Introducing the Banana Pi M2Berry

Introducing the Banana Pi M2Berry

6th May 2019 0 By Tanna Techbiz LLP

Introduction

  • Banana Pi BPI-M2 Berry is a quad-core mini single board computer built with Allwinner V40 SoC. It features 1GB of RAM . It also has onboard WiFi and BT. On the ports side, the BPI-M2 Ultra has 4 USB A 2.0 ports, 1 USB OTG port, 1 HDMI port, 1 audio jack, and last but not least, a SATA port.
  • Also being a member of the Banana Pi family, the M2 Berry is a direct upgrade from the Banana Pi M1/M1+ that support SATA from the SoC. The SATA performance on the V40 is fitting for media related projects such as storage servers. Backed by our community, starting a project and building servers is fun and rewarding.

Key Features

  • Allwinner R40/V40 Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM.
  • WiFi (AP6212) & Bluetooth onboard.
  • SATA Interface.
  • 4*USB 2.0
  • MIPI DSI ingerface
  • CSI camera interface

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Hardware

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Hardware spec

HardWare Specification of Banana pi BPI-M2 Berry
Soc Allwinner R40/V40
CPU quad-core cortex -A7,the most power efficient CPU core ARM’s ever development
GPU dual-core MALI-400 MP2 and runs at 500MHz, capable of 1.1 Gpixel/s throughput. Graphics capabilities are slightly higher than the original Xbox’s level of performance. The GPU provides OpenGL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, 1080p45 H.264 high-profile encode and decode.
SDRAM 1GB DDR3 with 733MHz\(shared with GPU\)
SATA suppoort SATA interface
GPIO 40 Pins Header, 28×GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, I2S.
On board Network 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet \(Realtek RTL8211E/D\)
Wifi Module WiFi 802.11 b/g/n \(AP 6212 module on board\)
Bluetooth BT4.0
On board Storage MicroSD \(TF\) card,No eMMC onboard
Display 4-lane MIPI DSI display,or RGB panel or LVDS panel,TV-out on HDMI V1.4
Video Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264, etc H.264 decode up to 1080P60,support video encodeing:High-deinition\(HD\)H.264 video encoder is up to 1080P@45fps
Audio outputs HDMI, analog audio \(via 3.5 mm TRRS jack\), I2S audio \(also potentially for audio input\)
Camera A CSI input connector Camera:Supports 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface,Supports CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL,Supports 5M pixel camera sensor ,Supports video capture solution up to 1080p@30fps
Audio input On board microphone
USB 4 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB 2.0 OTG
Buttons Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
Leds Power status Led and RJ45 Led
IR No onboard IR receiver
DC Power 5V/2A with micro USB port
battery No 3.7V lithium battery power support
Sizes 85mmX56mm,same size as raspberry pi 3
Weight 40g