Category: Raspberry Pi News
The Raspberry Pi compute module launched today, the device intended for OEM to integrate Raspberry Pi into their own products. The Compute Module is essentially a Model B (minus IO) on a small board with SO-DIMM style connectivity. It can be installed on a development board, allowing the OEM to add peripherals that they see fit.
Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, one thing which I saw as an oversight (and according to other sources, many would agree) was the amount of memory the Raspberry Pi shipped with – 256mb wasn’t enough. Understandably one of the core aims the Foundation had with the Raspberry Pi unit was to keep costs low, but something I hoped to have seen at launch was a ‘Model C’ with more memory.
Pictured: The Raspberry Pi Model B
Over on the foundation web site, they’ve introduced Turbo mode, which is an update to configuration which allows up to 50% power gain without voiding your warrenty (unfortunately I’ve already adjusted CPU voltage on mine so no warranty for me!). It’s basically a firmware update and configuration that works by applying a ‘turbo configuration’ when the SoC reaches 85°C. Here’s how to apply the turbo configuration to your Raspberry Pi: