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OpenWrt Open Source Router (SBC) | Banana Pi BPI W2

Banana Pi BPI W2 Router 1
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Banana Pi BPI W2 | OpenWrt Open Source Router

SinoVoIP latest Banana Pi BPI-W2 is the Banana Pi R2 single board computer (SBC), predecessor. This board is a type of cross bread open source router board designed for media, storage, and networking applications, with its Realtek RTD1296 quad-core processor combined, 2GB RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual SATA interfaces, M.2 slots, USB 3.0/2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0a output you can use this board for a wide variety of applications. from setting a PVR station for recording video signals via HDMI input, or setting up a type of home router with a built-in NAS unit running under a Linux operating system.

Both Android 6.0 and 7.0 OS are supported, and the company is currently working on images for Centos 64-bit, Debian 9, Raspbian, OpenWRT and Ubuntu MATE 16.04. having said that, The BPI-W2 board can be purchased for a price of $93 + shipping on Aliexpress ($100.79 to the US) from SinoVoip Official Aliexpress store (Link posted below).

Buy It from SinoVoip Aliexpress Store

Banana Pi BPI W2 Open Source Router Board | Front view

BPI W2 Open Source Router 1


Banana Pi BPI W2 Open Source Router Board | Rearview

BPI W2 Open Source Router 2

Banana Pi BPI W2 Specs:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1296 quad-core Cortex A53 processor
  • OS – Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Bananian, OpenWrt
  • GPU – Mali-T820 MP3
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (16, 32 or 64GB), micro SD slot up to 256GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60 Hz, mini DP
  • Video Input – HDMI 2.0 input up to 1080p60
  • Audio I/O – HDMI, mini DP, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Power Supply – 12V /2A via power barrel connector
  • Dimensions – 148 x 100.5 mm (same as Banana Pi R2 board)
  • Network – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz (MT6625L) , Bluetooth 4.1
  • Misc – Power, reset and LSADC keys; RTC battery connector; IR receiver; fan header


Additional Expansions & Interfaces:

  • x1 M.2 Key E “PCIe 1.1/SDIO” slot
  • x1 M.2 Key E “PCIe 2.0” slot
  • x1 40-pin “Raspberry Pi” GPIO header
  • x1 Debugging – 3-pin UART connector
  • x2 USB 3.0 host
  • x1 USB 2.0 OTG
  • x1 USB type C interface
  • x1 Mini PCIe interface
  • x2 SATA 3.0 interfaces
  • x1 SIM card slot (requires mPCIe modem)
  • x2 Gigabit Ethernet
  • x1 CSI input for video cameras
  • x1 Debug UART
  • x1 I2S
  • x1 IR
  • x1 Fan Power

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