24 June 2014 Raspberry Pi dev kit speeds embedded designs Looking to help embedded engineers harness the power of the Raspberry Pi, element14 has launched the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit. The kit allows design engineers to use their own interface board to host the compute module and easily move from prototype through to production. "With significant interest in using the Raspberry Pi in industrial and embedded applications, the logical next step is to provide engineers with all the benefits of the traditional board in a flexible form factor to support embedded design," said element14 in a statement. The compute module contains a BCM2835 chip with 512MB RAM with an on board 4GB eMMC flash memory for booting the OS. The kit includes a fully functional IO board which supports an extensive GPIO and multiple connectors to help foster rapid prototype development, with access to all of the BCM2835 functionality. Claire Doyle, global head of Raspberry Pi at element14, commented: "We expect the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit to be adopted by design engineers for industrial applications, making the power of Pi accessible to more than just the hobbyist. "The development kit industry is exploding and the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit opens up the features of the Pi to the industrial design community." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.element14.com/ Companies Premier Farnell plc This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Raspberry Pi upgraded The Raspberry Pi has seen its first significant change, with the ... Read Article XMOS raises another $26m Bristol based fabless semiconductor company XMOS has completed a ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.