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Banana Pi

Banana Pi is a single-board computer that can run Android, Ubuntu, Debian, and cubieboard. Raspbian can be run, though the CPU complies with the requirements of the Debian armhf port.[1] It uses the Allwinner A20 SoC (system on a chip) and as such is mostly covered by the linux-sunxi port. The boards are made in China.

Banana PI is the open source hardware platform designed to assist the Elastos.org open source OS.

Contents

  • Features 1
  • Banana Pi M1 2
  • Banana Pi M1+ 3
  • Banana Pi M2 4
  • Banana Pi M3 5
  • Banana Pi G1 6
  • BPI-D1 7
  • Banana Pi R1 8
  • Banana Pi PRO 9
  • Specifications 10
  • Available operating systems 11
    • Banana Pi 11.1
  • Source code 12
  • Performance Benchmarks 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15
  • External links 16

Features

Banana PI hardware: 1Ghz ARMv7 dual-core processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, Banana PI with Gigabit ethernet port, SATA Socket. It can run with Android 4.2.2 smoothly. The Banana PI M1 is credit card sized, it can easily run games, it supports 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO is compatible with Raspberry Pi and it can run the ROM Image directly.

CSI Camera Connector specification:

The CSI Camera Connector is a 40-pin FPC connector which can connect external camera module with proper signal pin mappings. The pin definitions of the CSI interface are shown as below. This is marked on the Banana

Banana Pi M1

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 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art 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 RJ45
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 & RJ45

GPIO specification Banana Pi 26-pin GPIO Banana Pi has a 26-pin GPIO header that matches that of the Model A & B Raspberry Pi. BPI-M1 GPIO


Banana Pi has no direct relationship to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, though its similarities are clear.[2] "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.[3][4] 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+

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 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) education in schools.

Banana Pi M1+
CPU A20 ARM Coretx -A7 Dual-Core
GPU ARM Mali400MP2Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
Memory 1GB DDR3
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45 WIFI
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 & RJ45
OS Android 4.4,Android 4.2,RAspbian,Lubuntu,Open Suse,Debian

Banana Pi M2

Banana Pi M2
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[5]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 52 g
Website Banana M2

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 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) education in schools.

Banana PI M2 is the open source hardware platform, Banana PI M2 is an quad core version of Banana Pi, Banana PI M2 is the quad core more better than the Banana Pi M1, it supports on board Wi-Fi. 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 size of Banana PI M2 same as banana pi M1, it can easily run with the game it support 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi B+ and can run the ROM Image. Note: Banana Pi M2 does not support sata port, so you need use USB for hardisk

Banana Pi M2
CPU A31S ARM Coretx-A7 Quad-Core,256K[2] B L1 cache 1MB L2 cache
GPU PowerVR SGX54MP2 Comply with OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenCL 1x,DX9_3
Memory 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
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 4 USB PORT
GPIO GPIO, UART, I2C BUS, SPI BUS, WITH TWO CHIP SELECTS, ADC, PWM, +3.3V, +5V, GND
LED Power Key & RJ45
OS Android and Linux etc.OS

Banana Pi M3

Banana Pi M3
BPI-M3
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2015
Operating system Android (Android 5.1.1, 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[6]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-core (ARMv7-A) 2 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Power VR SGX544MP1
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g
Website M3

Banana PI M3 is an open source hardware platform, Banana PI M3 is an octa core version of Banana Pi, it supports on board Wi-Fi and SATA Port. Banana Pi M3 series runs Android, Debian linux, Ubuntu linux, Raspberry Pi images and other images. Banana PI M3 hardware: 1Ghz ARM7 octa-core processor, 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, Banana PI with Gigabit ethernet port, It can run with Android 5.1.1 smoothly. The size of Banana PI M3 same as banana pi M1, it can easily run with the game it support 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi B+ and can run the ROM Image.

Banana Pi M3
CPU Allwinner A83T ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-Core 1,8GHz, 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 8Go eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, SATA 2.0 Port
Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E/D) + WiFi 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 specifc functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and RJ45
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 48g
OS Android and Linux

Banana Pi G1

BPI-G1 is an integrated IEEE802.11 b / g / n (WIFI wireless network), IEEE802.15.4 (Zigbee), IEEE 802.11-2007 Standard (Bluetooth Low Energy4.0) development board. It is very easy to put these wireless protocol seamlessly together, you can exchange any different transport protocols, and three kinds of wireless protocols are integrated by three single-chip SOC, you can easily create your own Internet of things (IoT).

WIFI part of which is the use of TI's CC3200, which is a high-performance ARM? Cortex?-M4 wireless SOC, internally integrated TCP / IP protocol stack, simply use the BSD Socket can connect to the Internet.

The Zigbee is used TI CC2530, which integrates wireless capabilities and enhanced 8051 core SOC, TI after years of improvement, it is already 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, advanced security encryption and mesh network structure can easily cope.

Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) using 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 will help you deal with time-consuming data or transit, the three wireless SOC coordinated. Therefore, the use of BPI G1 can help you quickly achieve a variety of things DIY design.

