Fans of raspberry pieMy alternative is that Banana Pi will get a new and more powerful board to patch Twitter and Company wiki BPI-M2S.Fits the same 2.6 inch footprint M2 Professional EditionWhat’s worth noting about this board is its six processor cores and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
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BPI-M2S also has many other ports, such as a USB 2.0, a Type-C for power supply (also available through headers) and an HDMI port, as well as those two Gigabit Ethernet. There is a three-pin serial connector and a 40-pin GPIO array, as well as DSI and CSI connectors for cameras and displays. Compatibility with accessories designed for Raspberry Pi is currently unknown, but GPIO appears to have a similar pinout to Raspberry Pi, but support depends on the vendor software library.
The core SOC of all this is Amlogic A311D, which uses quad-core ARM Cortex-A73, supplemented by dual-core Cortex-A53 CPU. The GPU is Mali G52 MP4, and there is a neural processing unit that can provide a good measurement of up to 5 TOPS (trillion operations per second). You can get 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC flash memory, up to 128GB eMMC is optional. The Micro SD slot appears on the rendering, but it is not mentioned in the specifications.
Cortex A53 is the long-running ARM favorite for raspberry pie 3 and Nintendo Switch, as well as some Roku media players and Amazon Fire tablets. A73 is a newer model, usually used as the big core in the big.LITTLE arrangement of Qualcomm and Samsung, and the successor to A72 (30% performance improvement) Raspberry Pi 4The interesting thing is that it supports out-of-order execution and branch prediction, while A53 does not.
So far, we have no more information about the BPI-M2S, including the clock speed and whether an 8GB RAM version is available. The operating system will include Android and Linux, but there are few details.This Banana Pie Twitter However, the account indicates that the design phase is over and they are now sampling the board, so we may not wait too long.