Raspberry Pi delayed yet again due to CE mark requirement

Raspberry Pi delayed once more, this time is a result of Element14 and RS components requiring a CE

@anthony256
Published Tue, Apr 3 2012 9:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

The $25 Raspberry Pi system has had yet another delay, with the first one revolving around the wrong type of networking jack soldered onto the circuit boards, and now we have this delay because of the distributors Element14 and RS Components requiring that the device be given a Conformite Europeenne (CE) mark that indicates compliance with electronics emissions guidelines before they will have anything to do with it.

Raspberry Pi delayed yet again due to CE mark requirement | TweakTown.com

The Raspberry Pi team hoped they didn't need it, but the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed it's a requirement. The company said in a blog:

On the basis of preliminary measurements, we expect emissions from the uncased product to meet category A requirements comfortably without modification, and possibly to meet the more stringent category B requirements which we had originally expected would require a metalised case.

For those who have pre-ordered the $25 Raspberry Pi, you'll have to wait that little bit longer. Let's hope its worth it.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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