Introducing the Banana Pi W2

Introducing the Banana Pi W2

6th May 2019 0 By Tanna Techbiz LLP


  • The Banana Pi BPI-W2 is a router based development board, which can run on a variety of open source operating systems including OpenWrt, Android, and linux. It has 1 Gigabit LAN ports, 1 Gigabit WAN. it design with Realtek RTD1296, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. with 3G DDR4 and 8G eMMC flash onboard.

Key Features

  • Realtek RTD1296, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • Mali T820 MP3 GPU
  • 8G eMMC flash
  • Mini PCIE 2.0 , 1.1 interface ,SDIO,M.2 intereface
  • MicroSD slot supports up to 256GB expansion
  • 2xMIC int/Audio out
  • 2 SATA interface
  • 1XGigabit LAN 1x Gigabit WAN
  • 1xUSB 3.0 2xUSB 2.0
  • HDMI in & HDMI out
  • Mini DP
  • TYPE C




Hardware spec

HardWare Specification of Banana pi BPI-W2
Soc Realtek RTD1296 quad-core ARM A53
GPU Mali T820 MP3 GPU
SDRAM 2GB DDR4 \(shared with GPU\)
Power 12V @ 2A via DC power 5.0mmx2.0mm jack
Low-level peripherals 40 Pins Header, 28×GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, I2S.
Onboard Network 2x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wifi/Bluetooth **Option** ,not support onboard WIFI & BT
RGMII 1 RGMII interface with PIN
On board Storage MicroSD \(TF\) card; 2 native SATA 3 6Gbps ;eMMC;SIM card slot
Display HDMI \(Type A\) output with HDCP 1.4, resolutions up 1920×1200; MIPI DP
Video decoder/encode 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.
Aideo decoding Audio decoding is carried out by an Audio DSP that is capable of decoding a set of audio formats,e.g. DTS HD,Dolby Digital Plus,TrueHD,and other popular formats.the Audio DSP also performs audio post processing
Audio support two audio device HDMI and headphone, also support Audio In/Out with PIN define. support 2 MIC in
HDMI Out/In 1* HDMI 2.0a out port and 1* HDMI 2.0a In port
Audio outputs/Inputs HDMI, I2S audio,Audio micro out, Audio out/in with PIN define
M.2 KEY E:PCIE 2.0/USB 2.0 1 pcie 2.0 interface
M.2 KEY E:PCIe 1.1 / SDIO / USB 2.0 1 pcie 1.1 and SDIO interface
USB 3.0 1x USB 3.0 host
USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 OTG, 1 with standard USB port , 1 define with PIN
M.2 KEY B 1 * M.2 interface USB 2.0 for 4G with Micro SIM card slot
Mini DP 1* Mini DP
TYPE C 1 type C interface
RTC battery RTC battery power interface
Buttons Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
Leds Red, Green, Blue
Other IR reciever
Sizes 148 mm × 100.5mm
Weight 100g