Raspberry Pi ship date slips
Raspberry Pi won't make it into buyers' hands before 20 February and perhaps not until the end of the month, the organisation behind the $25 microcomputer has admitted.
The compact yet fully laden motherboard went into mass production early in January. The hope was the gadget would be available to buyers by now.
Alas not. Raspberry Pi's contract manufacturer "had some trouble sourcing a specific component", the firm blogged this week. The result: manufacturing is "taking a little longer than we’d hoped".
Says the blog: "The quartz crystal package we had chosen when we thought we were manufacturing in the UK is readily available over here in Europe.
"But it turns out that in China, that crystal package has been overtaken in price and size by a smaller, cheaper one, so the one we’d designed for has been a bit hard to find."
The boards will now be finished on 20 February, before arriving in the UK and shipping to buyers "before the end of the month". ®
No it doesn't you fibber
It's a microcontroller for a start, compared with a proper microprocessor with a GPU. It has 256KB flash, 64KB RAM, comapred with 256MB of RAM on the Pi. LPC runs a microcontroller RTOS, Pi runs Linux. LPC1769 120Mhz, Pi 700Mhz. Cost of LPC dev board around 100euro, Pi about 35euro.
Does the LPC do 1080p30 encode/decode? Does it have accelerated 2d/3d graphics. No.
So, before you go spouting off misinformation, try getting your facts right.
@ Giles... "Teach em to solder too"
Somebody should teach you how to tell the difference between your arse and your elbow.
Could not have said it better....
...and add to the mix that it is British innovation !!
@AC at 15:33
The RaspPi people didn't choose to manufacture in China, the UK government forced them to. They actually wanted to fab in the UK, but the import duties on the components meant that wasn't viable (taxes would have killed all profit) - so they had to go to China to get the fabbing done.
Is it any wonder that our economy is in the current mess then our own government is actively attacking local manufacturing?
You know.. I noticed the same thing. And I've bought lots of stuff that has so far resolutely failed to electrocute, poison, or otherwise damage me.
Still .. I'm sure the BNP are compiling a dossier of such crimes to show just how bad China is. Staying over there stealing jobs that were never ours to begin with.. Seducing their own women.. Eating their own food.. How dare they.