Raspberry Pi Compute Module (CM3)
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is the perfect solution to embed Raspberry Pi functionality into your industrial design. The CM3 Compute Module is a follow on from the previous CM1, with an updated processor and increased speed.
The CM3 is a prototyping platform aimed at business and industrial users.
The CM3 is the later version with various improvements to functionality. As we mentioned previously, there has been an upgrade to the on-board processor. The CM1 CPU runs at 700MHz while the CM3 offers an impressive 1.2GHz. The memory capacity has also increased from 512MB on the CM1 in comparison to 1GB on the CM3.
The CM3 is most comparable to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B in terms of core functionality
The Compute Module (CM3) is similar to the traditional Raspberry Pi boards, in that it houses the same core. It features the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC which is also available on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.2. The CM3 also features a 4GB eMMC Flash which is comparable to the SD card available on other Raspberry Pi boards.
The idea behind the Compute Module is that it is smaller and can be integrated into designs. This SODIMM module comes in a much more flexible form to be embedded into systems and other products.
The CM3 Compute Module enables you to customise the connectors to your own specific requirements. The compact board measures just 67.6x31 mm (compared to the 85x56mm standard boards) and it fits onto a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector. The Compute Module offers compatibility with many GPIOs and interfaces through a 200-pin connector edge.
The CM1 is suitable for those who plan to create their own printed circuit board (PCB). However the CM1 I/O Board is also an ideal adapter to interface to get your CM1 Module set up.
Note: Raspberry Pi guarantee the availability of CM3 and CM3 Lite until at least January 2023.
Classification: Add On Board
Name: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3
Technology: Development Kit
Device Core: ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Family Name: BCM2837
Processor Part Number: BCM2837
Processor Type: CPU