Following last week's update on the Raspberry Pi shipping holdup due to a requirement by European distributors for the device to undergo CE quality mark testing, it's all good news from here with the following statement having just been given by Raspberry Pi foundation spokesperson Liz Upton on the official blog.

Following last week's update on the Raspberry Pi shipping holdup due to a requirement by European distributors for the device to undergo CE quality mark testing, it's all good news from here with the following statement having just been given by Raspberry Pi foundation spokesperson Liz Upton on the official blog.

"We just received confirmation that the Raspberry Pi has passed EMC testing without requiring any hardware modifications.

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.

Given that we’ve had the chamber for the whole week, we’ve used the time to make sure that alongside the CE requirements, the Raspberry Pi also complies with FCC regulations (USA) as well as CTick (Australia) and what we’ve been calling “that Canadian thing”."

After a rocky road of manufacturing woes followed by EMC concerns it should be smooth sailing here on out and with one less thing to worry about when the mass produced educational bundle release is ready for schools, colleges and universities later in the year.

Source: Raspberry Pi