Banana Pi

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The Banana Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers based on a low-cost concept for inner software and hardware development and school software learning such as Scratch. Its hardware design was influenced by Raspberry Pi in 2013. It is produced by the Chinese company Shenzhen SINOVOIP Co.,Ltd.

Banana Pi software is compatible with Raspberry Pi boards. Banana Pi also can run NetBSD, Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Raspbian operating systems, though the CPU complies with the requirements of the Debian armhf port.[1] It uses the Allwinner SoC (system on chip) and as such is mostly covered by the linux-sunxi port.

Banana Pi is the open source hardware[citation needed] and software platform which is designed to assist banana-pi.org.

Banana Pi M1[edit]

Banana Pi M1
BPI-M1.jpg
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date Apr 2014
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Armbian, Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A20[2]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage SD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[3]
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g

The Banana Pi M1 is a business card-sized and low-power single-board computer developed in China by the Banana Pi Team, with the intention of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in schools.It features high performance AllWinner dual-core SoC at 1 GHz, 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB, and HDMI connections. It can run on a variety of operating systems including Android, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian.

Banana Pi M1
CPU A20 ARM Cortex -A7 Dual-Core
GPU ARM Mali 400 MP2; Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
Memory 1GB DDR3
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 8P8C (1000BASE-T)
Video Input A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Outputs HDMI, CVBS, LVDS/RGB
Audio Outputs 3.5mm jack and HDMI
Power Source 5 volts DC via Micro USB or GPIO
USB 2.0 ports 2 (direct from Allwinner A20 chip)
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, CAN bus, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & 8P8C
Storage SATA 2.0,

The Banana Pi M1 Board detailed document on Banana Pi M1 Gitbook Page


Neither Banana Pi nor Shenzhen SINOVOIP Co.,Ltd. have a direct relationship to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, though its similarities are clear.[4] "Linux User & Developer" does not consider it a "direct clone, but a considerable evolution," whilst linux.com similarly sees it as a clone with improved performance.[5][6] The board layout is very similar to the Raspberry Pi board, though it's about 10% larger and the relative spacing of some connectors varies. Not all Raspberry Pi accessories will fit as a result.

Banana Pi M1+[edit]

Banana Pi M1+
BananaPi-M1+.png
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2015
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A20[2]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[3]
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g

The Banana M1+ is a credit card-sized and low-power single-board computer developed in China by the Banana Pi Team, with the intention of promoting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in schools.

Banana Pi M1+
CPU A20 ARM Cortex -A7 Dual-Core
GPU ARM Mali400MP2Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
Memory 1GB DDR3
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 8P8C, Wi-Fi
Video Input A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Outputs HDMI, CVBS, LVDS/RGB
Audio Outputs 3.5mm jack and HDMI
Power Source 5 volt via Micro USB (DC in only) and / or Micro USB OTG
USB 2.0 ports 2(direct from Allwinner A20 chip)
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, CAN bus, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & 8P8C
Storage SATA 2.0
OS Android 4.4, Android 4.2, Raspbian, Lubuntu, Open Suse, Debian

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Banana Pi M2[edit]

Banana Pi M2
BananaPi-M2.jpg
Banana Pi-M2 single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2015
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A31[7]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 52 g

The Banana M2 is a credit card-sized and low-power single-board computer developed in China by the Banana Pi Team, with the intention of promoting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in schools.

The Banana PI M2 is a open source hardware platform, Banana PI M2 is a quad core version of Banana Pi, which is an improvement over the dual-core of the Banana Pi M1, it supports on board Wi-Fi. The Banana Pi M2 series runs Android, Debian linux, Ubuntu linux, Raspberry Pi images and other images. Banana PI M2 hardware: 1Ghz ARM7 quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, Banana PI with Gigabit ethernet port, It can run with Android 4.4 smoothly. The Banana PI M2 is the same size as the Banana pi M1, it can run games, it supports 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO is compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, and it can run the ROM Image. Note: Banana Pi M2 has no SATA port, so USB must be used to provide hardisk.

