10 April 2012 Raspberry Pi passes quality control tests Raspberry Pi passes quality control tests The first production models of the Raspberry Pi computer boards have passed EMC and compliance testing, it was announced today. According to a statement released by RS Components and Allied Electronics, the first boards have passed emission testing to Class A standard and comply with the requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility directive EN50081-2 for the use of information technology equipment in industrial or office environments. "This is excellent news for Raspberry Pi customers," commented Glenn Jarrett, head of electronics marketing at RS Components. "We have thousands of people eagerly awaiting their boards, and this brings us another step closer to delivering Raspberry Pi's across the world." Launched in February this year, Raspberry Pi is a £22 credit card sized computer board designed to enable children and IT enthusiasts to develop programming skills. It is based around a 700MHz ARM chip and features an Ethernet port to connect to the internet, as well as two USB ports. After plugging in a keyboard, mouse and screen, students can use the Raspberry Pi's open source software to write their own code. The completion of the approval process means that distributors Premier Farnell and RS Components can now start delivering the modules to customers. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.raspberrypi.org/ This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Raspberry Pi is at the forefront of innovation, a great British product, but why has it been tested to a superseded standard for EMC? Someone needs to sort this out before claiming compliance with EU Directives! Report this Comment Posted by: Keith Richens, 10/04/2012 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.