Yes the compute module has finally been announced and will be available for sale with the compute module IO board so for those people interested in using the Raspberry Pi to develop interesting new products then have a look in the documentation for the schematics and ask here for more information
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:39 pm

ummm,
would it be possible to get gig network speeds from it ..... obviously needs a chip but ......
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:45 pm

The SMI interface is a parallel interface that the compute module opens access to (it is a 16bit wide interface) so theoretically a driver could be written to talk through that interface.

Problem would be finding a chip that can talk down such an interface...

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:55 pm

From the dept of the confused and confounded ...
http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi ... w-product/

Since there was no sensible reference in earlier posts.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Well that is a great Easter Present. A Pi for all seasons ?

Looks like all the "why can I not have a Pi with xxxxxx features" moaners and groaners will be silenced !

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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:28 pm

Of course, they will have to make it themselves....

But this does expose all the interfaces, so multiple or stereo cameras would be possible, multiple displays, all the GPIO etc.

Again, you would need to make a board on which to plug this in to...
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:29 pm

So by having a Pi on a card does that mean upgrading to a more powerful ARMv7 is now possible??

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:36 pm

redhawk wrote:So by having a Pi on a card does that mean upgrading to a more powerful ARMv7 is now possible??

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Well, you could build another board with a completely different ARM on it that used the same DIMM plug scheme...but...why? None of the peripherals would work.

Upgrading to a new SoC is a complete rework of everything. Broadcom doesn't make a SoC that fits the requirements. This is simply putting the Bcm2835 on a small board with some flash to that people can build them in to commercial product without the oddities of the current plugfest. Look on this as the engine. A raspberry Pi B is the whole car.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:10 pm

And the model A as being a Reliant Robin?
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:12 pm

More like a C5 :D

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:34 pm

gsh wrote:And the model A as being a Reliant Robin?
More like a 2CV. It has the same number of wheels as the Mclaren P1, but isn't quite as good.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:41 pm

Ah, so this is the meaning of that mysterious little comment JamesH made the other week, when someone was asking about buying chips...

I foresee a lot of people scrambling to make breakout boards now! :ugeek:

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:44 pm

redhawk wrote:So by having a Pi on a card does that mean upgrading to a more powerful ARMv7 is now possible??

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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:46 pm

Compute module = A raspberry Pi Mini...

Nice to see its got 512MB ram in there

I see a fast developing market in IO boards , and the RPi one displayed didn't have the composite video and audio jacks of the Pi.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:50 pm

Ravenous wrote:Ah, so this is the meaning of that mysterious little comment JamesH made the other week, when someone was asking about buying chips...

I foresee a lot of people scrambling to make breakout boards now! :ugeek:
Might be...

OK, yes it was (before people start thinking there is another announcement on the way!)

I also foresee some boards hitting the market fairly quickly, but I would be cautious, there are quite a few signals and power rails to get right. The development kit IO board in the videos is a 6 layer device, and it's expected commercials will be 4 layer, so it's not a trivial exercise.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Sizes in mm:

Compute module 67x30
R Pi model A 85×50
Compute IO board 85x105

So the module is tiny, but IO board isn't that small (is it final? )
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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:06 pm

mikerr wrote:Sizes in mm:

Compute module 67x30
Wonder how soon we'll see the first cluster in an Altoids tin? :lol:

(Apologies spelling.)

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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:41 pm

mikerr wrote:Compute module 67x30
R Pi model A 85×50
Compute IO board 85x105
I see the 85x105 I/O board as "demo board" for a quickstart to develop for the module, before you design it into your own product. It has every I/O pin using 0.1" headers for convenience, and everything on the board is spaced out for easy access. Of course that is not what you would do in a modern embedded design if you cared about size. But it's just a development aid; if you want small, you design your own board to be small.

If there is widespread interest in another breakout board with different form factor, the market will likely provide it.

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Re: The compute module is here...

Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:13 pm

jbeale wrote:
mikerr wrote:Compute module 67x30
R Pi model A 85×50
Compute IO board 85x105
I see the 85x105 I/O board as "demo board" for a quickstart to develop for the module, before you design it into your own product. It has every I/O pin using 0.1" headers for convenience, and everything on the board is spaced out for easy access. Of course that is not what you would do in a modern embedded design if you cared about size. But it's just a development aid; if you want small, you design your own board to be small.

If there is widespread interest in another breakout board with different form factor, the market will likely provide it.
Exactly right, and the IO board is not going to be cheap either (considerably more than the cost of the CM or indeed the Raspi itself). The whole point is for people to develop their own boards for their specific applications. You can make those cheaply with just the components you need. Most developments boards are very expensive compared with the customised end products - for example, the dev kit we have for the 2835 is well over $1000, but does have a display, cameras etc. But they are a one off cost for your product development, and will save a fortune in the short medium and long term.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:23 am

mmm... after a quick look up, the cheapest single unit for the module connector is ~£2...
not bad starting point for building a prototype I/O board.
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Re: The compute module is here...

Sat May 10, 2014 1:37 am

Ravenous wrote:
mikerr wrote:Sizes in mm:

Compute module 67x30
Wonder how soon we'll see the first cluster in an Altoids tin? :lol:
I'm liking it. :!:

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