A few days ago, the Raspberry Pi Official has released the latest Compute Module 3+.
The Compute Module 3+ (CM3+) is a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a flexible form factor, intended for industrial applications.
The CM3+/32GB Compute Module contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (the BCM2837 processor and 1GB RAM) as well as an 32GB eMMC Flash device (which is the equivalent of the SD card in the Pi).
- Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.2GHz
- 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
- 32GB eMMC Flash memory
This is all integrated onto a small (67.6mm × 31mm) board that fits into a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector. The Flash memory is connected directly to the processor on the board, but the remaining processor interfaces are available to the user via the connector pins. You get the full flexibility of the BCM2837 SoC (which means that many more GPIOs and interfaces are available than with a standard Raspberry Pi), and designing the Module into a custom system should be relatively straightforward because we’ve put all the tricky bits onto the Module itself.
To help you get started designing a PCB to use the Module, we provide an open-source breakout board, which is supplied with both a CM3+/32GB and a CM3+/Lite in an affordable development kit.
The CM3+ is also available in the following versions:
- CM3+/Lite: No eMMC Flash memory, but brings the SD card interface to the Module pins so a user can wire this up to an eMMC or SD card of their choice
- CM3+/8GB: 8GB Flash memory
- CM3+/16GB: 32GB Flash memory
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module IO expansion board is an expansion board designed for Raspberry pi compute module CM3 and CM3 lite, and it is also compatible to use with the newest latest CM3+ (Compute Module 3+). You can get the more wide range and more flexible application environment, you can get more simpler interface.
- Can use CM3+, CM3 or CM3L to implement the Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ function;
- More GPIO extensions than Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+: include standard HAT 40PIN GPIO output (fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+) and extra extension 14 PIN GPIO;
- Compatible with various expansion boards of Raspberry Pi
- Support power the board via battery, can read battery capacity by programing
- Support RTC (need to power the board via PH2.0 battery port)
- Support CSI/DSI
- Support OTG interface (via Micro USB Port for data)
- Support CM3+, CM3 (build in 4GB NAND Flash), support CM3L (TF card slot has a place to use)
- WIKI for reference: www.raspberrypiwiki.com/index.php/CM3_IO_Board
There is also an ultra-thin aluminum alloy case to install your Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Compute Module IO expansion board and your CM3+, CM3 or CM3L compute module.It is easy Set-up-Fit for raspberry pi Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 CM3/CM3L & IO Board, easy assembly with instruction. Various Ports for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 CM3/CM3L & IO Board; High quaily aluminum alloy material, ultra-thin design.
You can refer to here for the installation guide: