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BBB Revision C with 4GB eMMC

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Noticed this on the wiki here http://www.elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack#Revision_C_.28Pending.29

 

Revision C (Pending)

This revision increases the eMMC from 2GB to 4GB. We are making this change for several reasons:

1) Complaints from the community about lack of space left in the eMMC.
2) For those worried about their eMMC wearing out, the added space will help in the area of moving the data around to prevent wear out. Assuming of course you don't try and use it all.
3) Concerns over the long-term availability of the 2GB device. 4GB is currently the low end of the offering. This also gives us two sources.

We are planning a price increase for the Rev C somewhere between $5 and $15. We are working to figure out where it needs to be. This is for several reasons:

1) To cover the increased cost of the 4G devices.
2) Currently there is $0 margin on these boards which limits our ability to bring more manufacturing capacity on line. Added some margin allows us to find more capacity.
3) Without margin, we cannot respond to component price increases due to market forces. This is of particular concern in the area of NAND and DDR3. We have been successful in fighting back some increases, but we don't know if that will continue.

We plan to start production on this revision in 4-5 weeks. We will continue to build and ship the Rev B boards until then.

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