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(Updated) Banana Pi teases RK3588-powered Single Board Computer with dual 2.5GbE

Feb 17, 2024 — by Giorgio Mendoza 623 views

Banana Pi recently provided details about a new Single Board Computer with Pico ITX form-factor and built around the Rockchip RK3588 quad-core processor, Arm Mali-G610 Graphics Processing Unit and a 6TOPS Neural Processor Unit.

This new embedded device joins Banana Pi’s lineup featuring the RK3588 SoC seen in other Banana Pi products like the BPI-W3 and BPI-RK3588.

  • RK3588 — Quad-core Cortex-A76 (up to 2.4 GHz), Quad-core Cortex-A55 cores (up to 1.8 GHz); Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU; 6 TOPS NPU


RK3588 block diagram
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Banana Pi mentioned that this board will be available with 8GB, 16GB and 32GB RAM configurations and up to 128GB of eMMC storage.

The multimedia capabilities of the RK3588 supports a range of video formats including H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1, and AVS2, with decoding capabilities up to 8K@60fps. For video encoding, it offers 8K@30fps for H.264 and H.265 formats.

  
Banana Pi BPI-M7  peripherals
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The Neural Processing Unit is capable of supporting deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch among others according to the RK3588 datasheet.

Equipped with advanced display capabilities, the BPI-M7 features HDMI 2.1 for 8K@60FPS, USB-C with DisplayPort up to 8K@30FPS, and MIPI DSI for 4K@60fps, offering a variety of high-resolution output options.


Banana Pi BPI-M7 
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For wireless connectivity, the development board incorporates an AP6275S module with 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 capabilities. Moreover, the bottom side of the SBC features a PCIe slot with NVMe SSD storage support.

The product announcement indicates that the Banana Pi BPI-M7 board will support Debian Buster, Android 12 and Linux Kernel 5.10.

Specifications listed for Banana Pi BPI-M7  include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Up to 32GB LPDDR4X
    • Up to 128GB eMMC
    • 1x MicroSD card slot
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x 2.5GbE ports
    • Wi-Fi/BT module (AP6275S)
  • Display:
    • 1x HDMI 2.1
    • 1x USB C with DP
    • 1x MIPI DSI
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 KEY M interface
  • Camera:
    • 2x MIPI CSI 
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • 40-pin GPIO header
  • Other Features:
    • RTC battery
    • 1x Power button, 1x Reset button
    • 1x MaskROM button
    • 1x Fan connector
  • USB:
    • 2x USB 3.0 ports
    • 2x USB Type-C ports
  • Dimension:
    • 92 x 62mm
    • Pico ITX form-factor

Further information

Banana Pi has yet to reveal the pricing and availability details for the Banana Pi BPI-M7 board. For more detailed information, the product announcement can be found on the Banana Pi official website.

(Update: 2/17/2024) The Banana Pi BPI-M7 board, featuring 8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage, is currently on sale for $165.00 at both AliExpress and the Youyeetoo online store. The Getting Started guide for this model is also already available for reference.

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