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posted by janrinok on Wednesday May 24 2023, @02:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the it's-almost-over dept.

According to Raspberry Pi CEO, Eben Upton, in an interview with YouTuber Jeff Geerling, the company put together 750,000 Raspberry Pi units in the first quarter of the year. That isn't a lot, but it also says that it's on track for building 2 million units this second quarter, helping it fill backlogged orders and paving the way for "unconstrained" supply during the remaining half of the year. Ultimately though, it means that you should expect units such as the Raspberry Pi 4 to be more widely available by the end of this year.

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  • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Wednesday May 24 2023, @04:46PM (2 children)

    by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday May 24 2023, @04:46PM (#1307954) Homepage Journal

    Have they fixed the USB-C power-supply standards incompatibility on Raspberry 4 yet?

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday May 24 2023, @05:34PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday May 24 2023, @05:34PM (#1307968)

    That would be a re-design, and from what little I have gleaned about USB-C power-supply standards, the blame is as much to lie with the overly complex and rarely complied with standards as with any particular design that isn't 100% compatible with all possible permutations. Having said that, I also gather that the Pi 4 also _could be_ a bit better than it is, even if 100% compliance is hopeless and futile.

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  • (Score: 2) by Zinho on Thursday May 25 2023, @02:41PM

    by Zinho (759) on Thursday May 25 2023, @02:41PM (#1308119)

    Tom's Hardware reported in September 2022 [] that the RPi foundation had revised their USB-C power socket to work correctly with the e-marked cables it was having trouble with before. At that time they intended to finish selling their stock of the previous revision, resulting in a temporarily-mixed supply stream of "maybe/maybe not" products.

    8 months and several million shipped units (none of which made it to hobbyists) later, I'm confident that the next time I'm able to buy a RPi 4 at MicroCenter it will be one of the new models.

    If not, the forum demonstrated a DIY fix, [] which is a solution provided that you're brave enough to try it.

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