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10 April 2012, 12:21

Raspberry Pi now CE and FCC certified

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CE Mark

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that, after last minute delays, its hardware has completed testing for CE as well as FCC compliance; the device has also been certified for use in Australia and Canada. CE compliance, as denoted by the well known CE mark, shows the device meets criteria for devices sold in the European Economic Area.

Initially, the Raspberry Pi Foundation believed it did not need a CE mark as it was not offering the device as consumer product – the regulations have exemptions for development boards. It cited the BeagleBoard as a device which lacked the CE mark in Europe, though the BeagleBoard developers pointed out most recent xM versions of the BeagleBoard and the BeagleBone carry the mark. The foundation was told by RS Components and element14 that they could not distribute the board until it had the mark, and so the foundation set about getting it tested for compliance with Europe, US, Australia and Canada's regulations.

No hardware modifications were necessary to pass the tests which means that, after the paperwork has been finished, the Raspberry Pi should finally be ready for distribution. There has been no further update from the foundation on actual ship dates.

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