Raspberry Pi Manufacturing Starting, Should Ship This Month

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 07 February 2012 14:52

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Raspberry Pi, the eagerly anticipated $25/$35 computer than can easily play 1080p video (making it the perfect home theater PC) among other things, has started its manufacturing stage. The U.K. foundation who designed the computers was originally going to manufacture them in England, but it worked out that doing it in China was easier. Manufacturing in China, however, ran into a hiccup because the quartz crystal that they designed the computer to use isn't as available in China as it is in England, so production was delayed until they could find a supplier. A supplier has been found, and now they  can start production. They hope and plan to have 10,000 Raspberry Pi units done by February 20, which means that you could possibly get your hands on one before the month is over. Also released was a highly detailed specification sheet on the Broadcom BCM2835 chip that the system uses. You can read the original post here and download the PDF specification sheet here