The Raspberry Pi Compute Module development kit will enable design engineers to harness the power of the Raspberry Pi within their own embedded applications.
Each kit is supplied with a Compute Module, an IO Board, adaptors to convert the CMIO board camera and display interfaces to use the official Raspberry Pi Camera (and display when available later this year), 5V power supply and a micro USB cable for flashing the eMMC from a host PC.
The Raspberry Pi is now contained within a small SODIMM-style 6.5x3.5cm module. This contains the BCM2835 chip, 512MB RAM and an on-board 4GB eMMC flash memory for booting the Raspbian operating system. This will connect into a custom peripheral interface board designed by the engineer.
To support the development of such custom baseboards, a fully functional IO board is provided as part of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit which supports an extensive GPIO and multiple connectors to help foster rapid prototype development to help define the next generation of the “Internet of Things”.
It should be noted that this Compute Module is intended for serious design engineers interested in developing Raspberry Pi technology into their embedded projects, rather than consumers or hobbyist developers who require a significant amount of support to develop their own solution.