Banana Pi M2
CPU A31S ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core, 256K[2] B L1 cache 1MB L2 cache
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2 Comply with OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenCL 1x,DX9_3
Memory 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 8P8C, Wi-Fi
Video Input A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Outputs HDMI, LVDS/RGB
Audio Outputs 3.5mm jack and HDMI
Power Source 5 volt via Micro USB(DC in Only)and /or Micro USB OTG
USB 2.0 ports 4 USB PORT
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & 8P8C
OS Android and Linux etc.OS

Note:

  • Since Banana PI BPI-M2 came out, it got lots of support from many developers, opensource community provide many technical support to BPI-M2, and also many customers do many interesting project on BPI-M2. Although Allwinner A31S chip stopped production since 2016, but as we have enough A31S Chip in stock, so we continue produce BPI-M2 until May, 2017. But now we have to sorry to tell that our A31S Chip out of stock now, so we have to stop production of BPI-M2 after 18 months that A31S Chip stop production. From June, 2017, we will not produce BPI-M2 anymore, BPI-M2 is the first product that stop production in Banana PI.
  • The Banana Pi M2 Board detailed document on Banana Pi M2 Gitbook Page

Banana Pi M2+(Plus)[edit]

Banana Pi M2+(Plus)
Banana pi BPI-M2+ 1.jpg
Banana Pi-M2+ single board computer
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2016
Operating system Android (4.2, 4.4),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD
System-on-chip used Allwinner H3[8]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz (Cache: 256kB L1, 1MB L2)
Memory GB (shared with GPU)
Storage MicroSD
Graphics Mali 400MP2 @ 600 MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0
Sound HDMI out
Camera CSI input camera module
Connectivity 2× USB 2.0 (3.3V or 5V), HDMI out, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, AP6212 Wi-Fi Module
Power 5 V DV via Micro USB and Micro USB OTG
Dimensions 65 mm × 65 mm
Weight 48 g

The Banana PI BPI-M2+ was released in April 2016. It sports an Allwinner H3 SoC with a quad-core CPU and an on-board WiFi module.

It runs Android, Debian, Ubuntu, and Raspbian images for the Raspberry Pi. Banana Pi PBI-M2 hardware: 1Ghz ARM7 quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8GB eMMC flash on board, and SDIO wifi module on board.

Note:

  • It does not support SATA, so you need to use an external disk connected through USB.
  • It does not support LCD displays.
  • The Banana Pi M2+ (Plus) Board detailed document on Banana Pi M2+ (Plus) Gitbook Page
Banana Pi M2+(Plus)
CPU H3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 4K
GPU Mali400MP2 GPU @600 MHz,Supports OpenGL ES 2.0
Memory 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
Onboard Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Onboard WIFI SDIO AP6212(option AP6181 AP6335)
Video Input A CSI input connector Camera:1 Supports 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface,2 Supports CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL,3 Supports SM pixel camera sensor, 4 Supports video capture solution up to 1080p@30fps
Video Outputs Supports HDMI output with HDCP,Supports HDMI CEC, Supports HDMI 30 function,Integrated CVBS, Supports simultaneous output of HDMI and CVBS
Audio Outputs HDMI
Power Source DC input can supply power, but USB OTG input don’t supply power
USB 2.0 ports two USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG
GPIO 40 Pins Header,compatible with Raspberry Pi B+
LED Power led & Status led
IR IR input on board
OS Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspberry Pi Image

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Zero[edit]

Banana Pi BPI-M2 zero
BPI-M2 zero 1.jpg
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date Apr 2014
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Armbian, Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner H2+ [9]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory 512M
Storage SD card
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[3]
Dimensions 65 mm × 30 mm
Weight 48 g

The Banana Pi BPI-M2 zero is a business card-sized and low-power single-board computer developed in China by the Banana Pi Team, with the intention of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in schools.It features high performance AllWinner quad-core SoC at 1.2 GHz, 512M of DDR3 SDRAM, USB, WIFI &BT,and micro HDMI connections. It can run on a variety of operating systems including Android, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian.

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Zero
CPU H2+ ARM Cortex -A7 quad-Core
GPU ARM Mali 400 MP2; Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
Memory 512 DDR3
Network WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
Video Outputs HDMI, MIPI
Audio Outputs HDMI
Power Source 5 volts DC via Micro USB or GPIO
USB 2.0 ports 1 (direct from Allwinner H2+ chip)
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, CAN bus, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & 8P8C
Storage SD slots

The Banana Pi has the same GPIO headers as the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A & B, as seen below.
BPI-M1 GPIO

The Banana Pi BPI-M2 zero Board detailed document on Banana Pi BPI-M2 Zero Gitbook Page

Banana Pi M2 Ultra[edit]

Banana Pi M2 Ultra
Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra 6.jpg
Banana Pi-M2 single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date November 2016
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner R40[10]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 2 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & 8GB eMMC & support SATA interface
Graphics Mali400 MP2
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 45 g

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra is an open source hardware platform,it has a quad-core cortex -A7 CPU, using Allwinner R40 design, it supports WIFI+BT on board, and supports SATA interface on board. Banana PI PBI-M2 Ultra hardware: Quad Core ARM Cortex A7, ARMv7 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8G eMMC flash on board.

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra with Gigabit Ethernet port can run Android smoothly. The size of Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra is the same as the Banana Pi BPI-M64; it supports 1080P video; and the 40 pin GPIO header is pin-compatible with the Raspberry Pi.

Notes:

  • supports SATA interface
  • if you use a 3.5" hard disk, you may need to power with outside power; on-board power can not support enough current.
Banana Pi M2 Ultra
CPU quad-core cortex-A7
GPU dual-core MALI-400 MP2 and runs at 500 MHz, capable of 1.1 Gpixel/s throughput. It provides OpenGL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, 1080p45 H.264 high-profile encode and decode.
Memory 2GB LPDDR3 (shared with GPU)
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, SATA interface support
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E/D) + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (AP6212) + Bluetooth BT4.0
Video Input(s) A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Output(s) HDMI 1.4 (Type A Full), MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) for raw LCD Panel
On board Storage MicroSD (TF) card, eMMC 8G on board (option:16/32/64G)
Audio Input(s) On board microphone
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack and HDMI
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power status Led and RJ45 Led
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 45g
OS Android and Linux

Note:

Banana Pi M2 Magic[edit]

Banana Pi M2 Magic
Banana pi bpi-m2 magic 1.jpg
Banana Pi-M2 Magic single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date November 2017
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner R16[11]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 2 GHz
Memory 512 MB
Storage MicroSD card & 8GB eMMC
Graphics Mali400 MP2
Dimensions 51 mm × 51 mm
Weight 45 g

Banana PI BPI-M2 Magic (BPi-M2M) is an efficient quad core solution designed for internet-of-things applications,Use allwinner R16 chip design, also can use Allwinner A33 chip on board, which outperforms competitors in terms of its system performance, scalability, and energy-efficiency; it can be used for home entertainment, home automation, and high wireless performance and so on.

Banana Pi M2 Magic
CPU Allwinner R16 ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP1 Comply with OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenCL 1x, DX9_3
Memory 512MB LPDDR3 (shared with GPU)
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot.
Network Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (AP6212) + Bluetooth BT4.0
Video Input(s) A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Output(s) MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) for raw LCD Panel
Audio Input(s) On board microphone
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x1), USB OTG (x1)
Remote Not IR Receiver
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and 8P8C
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 51x51mm, 48g
OS Android and Linux


Note:

Banana Pi M2 Berry[edit]

Banana Pi M2 Berry
Banana pi BPI-M2 Berry 1.jpg
Banana Pi-M2 single board computer
Type Single-board computer
Release date May 2017
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1, Android 6.0),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD
System-on-chip used Allwinner R40[12]
CPU ARM Quad-core Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 1.2 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA
Graphics Mali400MP2 GPU
Connectivity 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (AP module on board), BT 4.0
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 45 g

Banana PI M2 Berry is an open source hardware platform, the Banana PI BPI-M2 Berry is a quad-core 64 bit version of Banana Pi,it uses Allwinner A64 design and it supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board. Banana PI M2 Berry series run Android, Debian linux, Ubuntu linux,Raspbian image and other OS. Banana PI M2 Berry hardware: 64 Bit Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 1.2 GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, No eMMC Banana PI BPI-M64 with Gigabit Ethernet port, It can run Android smoothly when resolution is under HD or GPU is not needed.

Banana Pi M2 Berry
CPU Allwinner 32 Bit Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 1.2 GHz CPU
GPU Dual core Mali 400 MP2 GPU
Memory 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (Shared with GPU)
Storage MicroSD slot supports up to 64GB expansion. SATA port with minipc power connector. (No eMMC!!!)
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth BT4.0
Video Input(s) A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Output(s) high-definition video playback & 1080P60 HDMI 1.4 port and multi-channel audio output (NO H. / X.265 capabilities!!!) MIPI DSI for RAW LCD panels
Audio Input(s) On board microphone
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack and HDMI
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x4), USB OTG (x1)
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and RJ45
Power Source Micro USB (OTG) 5V 2A
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 45g
OS Android and Linux

Note:

Banana Pi M3[edit]

Banana Pi M3
Banana pi BPI-M3 6.jpg
Banana Pi-M3 single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date November 2015
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A83t[13]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-core (ARMv7-A) 2 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & 8GB eMMC & SATA 2.0[14]
Graphics Power VR SGX544MP1
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g

Banana Pi M3 is an open source hardware platform. Banana Pi M3 is an octa-core version of Banana Pi, it supports onboard Wi-Fi and SATA Port. Banana Pi M3 runs Android 5.1.1, Debian linux, Ubuntu linux, Raspberry Pi images and other images. Banana PI M3 hardware: 2Ghz ARM7 octa-core processor, 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, gigabit ethernet port and the GPIO is compatible with Raspberry Pi B+. The size of Banana Pi M3 is the same as Banana Pi M1.

Banana Pi M3
CPU Allwinner A83T ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-Core 1.8 GHz, 512KB L1 cache and 1MB L2 cache
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP1 Comply with OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenCL 1x, DX9_3
Memory 2GB LPDDR3 (shared with GPU)
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, SATA 2.0 Port (USB-to-SATA bridge)[14]
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E/D) + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (AP6212) + Bluetooth BT4.0
Video Input(s) A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Output(s) HDMI 1.4 (Type A Full), MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) for raw LCD Panel
Audio Input(s) On board microphone
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack and HDMI
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and 8P8C
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 48g
OS Android and Linux

Note:

Banana Pi M64[edit]

Banana Pi M64
Banana pi BPI-M64 3.jpg
Banana Pi-M64 single board computer
Type Single-board computer
Release date November 2016
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1, Android 6.0),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD
System-on-chip used Allwinner A64t[15]
CPU ARM Quad-core Cortex-A53 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) 1.2 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & 8GB eMMC
Graphics Mali400MP2 GPU
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g
Banana Pi M64
CPU Allwinner 64 Bit Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU
GPU Dual core Mali 400 MP2 GPU
Memory 2GB LPDDR3 (shared with GPU)
Storage MicroSD slot supports up to 256GB expansion & 8G eMMC flash (option 16/32/64G)
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth BT4.0
Video Input(s) A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Output(s) high-definition video playback & 2K HDMI port and multi-channel audio output (NO H. / X.265 capabilities!!!)
Audio Input(s) On board microphone
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack and HDMI
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and 8P8C
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 48g
OS Android and Linux

Note:

Banana Pi G1[edit]

Banana Pi-G1 is an integrated IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Wi-Fi wireless network), IEEE 802.15.4 (Zigbee), IEEE 802.11-2007 Standard (Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0) development board. All three wireless protocols can be used together, you can exchange any different transport protocols, and each wireless protocol is supported by its own single-chip SOC, which can facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

The Wi-Fi uses TI CC3200, which is a high-performance ARM Cortex-M4 wireless SOC, internally integrated TCP/IP protocol stack. This allows simple connection to the Internet using the BSD Socket.

The Zigbee uses TI CC2530, which integrates wireless capabilities and enhanced 8051 core SOC. After years of improvement, it is quite mature and stable. TI's Z-stack has achieved Zigbee 2007/Pro, you can use the 16's short address, you can use the 64-bit long address communication, face large local interconnect systems, providing advanced security encryption and mesh network structure support.

The Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) uses TI CC2540/1, an integrated BLE stack and enhanced 8051 core, low-power wireless SOC. At present, most mobile phones have support for Bluetooth 4.0, both as a wearable device, or mobile interactive accessories, CC2540 can be easily completed. Meanwhile, BPI G1 also incorporates a high-performance STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller, which help in dealing with time-consuming data or transit, the three wireless SOC coordinated.

Therefore, the Banana Pi G1 support a wide range of Internet of Things DIY wireless projects.

Banana Pi G1
BananaPi-G1.jpg
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2015
Operating system Free-RTOS, TI-OS, Coutom-OS
System-on-chip used STM32F103
Dimensions 95 mm × 56 mm
Weight 19 g
Banana Pi G1
MCU STM32F103CB ARM Cortex™ -M3 32-bit RISC core
Wi-Fi TI CC3200 integrated ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with Wi-Fi network cc 3200 device is an integrated high-performance ARM Cortex-M4 MCU and with a Wi-Fi network processor subsystem (This subsystem includes 802.11 b/g/n radio, baseband, network protocol stack, a powerful encryption engine MAC, supports 256 bit encryption in order to achieve a fast, secure Internet connection). This device contains a variety of peripherals, including a fast parallel camera interface, I2S, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, UART, SPI, I2C, and four-channel analog to digital converter (ADC).
Bluetooth TI CC2540 device is a low cost, low power, true system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth low energy applications. It enables to build a strong BLE master or slave node with low total BOM cost.
ZigBee IEEE802.15.4 via TI CC2530 (SoC)for IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee RF4CE applications and solutions. CC2530 combines an excellent RF transceiver, industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8 KB RAM, outstanding performance, and many other powerful features.
Power Source 5V DC
Buttons reset
LED Wi-Fi Bluetooth ZigBee
Display OLED(128*64)
OS Free-RTOS Ti-OS Custom-OS

Note:

Powered by AXP209 power management unit, Banana Pi is able to output up to 1.6A, which means users can drive an external HDD without an extra power supply.

The Banana Pi board is similar to Cubieboard2.[16]

Banana Pi BPI-R1[edit]

Banana Pi BPI-R1
BananaPi-R1.jpg
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date October 2014
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A20[9]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[3]
Banana Pi R1
CPU A20 ARM Cortex -A7 Dual-Core
GPU ARM Mali400MP2Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
Memory 1GB DDR3
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 8P8C, Wi-Fi
Video Input A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Video Outputs HDMI, CVBS, LVDS/RGB
Audio Outputs 3.5mm jack and HDMI
Power Source 5 volt via Micro USB (DC in only) and / or Micro USB OTG
USB 2.0 ports 2(direct from Allwinner A20 chip)
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, CAN bus, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & 8P8C
Storage SATA 2.0
OS Android 4.4, Android 4.2, Raspbian, Lubuntu, Open Suse, Debian

Note:

  • The Banana Pi R1 Board detailed document on Banana Pi R1 Gitbook Page
  • The Banana Pi R1 is a 300Mbit/s Wireless N Router with both wired and wireless network connections is designed specifically for smart home networking use. With 2T2R MIMO technology and two detachable antennas, the R1 is a dual core system that runs smoothly with Android 4.2.2 and has a Gigabit ethernet port, SATA socket, supports games and 1080P high definition video output.

Banana Pi-D1[edit]

Banana Pi D1
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Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date October 2014
Operating system running on Linux 3.4.35
CPU ARM986EJ 32Bits RISC Core 400 MHz
Memory 64MB DDR2
Storage MicroSD card
Dimensions 38 mm × 38 mm
Weight 10 g

The BPI-D1 is one of the smallest open-source development boards currently on the market, with a built-in HD mini camera. At 36mm (w) x36mm (l) and weighing in at 10g, it is claimed to be much smaller than other boards with comparable features. The board is specially suited to mini-cam applications, providing high-resolution image quality: both video and still capture at 1280x720p with a video capture rate of 30 fps.

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The Banana Pi-D1 is designed to provide a set of multimedia tools in one small package, that can be run from an external battery source.

The major features of the D1 include: HD mini-cam, audio sensor, microphone, CPU, GPIO, and Wi-Fi,

Note:

Banana Pi BPI-R2[edit]

Banana Pi BPI-R2
Banana Pi BPI-R2 1.jpg
Developer [ Banana Pi]
Type Single-board computer
Release date 2017
Operating system Android Android 5.1,Linux (Bananian, OpenWrt and others
System-on-chip used MediaTek MT7623N
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core (ARMv7-A) upto 1.3 GHz
Memory GB
Storage eMMC, MicroSD card & SATA 3.0 (6Gbps, 1 or optionally 2 ports)
Graphics Mali-450 MP4[3]
Dimensions 148 mm × 100.5 mm
Weight 100 g

Banana PI BPI-R2 is a highly integrated multimedia network router; it can be used for high wireless performance, homeentertainment,home automation and so on. BPI-R2 integrate a Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7 MPcore operating up to 1.3 GHz, The Router also includes a variety of peripherals, including HDMI TX, MIPI DSI, PCIe2.0, USB2.0 OTG, USB3.0 Port, SATA port,5 Gbit/s Port Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11a/b/g/n wifi & BT4.1 on board, also support 802.11ac/n WLAN connection through mini PCI-e port BPI-R2can run with Android5.1 smoothly, while as of the time this entry is updated this board does not work properly with any known linux distribution. The size of Banana PIBPI-R2 same asBPI-R1, it can easily run with the game it support 1080P high definition video output,

Banana Pi R2
CPU MediaTek MT7623N, Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Mali 450 MP4 GPU
Memory 2G DDR3 SDRAM
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, Two SATA 2.0 Port (USB-to-SATA bridge)
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (MT7530) + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G/5G (MT6625L) + Bluetooth BT4.1 with MTK6625L chip
Display(s) HDMI (Type A) output with HDCP 1.4, resolutions up 1920x1200; MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) interface(4 data lanes)
Video decoder(s) Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264, etc. H.264 high-profile 1080p@60fps, HEVC/H.265 1080P@60fps
Audio Output(s) HDMI & I2S
USB ports USB 3.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
PCIE 1 pcie interface & 1 pcie pin define interface
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
LED Power Status and 8P8C
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 148 mm × 100.5mm 100g
OS OpenWRT,Debian,linux,Ubuntu linux, Raspbian and others OS

Note:

Banana Pi BPI-W2[edit]

Banana Pi BPI-W2
Banana Pi BPI-W2 1.jpg
Developer [ Banana Pi]
Type Single-board computer
Release date 2018
Operating system Android Android 5.1,Linux (Bananian, OpenWrt and others
System-on-chip used Realtek RTD1296
CPU ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-core (ARM A53) upto 64 bit
Memory GB
Storage eMMC, MicroSD card & SATA 3.0 (6Gbps, 1 or optionally 2 ports)
Graphics Mali-T820 MP3[3]
Dimensions 148 mm × 100.5 mm
Weight 100 g