Banana Pi G1
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date April 2015
Operating system Free-RTOS,TI-OS、Coustom-OS
System-on-chip used STM32F103
Dimensions 95 mm × 56 mm
Weight 19 g
Website Banana G1
Banana Pi G1
MCU STM32F103CB ARM Cortex™ -M3 32-bit RISC core
WIFI TI CC3200 一integrated ARM Cortex -M4 MCU with一WiFi network cc 3200 device is an integrated high-performance ARM Cortex™-M4 MCU and with a Wi-Fi network processor sbsystem (This subsystem includes 802.11 b/g/n radio,baseband,network protocol stack and 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,SD/MMC,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 very low total cost BOM.
ZigBee IEEE802.15.4 via TI CC2530 (SoC)for IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee RF4CE applications and solutions. CC2530 combines the excellent RF transceiver, the 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 WiFi Bluetooth ZigBee
Display OLED(128*64)
OS Free-RTOS Ti-OS Custom-OS

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

The Banana Pi board is similar to Cubieboard2.[7]

Banana Pi D1
Banana Pi single board computer
Developer Banana Pi
Type Single-board computer
Release date October 2014
Operating system running on llinux 3.4.35
CPU ARM986EJ 32Bits RISC Core 400 MHz
Memory 64MB DDR2
Storage MicroSD card
Dimensions 38 mm × 38 mm
Weight 10 g
Website Banana D1
Banana Pi R1
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[8]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[9]
Website Banana R1

BPI-D1

The BPI-D1 is the smallest open-source development board around, with a built-in HD mini camera. At 36mm (w) x36mm (l) and weighing in at 10g, it’s much smaller and lighter than any mini-cam or camera board out there. It allows you to create and customize your own mini-cam and can be a valuable part of any cool hardware you are working on. The D1 prides itself on providing high-resolution image quality: Both video and photos are captured at 1280x720p with a video capture rate of 30 fps.

The BPI-D1 is designed specifically to give you all the multimedia tools you need in one small package. Simply connect to an external battery source (with your desired power capacity), and the D1 does the rest: there’s a HD mini-cam, audio sensor, microphone, CPU, GPIO, WiFi, and more - you name it, the D1 has it.

Banana Pi R1

The BPI- R1 is a 300Mbit/s Wireless N Router with both wired and wireless network connections designed specifically for smart home networking use. With 2T2R MIMO Technology and two detachable antennas, the R1 is the dual core Android 4.2 product which more better than Linux product. It can run with Android4.2.2smoothly and with Gigabit ethernet port, SATA Socket, it can easily run with the game and support 1080P high definition video output.
BPI-R1BPI-R1


Banana Pi
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[8]
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-core (ARMv7-A) 1 GHz
Memory GB
Storage MicroSD card & SATA 2.0
Graphics Mali-400 MP2[9]
Dimensions 92 mm × 60 mm
Weight 48 g
Website .org.lemakerwww

Banana Pi PRO

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

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. It uses a microSD card for booting OS and also has a SATA 2.0 interface for connecting a hard disk to get more storage space. Compared to the Banana Pi, the Banana Pro adds an on-board WiFi 802.11 b/g/n AP6181 and integrated composite video and audio output into a 3.5 mm TRRS jack to get more space for making 40 pins extension headers.

Specifications

Hardware Specification Sheet
Banana Pi[10] Banana Pro[11]
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 RJ45

150 Mbit/s WiFi 802.11 b/g/n AP6181

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

Banana Pi[11]

  • Debian for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.107 & mainline; 2015-01-16)
  • Raspbian for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Scratch for Banana Pi (Boot to Scratch directly) (Linux kernel 3.4.103)
  • Lubuntu for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • openSUSE for Banana Pi (openSUSE v1412; Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Archlinux for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Bananian Linux (Debian based; Linux kernel 3.4.104+; 2015-01-11)
  • Android 4.2.2 & 4.4 for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.39+, 4.4 doesn't support Wifi and has many bugs, 4.2.2 doesn't support all apps in Korea)
  • Fedora for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103; 2014-12-26)
  • Kano for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103)
  • nOS for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103)
  • Kali Linux for Banana Pi (Linux kernel 3.4.103)

Source code

  • Bananapi-dev
  • BPI team Github
  • LeMaker Github
  • BananaPI SDK

Performance Benchmarks

  • Banana Pi Review
  • Raspberry vs Banana : hardware duel
  • Banana Pi Benchmarks: Banana Pi with SSD

See also

References

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  5. ^ http://www.allwinnertech.com/en/clq/processora/A31.html
  6. ^ http://www.allwinnertech.com/en/clq/processora/AllwinnerA80.html
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b
  9. ^ a b
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  11. ^ a b

External links

  • Banana Pi Official Website
  • BPI Official technology support forum Website
  • Banana Pi bpi Website
  • BPI Official forum Website
  • BPI Official product Website
  • BPI Chinese Forum
  • LeMaker Community
  • Banana Pro v.s. Raspberry Pi 2
  • WidgetHub BananaPi Wikki
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