Banana Pi M4 Raspberry Pi clone Officially launched at $38
Banana Pi BPI M4
Banana Pi BPI-M4 is a 64-bit quad-core A53 mini single board computer powered by Realtek RTD1395 chip. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of eMMC. It features an Onboard WiFi with b/g/n/ac and BT 4.2. In terms of ports, the BPI-M4 has 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB TYPE C port, 1 HDMI port, 1 audio jack and also Support M.2 Key PCIe 2.0 interface.
The RTD1395 SoC solution is composed of a high-performance quad-core CPU ARM Cortex-A53 with a built-in 512K L2 cache. The RTD1395 Chip also integrates an efficient ARM Mali-470 graphics processing (GPU) to accelerate 2D and 3D graphics processing.
Equipped with OSD and 2K user interface, the RTD1395’s comes with a built-in streaming engine that provides common drawing functions. The CPU is dedicated to the application. Most of the features of the RTD1395 are dedicated to operation, decoding the video stream formats. Egg decoding 4K2K H.26, Full HD MPEG1 / 2/4 / H.264 / H.264 MVC, AVC / VC-1, VP8, VP9, AVS, AVS plus, HD JPEG, etc. The video DSP can also handle encoding up to full HD H.264 format. Video decoding and encoding can run simultaneously.
Banana Pi BPI M4 | Layout
Banana Pi BPI M4 | PCIe WiFi Module Add-on
Banana Pi BPI M4 | PoE Expansion Board
Banana Pi BPI-M4 Highlights:
- Realtek RTD1395 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 64 Bit
- Mali 470 MP4 GPU OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 H.264 H.265,2K4K
- Memory: Onboard1 GB DDR4 (option 2 GB)
- Storage: 8G eMMC flash (max 64 GB)
- MicroSD Slot
- Boot Selection Switch
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB 2.0 TYPE C
- PoE function support (Using expansion board).
- M.2 Key E slot PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0
- 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet and RTL8821 module support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/AC +
- GPIO PIN Compatibility:
Banana Pi BPI-M4 has a 40-pin GPIO header that matches that of the Model Raspberry Pi 3. Following is the Banana Pi GPIO Pinout