Introducing the Banana Pi M3

Introducing the Banana Pi M3

6th May 2019 0 By Tanna TechBiz

Introduction

  • Banana Pi M3 is a super charged single board computer with an Octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Along side the elite processing unit, it features Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB, SATA, WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI connection. It can run on a variety of operating systems including Android, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian.
  • Being a brother of the power hungry M2, the M3 does not want to rest while his brother goes to acquire two more cores. The M3 secretly mastered the powerful art of Octa-core to best even the M2. Unlike his careless brother, the M3 did not lose his SATA port.

Key Features

  • Allwinner A83T Octa-core 1.8GHz Powerful CPU.
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 memory.
  • 8 GB eMMC storage.
  • HDMI out
  • IR control
  • WiFi & Bluetooth onboard.
  • MIPI DSI ingerface
  • CSI camera interface

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Hardware

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Hardware spec

Banana Pi BPI-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 2 GB LPDDR3 (shared with GPU)
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, SATA 2.0 Port (USB-to-SATA bridge)
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