Pi Raspberry

Small-sized Processor , Long-term Storage

Pi Raspberry - Small-sized Processor , Long-term Storage

The History of Raspberry Pi

In 2006, early concepts of the Raspberry Pi were based on the Atmel ATmega644 microcontroller. The first ARM prototype version of the computer was mounted in a package the same size as a USB memory stick. It had a USB port on one end and a HDMI port on the other.
In August 2011, fifty Alpha boards were manufactured. These boards were functionally identical to the planned model B, but were physically larger to accommodate debug headers.
In October 2011, a version of RISC OS 5 was demonstrated in public, and following a year of development the port was released for general consumption in November 2012.
In December 2011, twenty-five model B Beta boards were assembled and tested.
The first batch of 10,000 boards was manufactured in Taiwan and China.
Initial sales commenced 29 February 2012[47] at 06:00 UTC;. At the same time, it was announced that the Model A, originally to have had 128 MB of RAM, was to be upgraded to 256 MB before release.video_thumb1
On 16 April 2012 reports started to appear from the first buyers who had received their Raspberry Pi. As of 22 May 2012 over 20,000 units have been shipped. On 16 July 2012 it was announced that 4000 units were being manufactured per day, allowing Raspberry Pis to be bought in bulk. On 5 September the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a second revision of the Model B Raspberry Pi. On 6 September 2012 it was announced that going forward the bulk of Raspberry Pi units would be manufactured in the UK, at Sony’s manufacturing facility in Pencoed, Wales. The foundation estimates the plant will produce 30,000 units per month, and will create about 30 new jobs. On 20 April 2012 the schematics for the Model-A and Model-B were released by the Raspberry Pi foundation.