Banana PI BPI-W2 is a highly integrated multimedia network router;it can be used for high wireless performance, homeentertainment,home automation and so on... BPI-W2 integrate a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPcore operating up to 1.5 GHz, The Router also includes a variety of peripherals, including HDMI RX/TX, Mini DP, PCIe2.0,PCIe1.1&SDIO,M.2 interface, USB2.0 , USB3.0 Port, SATA port,2 Gbps Port Gigabit Ethernet port, also support 802.11ac/n WLAN connection thru PCI-e port BPI-W2 can run with Android6.0 smoothly, it also can run OpenWRT,Debian,linux,Ubuntu linux, Raspbian and others OS. The size of Banana Pi BPI-W2 same as BPI-R2, it can easily run with the game it support 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi3

Banana Pi W2
CPU Realtek RTD1296, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Mali T820 MP3 GPU
Memory 2G DDR3 SDRAM
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, Two SATA 2.0 Port
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G/5G
Display(s) HDMI (Type A) output with HDCP 1.4, resolutions up 1920x1200; MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) interface(4 data lanes)
Video decoder(s) The Video DSP of RTD1296 is dedicated to manipulating,decoding and encoding of video streams in various formats, e.g. decoding 4K2K H.265,Full HD MPEG1/2/4/H.264/H.264 MVC,AVC/VC-1,VP8,AVS,AVS Plus,HD jpeg,etc.Video decoding and encoding can run simultaneously. support 3D de-intrlacing,video scaling up to 4K2K and so on.
Audio Output(s) support two audio device HDMI and headphone, also support Audio In/Out with PIN define.
USB ports USB 3.0 PORT (x1), USB OTG (x3)
PCIE 2 pcie interface
M.2 1* M.2 interface
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
LED Red, Green, Blue
Power Source 12 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 148 mm × 100.5mm 100g
OS OpenWRT,Debian,linux,Ubuntu linux, Raspbian and others OS

Note:

Banana Pi Pro[edit]

Banana Pi
LeMaker Banana Pro Logo.png
LeMaker Banana Pro Front.jpg
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date October 2014
Operating system Android (Android 4.2, Android 4.4),Linux (Bananian, Lubuntu, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, Gentoo, openSUSE), Berryboot, FreeBSD, OpenWrt
System-on-chip used Allwinner A20[9]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[3]
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g

The Banana Pi Pro is a credit card-sized and low-power single-board computer developed in China by the LeMaker Team, with the goal of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in schools.

Like its smaller sibling the Banana Pi, the Pro concept is heavily influenced by the Raspberry Pi, however the Banana Pro provides various enhancements over prior designs.

The Banana Pro has an Allwinner A20 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz, Mali-400 MP2 GPU and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM.

The Banana Pro uses a microSD card for booting an OS, but also includes a SATA 2.0 interface to allow connection of a hard disk for additional storage, however you cannot boot from the hard disk.

Other differences from the Banana Pi include on-board Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n AP6181, integrated composite video and audio output into a 3.5 mm TRRS jack. This makes space for a 40-pin extension header.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware Specification Sheet
Banana Pi[17] Banana Pro[18]
SoC Allwinner A20 Allwinner A20 (CPU, GPU, SATA 2.0, 3 USB ports)
CPU 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7 instruction set)
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2 dual GPU core Mali-400 MP2 - complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 (hardware acceleration support)
Memory (SDRAM) 1 GB DDR3 DRAM (shared with GPU) 1 GB DDR3 DRAM (shared with GPU)
Power Expects 5 V source connected to the micro-USB connector, recommended 2 A if connecting a SATA hard disk using the onboard power connector 5 V @ 2 A via micro-USB (DC in only) and/or micro-USB (OTG)
PMU AXP209
USB 2 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB OTG 2 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB 2.0 OTG (all direct from A20 chip)
Low-level peripherals 26 extended pins including I²C, SPI, UART, CAN bus 40 pins GPIO headers

