RS Components and Allied Electronics announce successful completion of compliance tests on first Raspberry Pi boards

First boards conform to Class A ITE standard as required by the EMC directive

OXFORD, England--RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, have announced that compliance testing has been completed on the first batch of Raspberry Pi, the low-cost credit-card sized computer board designed to enable children and IT enthusiasts to develop programming skills.


The first boards have passed emission testing to Class A standard and comply with the requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive EN50081-2 (1993) for the use of information technology equipment (ITE) in industrial or office environments. Equipment used in a residential environment may be susceptible to radio interference and to ensure that Raspberry Pi customers are fully aware of this, each of the boards will be supplied with a warning statement in accordance with EMC regulations.

"This is excellent news for Raspberry Pi customers," commented Glenn Jarrett, Head of Electronics Marketing at RS Components. "We have thousands of people eagerly awaiting their boards, and this brings us another step closer to delivering Raspberry Pis across the world."

About RS Components and Allied Electronics

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn.

For more information, please visit the websites at www.rs-components.com and www.alliedelec.com.

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