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ModBerry 500 M3 with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 out now!

We are proud to announce that our newest device ModBerry 500 M3 is now available to order. ModBerry 500 M3 is an upgraded ModBerry 500 industrial computer series, using latest Compute Module 3 from Raspberry Pi. Used module increase the device’s performance up to ten times, maintaining low power consuption and optimal price of this solution. ModBerry features industrial protocol support, e.g. Modbus, M-Bus, SNMP, MQTT and more. Read full specification in ModBerry 500 M3 datasheet below:

Main features of ModBerry 500 M3:

  • Quad core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Videocore IV GPU
  • 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 4GB eMMC Flash
  • Full Modbus/M-Bus/SNMP/MQTT protocol support
  • Wide range of wired and wireless communication protocols (Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.)
  • Industrial-grade components and casing with DIN rail mounting

Watch ModBerry website for upcoming news and updates. More industrial solutions coming in 2017!

Compute Module 3 Technical Specification Released

Compute Module 3 (CM3) and Compute Module 3 Lite (CM3L) Technical Specification Released!

There will be two version of the Compute Module 3:  CM3 with a 4GB eMMC, and CM3 Lite without eMMC, but SD card signal are available to the baseboard.
Apart from this difference, both modules shares the same specs:

SoC
Broadcom BCM2837 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Videocore IV GPU

System Memory
1GB LPDDR2

Storage

  • CM3 Lite – SD card signals through SO-DIMM connector
  • CM3 – 4GB eMMC flash

200-pin edge connector with:

  • 48x GPIO
  • 2x I2C, 2x SPI, 2x UART
  • 2x SD/SDIO, 1x NAND interface (SMI)
  • 1x HDMI 1.3a
  • 1x USB 2.0 HOST/OTG
  • 1x DPI (Parallel RGB Display)
  • 1x 4-lane CSI Camera Interface (up to 1Gbps per lane), 1x 2-lane CSI Camera Interface (up to 1Gbps per lane)
  • 1x 4-lane DSI Display Interface (up to 1Gbps per lane), 1x 2-lane DSI Display Interface (up to 1Gbps per lane)

Power Supply
VBAT (2.5V to 5.0V) for BCM2837 processor core, 3.3V for PHYs, UI and eMMC flash, 1.8V for PHYs, IO, and SDRAM, VDAC (2.8V typ.) for video composite DAC, GPIO0-27_VREF & GPIO28-45_VREF (1.8 to 3.3V) for the two GPIO banks.

Dimensions
67.6 x 31 mm; compliant with JEDEC MO-224 mechanical specification used in DDR2 SO-DIMM memory module

Temperature Range
-25 to +80 degrees Celsius

Compute Module 3 and 3 Lite are electrically & mechanically compatible with the original Raspberry Pi Compute Module (CM1), so ModBerry 500 / NPE X500 will gain exra performance.

Following differences explained in the datasheet:

“Apart from the CPU upgrade and increase in RAM the other significant hardware differences to be aware of are that CM3 has grown from 30mm to 31mm in height, the VBAT supply can now draw significantly more power under heavy CPU load, and the HDMI HPD N 1V8 (GPIO46 1V8 on CM1) and EMMC EN N 1V8 (GPIO47 1V8 on CM1) are now driven from an IO expander rather than the processor. If a designer of a CM1 product has a suitably specified VBAT, can accommodate the extra 1mm module height increase and has followed the design rules with respect to GPIO46 1V8 and GPIO47 1V8 then a CM3 should work fine in a board designed for a CM1.”

You can download official Data Sheet here: