Raspberry Pi 4’s price will go up to $45 instead of the current $35 price. It is the first time that the cost of development for the single-board computer segment has increased since its introduction in 2012.The British Foundation launched its first version in 2012.

The coronavirus outbreak led to the closure of factories and massive panic purchases by businesses to ensure they had enough parts to make their products. The growing need for technology, owing to the necessity of infrastructure for confinement and less production, has led to an increase in the cost of production and a shortage in the world of semiconductors, as I don’t remember. To this must be added the increase in costs in the transportation sector, especially in large modes of transportation like maritime.

“Global supply chains remain in flux in the wake of (hopefully) coming out of the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.” They explain this by citing the foundation’s desire to change the price, which is almost certainly only temporary. With Raspberry Pi, they are not in any way immune to the issue, which is applicable to every market that requires an easy chip to function. To illustrate, we’ve already warned you about the issue with special graphics chips. We will continue to wait until the situation has been resolved. There’s concern about the amount of inventory in stock for Black Friday and the Christmas campaign, the most significant of the year.

How much does the Raspberry Pi cost?

The only model with a price increase is the Raspberry Pi 4 with 2 GB of memory, which ranges from $35 to $45.This is precisely the model that was selected in 2020 to get an affordable price to coincide with the 8th anniversary of the first launch.

The Pi 4 with 1 GB is currently unavailable but will be available with a price of $35, focusing on industrial buyers who spend huge amounts and are more susceptible to price hikes.

The Foundation will also priorities the development of additional models, such as Compute Module 3, Compute Module 3+, and Raspberry Pi 3B, although they will recommend a switch to Version 4 which has higher performance and is made using more advanced techniques that are simpler to make. Despite these modifications to help it survive the storm, the Raspberry Pi won’t be capable of meeting all demands and will only sell 7 million units.

It’s true that an additional 10 bucks is not too much when you consider the fact that this is only an indefinite measure, as similar situations exist in other sectors. While some large buyers may be aware of this, the reality is that the Raspberry Pi 4It’s a great buy for $35 or $45 dollars. We highly recommend it for projects that require multiple components.

Buy the 8- or 4-gigabyte versions of memory, which keep their prices ($55 and 70 dollars, respectively) and provide the highest possibilities for this (great) technology that has powered a variety of single-board computers similar to this.

Allocation

“In the allocation of our stock of silicon with 40nm technology, we will priorities Compute Module 3, Compute Module 3+, along with the Raspberry Pi 3B, and reduce the priority of the Raspberry Pi 3B+,” Upton said. Upton. “Users who use compute modules are likely to have invested in design and inventory of their carrier boards. The Raspberry Pi 3B has a single-band radio and does not include shielding. Many industrial users have made substantial investments in testing compliance. The Raspberry Pi 3B+, on the other hand, uses the same wireless chipset as the Raspberry Pi 4, with the same FCC modular certification. “We anticipate this to result in a lower cost.” he added .”Our advice for embedded and industrial consumers on the Raspberry Pi 3B+ who want to maximize availability by 2022 is to start transferring design ideas to the 1GB version from the Raspberry Pi 4.”

“Long-term supply of our items, based on inventory, is a key aspect of our proposition for industrial customers.” The great news is that we’ve managed to maintain the same pricing for all products. We’re expecting to have sufficient 28nm silicon in the next 12 months to accommodate the existing Raspberry Pi 4 and Compute Module 4 customers, as well as customers moving from three-billion dollar Raspberry Pi’s. “There are early indications that our supply chain is beginning to improve,” he said.

These price changes will not last forever. “As supply chain concerns around the world are easing, we’ll be revisiting the issue and are determined to bring pricing back to its previous levels as quickly as we can.”