COMPUTER IN YOUR POCKET the Raspberry Pi has passed CE compliance testing and will go ahead without any hardware modifications.
The testing for CE compliance came up late in the Raspberry Pi release process and was announced by the hardware distributors RS Components and Premier Farnell.
When the testing was mentioned there were fears that it could have delayed the release of the hardware should any modifications be needed, but since none are required the Raspberry Pi can go on sale sooner than expected.
There are still some processes to go through, but the Raspberry Pi Foundation is confident that everything can go ahead as expected.
"There is still a mountain of paperwork for us to sign, and that then has to be looked over by RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell; but that's a piece of cake compared to what we've been doing all week," the foundation said in a blog post.
As well as gaining European compliance, the Raspberry Pi has also met standards in the US, Canada and Australia. This means that the first devices are now very close to buyers' hands, and the last we heard there are already 200 of them in the UK. µ