A few months after the release of Banana Pi M64, the development board with Allwinner A64 quad-core (Cortex-A53) 1.2GHz, Mali-400 MP2 500MHz, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC memory expandable with a slot for microSD cards up to 256GB, the Chinese company has a new board and its name is Banana Pi M2 Ultra. For us is not new, we had a chance to look closely at one of the last fairs in Hong Kong, as evidenced by these photos and hands-on video below. But it is present it worthwhile.
Banana Pi M2 Ultra
Banana Pi M2 Ultra has the latest generation processor, among the fastest, and supports Gigabit Ethernet and SATA natively interface. It is not the first board Banana Pi we know, because during the Computex 2016, we realized a complete overview on the latest card on the market.
This board is equipped with a processor Allwinner R40, R20 successor Allwinner with quad-core Cortex-A7 and ARM Mali-400MP2, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of flash memory (also available from options 16GB, 32GB and 64GB), SATA interface and slot for microSD cards up to 256GB. Connectivity includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6212 module), HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm audio jack and microphone, two USB 2.0 ports, a microUSB OTG for feeding, MIPI CSI and DSI interface for camera, in addition to the usual 40-pin header Raspberry Pi with GPIOs, I2C, SPI, UART, EEPROM ID. On board, still, an IR receiver and two physical buttons, for reset and power up. All packed on a plate 92 x 60 mm.
Banana Pi M2 Ultra
Banana Pi M2 Ultra can run Android, Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian and other operating systems, although for the moment are not available all the photos and the documentation is partial. The card can already be purchased at participating online shops at a price of about 70 € with shipping included
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