4th November 2020, Kathmandu
Raspberry Pi has followed a system-on-module variant based on the exact same core silicon in its computing modules. It is basically focused on people wanting to create their PCB. To fit the smaller SO-DIMM, the Raspberry Pi Compute Model has been shrunk-down. With SO-DIMM, now connectors can be customized according to the needs.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The Raspberry Foundation had released the flagship Raspberry Pi 4 back in June 2019. However, after 16 months, Raspberry Pi has launched a new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. It features the same processor as of Raspberry Pi 4 but has packed in a compute module for industrial use cases.
With the Compute Module 4, you get much better video performance with 4K at 60 fps hardware decode for H.265 videos and 1080p at 60 fps hardware decode for H.264 videos. Whereas you get 1080p at 30 fps hardware encode of H.264 videos. With the dual HDMI connection, you can connect up to two 4K displays at 60 fps.
Likewise, with Compute Modules 4, you can choose to with or without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You also get an option for with 1GB, 2GB, 4GB or even 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB eMMC Flash storage. There’s also a model without any eMMC flash storage(0GB “Lite”) if you want to use an external eMMC or SD card interface.
⦁ Form factor: 55 mm × 40 mm
⦁ Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
⦁ Graphics: OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
⦁ RAM: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM (depending on variant)
⦁ Storage: Options for 0GB (“Lite”), 8GB, 16GB or 32GB eMMC Flash memory (depending on variant)
⦁ 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless
⦁ On-board electronic switch for external or PCB trace antenna
⦁ Bluetooth 5.0
⦁ 1 × USB 2.0 interface
⦁ 28 GPIO signals
⦁ Multimedia: H.265 (HEVC) (up to 4Kp60 decode), H.264 (up to 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
⦁ Operation Temperature: -20°C to +85°C
⦁ Input power: 5V DC
⦁ Production: until at least January 2028
Price in Nepal
You can mix-and-match the optional specs to keep your costs down at scale. There are 32 different Compute Module 4, ranging from $25/Rs.2,981 with no wireless connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 0GB “Lite” eMMC Flash memory to $90/Rs. 10,733 with wireless connectivity, 8GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC Flash memory.
|Model||Price In US||Price In Nepal (Converted)|
|Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Base Variant
(1GB RAM+0GB “Lite” eMMC/ No wireless)
|Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Highest Spec Variant(8GB RAM+32GB eMMC/ Wireless)||USD 90||Rs. 10,733|