The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a forthcoming addition to the Pi lineup, the "Pi Compute Module," which is "a Raspberry Pi shrunk down to fit on a SODIMM with onboard memory, whose connectors you can customise for your own needs." The form factor is intended for those who are going to create their own boards on which to attach the module, although there will be a breakout board designed by the Foundation as well. The module includes the same System-on-Chip as the original Pi and the same eMMC flash storage module; in addition the SODIMM connector will apparently expose more pins than the credit-card form factor, so that "the full flexibility of the BCM2835 SoC (which means that many more GPIOs and interfaces are available as compared to the Raspberry Pi)." The expected release date is sometime in June.
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