Banana Pi: M3, M64, M2 Ultra in comparison – hardware, specifications & more

Since the breakthrough of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer are also in the private sector no longer a rarity. The upswing of course have noticed other companies and now want to literally anything from &# 8220; Cake&# 8221; abhaben. One of the most famous Raspberry alternatives to Banana Pi, we want to introduce to you the following special one and give you an overview of the three new single board computers revision.

 

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Banana Pi single-board computer

The Banana Pi is a series of single board computers of Chinese education initiative Lemaker.org and is manufactured by Shenzhen SINOVOIP. Here, the banana pi oriented &# 8211; as the name hergibt &# 8211; in the great role model Raspberry Pi. Banana Pi is just falling open source and lets you support different (depending on model) operating systems like Android, Raspbian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian and FreeBSD. The various Banana Pi versions rely on the products manufactured by allwinner technology ARM single-chip systems (SoC).

Banana Pi: M3, M64, M2 Ultra in comparison - hardware, specifications & moreThe banana pi M3Even if the banana pi is already well known, one should be aware of before buying the fact that the single-board aimed primarily at programmers and developers. The Raspberry Pi has advanced due to its dissemination even stronger in the consumer sector and presents itself due to the greater community support and still better for newcomers in this area, as the various alternatives. We therefore recommend that only advanced users to auseinanderzustzen with the Banana Pi, if they keep looking for an alternative.

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Banana Pi M3, M64 & M2 Ultra compared

In the following table we want you to face the current single-board computer of Banana Pi series and so give you an overview of hardware performance and other specifications.

 Banana Pi M2 UltraBanana Pi M3Banana Pi M64
Banana Pi M2 UltraBanana Pi M3Banana Pi M64
CPUallwinner R40 &# 8211; 4-core Cortex A7allwinner A83T &# 8211; 8-core Cortex A7Allwinner A64 &# 8211; 64-bit 4-core Cortex A 53 (1.2 GHz)
GPUMali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)Power VR SGX544MP1Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
R.A.M.2 GB DDR3 (733 MHz)2GB LPDDR32 GB DDR3 (733 MHz)
GPIO40 pin header, 28 GPIO40 pin header, 28 GPIO40 pin header, 28 GPIO
connectionsSATA, RJ45, microSD, HDMI, 3.5mm jack, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 2.0 OTG, CSISATA, RJ45, microSD, HDMI, 3.5mm jack, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 2.0 OTG, MIP CSI, MIPI DSIRJ45, microSD, HDMI, 3.5mm jack, 2 x USB 2.0, CSI
network1 Gbit / s LAN, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, BT 4.01 Gbit / s LAN, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, BT 4.01 Gbit / s LAN, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, BT 4.0
Dimensions92 mm x 60 mm92 mm x 60 mm92 mm x 60 mm
mass45 g48 g48 g
price65 euro90 euro60 euro
release11/1611/1511/16
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In addition to the questions in the table opposite Banana Pi, there are still predecessors and some more specific variants. Thus, the banana pi router (BP i-R1) is for example a 300 Mbit / s wirless N router and has an integrated 4-port network switch. The Banana Pi-D1 is one of the smallest open-source single board computers and measures just 36 mm x 36 mm with a weight of 10 grams and still owns it an integrated HD camera that video in a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at can record 30 frames per second.

Image Sources: LeMaker.org, Shenzhen SINOVOIP

14.11.2017

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