28 GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, CAN, I2S, SPDIF

Onboard Storage SD slot (maximum 64 GB), 7-pin SATA 2.0 data port (with a separate power connector), supporting maximum 4 TB hard drive MicroSD card

SATA 2.0 (with a separate power connector)

Onboard Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet connector, with LEDs 10/100/1000 Ethernet 8P8C,

65 Mbit/s Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n AP6212

Bluetooth Optional
Display Allwinner A20 built-in, supports HDMI 1080p and CVBS Supports multi-channel HD display:

HDMI 1.4 (Type A - full), composite video (PAL and NTSC) (via 3.5 mm TRRS jack shared with audio out), LVDS/RGB/CPU display interface (DSI) for raw LCD panels. 11 HDMI resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1080 plus various PAL and NTSC standards

Video CedarX HD H.264 2160p video decoding. Multi-format FHD video decoding, including MPEG1/2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, etc. H.264 high-profile 1080p@30fps or 720p@60fps encoding
Camera 1 CSI camera connector Parallel 8-bit camera interface
Audio Outputs ⌀3.5 mm audio output jack HDMI, analog audio (via 3.5 mm TRRS jack shared with composite video out), I2S audio (also potentially for audio input)
Audio input Onboard microphone Onboard microphone
Buttons Power, reset and u-boot switches mounted on board Power, reset and u-boot switches mounted on board
LEDs One user-defined LED on board Power status LED (red), Ethernet status LED (blue), user defined LED (green)
Other Onboard IR receiver Onboard IR receiver
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g 48 g

Available operating systems[edit]

Banana Pi[18][edit]

  • Android 4.2.2 & 4.4 for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.39+, 4.4 doesn't support Wi-Fi and has many bugs, 4.2.2 doesn't support all apps in Korea)
  • Archlinux for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Armbian stable, with more kernel options, Debian or Ubuntu userland (3.4.113, 4.9.7, 4.11.0; 5.5.2017)
  • Bananian Linux (Debian based; Linux kernel 3.4.111; 2016-04-23)
  • CentOS 7 (1511)
  • Fedora for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Kali Linux for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103)
  • Kano for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103)
  • Lubuntu for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • NetBSD 7.0
  • OpenMediaVault[19]
  • OpenWrt[20]
  • openSUSE for Banana Pi (openSUSE v1412; Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Raspbian for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • ROKOS for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Scratch for Banana Pi (Boot to Scratch directly) (Linux kernel 3.4.103)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debian Wiki: armhf – Arm Hard Float Port". Debian Wiki. 
  2. ^ a b "A20_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Mali-400". ARM. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  4. ^ Heath, Nick (21 May 2014). "Raspberry Pi: Five alternatives for hackers and modders". TechRepublic. 
  5. ^ Halfacree, Gareth. "Banana Pi review – tastier than Raspberry?". Linux User & Developer. 
  6. ^ Brown, Eric (24 April 2014). "Raspberry Pi Clones Match the Connectors, But Boost the Firepower". Linux News. 
  7. ^ "A31_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  8. ^ "H3_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  9. ^ a b c "H2+_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  10. ^ "R40_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  11. ^ "R16_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  12. ^ "R40_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  13. ^ "A80_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  14. ^ a b forum.banana-pi.org The M3 has no SATA support, its USB-to-SATA bridge is many times slower than the native SATA implementation of M1/M1+
  15. ^ "A64_Allwinner Technology". Allwinnertech.com. 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Test: Einplatinen-Computer Banana Pi als Raspberry-Pi-Ersatz". CT Magazine (in German). 
  17. ^ "Banana Pi Specifications". Lemaker Wiki. 
  18. ^ a b "Specifications from board manufacturer". Banana Pro. 
  19. ^ http://www.lemaker.org/product-bananapro-resource.html
  20. ^ http://www.lemaker.org/product-bananapi-resource.html

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