After passing compliance testing, the device gained Conformité Européenne (CE) quality-control marks without need for modification in the EU. For the other nations, the device complied with FCC regulations.
Reads the blog post: "We just received confirmation that the Raspberry Pi has passed EMC testing without requiring any hardware modifications. There is still a mountain of paperwork for us to sign, and that then has to be looked over by RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell; but that's a piece of cake compared to what we've been doing all week."
Because of the completion of the process, distributors Premier Farnell and RS Components can finally begin to deliver the $35 mini-computer to customers who pre-ordered last month. The first batch should hit customer's hands in 10 days, says the company.
For $35 you get a 3.3-inch wide board with a 700 MHz ARM11, 256MB RAM, HDMI-out, SD card slot, a USB port, ethernet, audio jack and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Apr 2012 18:59