Banana Pro, Allwinner A20 CPU, With WiFi Now Available!

Banana Pro
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  • The Banana Pro is an update version of Banana Pi, designed by LeMaker Team and it has more enhanced features.
  • Banana Pro has GPIO Port Compatibility with the Raspberry Pi B+ mini PC, allowing  you to use many existing hardware add-ons designed for the Raspberry Pi.
  • Banana Pro has an excellent O/S compatibility with multiply software supports. Basically all mainstream Linux-based operating system can run on Banana Pro, with the version of Lubuntu, Android, Debian, Bananian, Berryboot, OpenSuse, Scratch, Fedora, Gentoo, Open MediaVault, OpenWRT. Banana Pro also supports BSD system.

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40-Pin GPIO Port Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+!

The Banana Pro is suitable for use in a wide range of fields, Including: low-cost computer for education purpose, multimedia applications, scratch,arduino,game emulator,home server, robot and so on.

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Hardware Specification of Banana Pi Pro

Soc

Allwinner® A20(sun 7i)

CPU

ARM® Cortex™-A7 Dual-Core1GHz (ARM v7 instruction set)

GPU

Mali400MP2 Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 (hardware acceleration support)

SDRAM

1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)

Power

5V @ 2A via MicroUSB (DC in Only) and/or MicroUSB (OTG)

PMU

AXP209

Banana Pi Pro‘s Features

Low-level perpherials

40 Pins Header,

28×GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, CAN, I2S, SPDIF, LRADC, ADC, LINE-IN,FM-IN,HP-IN.

On board Network

10/100/1000Mbps ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E/D)

Wifi Module

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

Optional

On board Storage

MicroSD (TF) card slot
SATA 2.0 interface to connect 2.5/3.5 inch SATA hard drive. (2.5 inch SSD can be stably powered from board, 2.5/3.5 inch HDD is suggessted to be powered from external powersupply.)

Display

Supports multi-channel HD display:

HDMI 1.4 (Type A – full)

LVDS/RGB/CPU display interface (DSI) for raw LCD panels

Composite video (PAL and NTSC) (via 3.5 mm TRRS jack shared with audio out)

11 HDMI resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1080 plus various PAL and NTSC standards

Video

HD H.264 2160p video decoding

Mutil-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264, etc H.264 high profile 1080p@30fps or 720p@60fps encoding

Audio outputs

HDMI,analog audio (via 3.5 mm TRRS jack shared with composite video out),I2S audio (also potentially for audio input)

Camera

Parallel 8-bit camera interface

Audio input

On board micphone

 

USB

2 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB 2.0 OTG (all direct from A20 chip)

Buttons

Reset button

Power button

U-boot button

Leds

Power status led (red)

Ethernet status led (blue)

User defined led (green)

Other

IR reciever

Banana Pi Pro‘s Physical definition

Sizes

92 mm × 60mm

Weight

45g

Buy Banana Pro

Although I only just received my first Banana Pi yesterday, I’m so happy with it that I had no hesitations in ordering a Banana Pro today.

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Introducing My New Banana Pi – Pocket Rocket of a PC
 
“After a little wait, my new Banana Pi, the Chinese Raspberry Pi “competitor” arrived yesterday. The first thing that struck me was that the Banana Pi is much, much faster due to its dual-core, Cortex-A7-based Allwinner A20 system-on-chip running at 1GHz, which definitely beats the Raspberry’s “well-known” 700MHz, ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2835 processor. The Banana Pi is also equipped with 1GB of RAM and built-in Ethernet that can handle up to 1Gbps, which is approximately ten-times as fast as the Raspberry Pi’s.”

Next I’ll have to invest in a fruit bowl to free up some desktop space….

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