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What video resolutions are recommended and supported?
 
 
Using the native resolution of 1920x1080 is recommended. Other resolutions may work.
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Is the Raspberry Pi Compute Module functionality limited in some way, such as what software or Operating Systems can be used?
 
 
No
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Are the GPIO pins on the Compute Module accessible and open to use?
 
 
Currently the header on the NEC Compute Module Interface board is not populated and not supported.
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What is the communications speed of the internal serial connection to the display?
 
 
9600 baud. No parity. 8 bits data length with 1 stop bit.
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What are the differences between the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 NEC Edition and the standard Compute Module?
 
 
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 NEC Edition includes 16GB of eMMC onboard storage instead of the standard 4GB. The NEC edition also includes codec licenses for the MPEG-2 and VC-1 hardware codecs. These licenses are programmed into the processor during production and do not need to be included in the config.txt file.
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Does NEC provide support for any software or Operating System on the Compute Module?
 
 
NEC provides a Python based SDK for accessing the monitor control functionality via the internal serial connection. Support for other software or Operating Systems are not provided by NEC.
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Does the Compute Module 3 provide any support for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?
 
 
All included network connectivity is via the LAN connections on the display. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity can be added by using a 3rd party USB dongle connected to the display.
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Does the NEC Compute Module Interface board provide SD card support to use instead of the onboard eMMC memory?
 
 
No
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Can the video output of the Compute Module be daisy-chained to another display via the Display Port Output connection?
 
 
No
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Can the microSD slot be used to expand the onboard memory of the Compute Module?
 
 
No. The microSD slot, as well as the USB MP input, are dedicated to the internal Media Player on the display and cannot be used by the Compute Module. The USB CM1 and USB CM2 inputs can be used to connect additional USB based storage dedicated for the Compute Module.
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Is it possible to run Android OS on the Compute Module?
 
 
There are currently some experimental builds of Android for the Raspberry Pi; however, these are probably not stable enough to be used for professional and commercial applications, and may not even work at all on the Compute Module version of the Raspberry Pi.

NEC currently recommends using the OPS Android DRD Digital Signage Player instead.