Banana Pi BPI-M2+

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Introduction

Overview: Allwinner H3
Overview: back
Overview:3D design
Case BPI-M2+ Premium Aluminum Enclosure
BPI-4.0 OEM&ODM Successful case H3 for Network security information analysis instrument
BPI-4.0 OEM&ODM Successful case:H3 for eBlocker VPN router

Banana PI BPI-M2+ is the open source hardware platform, use Alliwnner H3 (option H2+ chip and H5 chip ) chip on board. and mini size only 65mm*5mm,

PBI-M2 hardware: 1Ghz ARM7 quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8G eMMC flash on board,and SDIO wifi&BT 4.0 moodule on board.Gigabit ethrnet.

BPI-M2 plus.jpg

BPI-M2+ series run Android,Debian linux,Ubuntu linux, Raspberry Pi image and others image. Banana PI,it can easily run with the game it support 1080P high definition video output and 4K support, the GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi B+ .

Banana Pi BPI-M2+ not support sata port, so you need use USB for hardisk

Key Features

  • Allwinner H3 Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 (option H2+ H5).
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 8GB eMMC onboard
  • HDMI out
  • WiFi and BlueTooth onboard
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Port
  • CSI camera interface

Getting Start


Hardware

Hardware interfact

BPI-M2 plus interface.jpg

Hardware spec

HardWare Specification of Banana Pi M2+(Plus)
CPU H3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 4K
GPU Mali400MP2 GPU @600 MHz,Supports OpenGL ES 2.0
Memory 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
Flash 8GB eMMC flash onboard
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet
WIFI&BT SDIO AP6212 for Wifi &BT 4.0(option AP6181 AP6335)
Video Input A CSI input connector Camera:1 Supports 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface,2 Supports CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL, 3 Supports SM pixel camera sensor, 4 Supports video capture solution up to 1080p@30fps
Video Outputs Supports HDMI output with HDCP, Supports HDMI CEC, Supports HDMI 30 function, Integrated CVBS, Supports simultaneous output of HDMI and CVBS
Audio Outputs HDMI
Power 5V/2A DC input can supply power, but USB OTG input don’t supply power
USB 2.0 ports two USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG
GPIO 40 Pins Header,compatible with Raspberry Pi B+
LED Power led & Status led
IR IR input on board
OS Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspberry Pi Image

GPIO PIN define

Banana Pi BPI-M2+ (BPI-M2 Plus) has a 40-pin GPIO header that matches that of the Model Raspberry Pi 3. Following is the Banana Pi GPIO Pinout:

Gpio define.png

40 PIN GPIO of Banana pi BPI-M2+
GPIO Pin Name Default Function Function2:GPIO Function3
CON2-P01 VCC-3V3
CON2-P02 VCC-5V
CON2-P03 TWI0-SDA PA12-EINT12
CON2-P04 VCC-5V
CON2-P05 TWI0-SCK PA11-EINT11
CON2-P06 GND
CON2-P07 PWM1 PA6-EINT6
CON2-P08 UART3-TX PA13-EINT13 SPI1-CS
CON2-P09 GND
CON2-P10 UART3-RX PA14-EINT14 SPI1-CLK
CON2-P11 UART2-RX PA1-EINT1
CON2-P12 UART3-CTS PA16-EINT16 SPI1-MISO
CON2-P13 UART2-TX PA0-EINT0
CON2-P14 GND
CON2-P15 UART2-CTS PA3-EINT3
CON2-P16 UART3-RTS PA15-EINT15 SPI1-MOSI
CON2-P17 VCC-3V3
CON2-P18 PC4 PC4
CON2-P19 SPI0-MOSI PC0
CON2-P20 GND
CON2-P21 SPI0-MISO PC1
CON2-P22 UART2-RTS PA2-EINT2
CON2-P23 SPI0-CLK PC2
CON2-P24 SPI0-CS PC3
CON2-P25 GND
CON2-P26 PC7 PC7
CON2-P27 TWI1-SDA PA19-EINT19
CON2-P28 TWI1-SCK PA18-EINT18
CON2-P29 PA7-EINT7 PA7-EINT7
CON2-P30 GND
CON2-P31 PA8-EINT8 PA8-EINT8
CON2-P32 PL2-S-EINT2 PL2-S-EINT2
CON2-P33 PA9-EINT9 PA9-EINT9
CON2-P34 GND
CON2-P35 PA10-EINT10 PA10-EINT10
CON2-P36 PL4-S-EINT4 PL4-S-EINT4
CON2-P37 PA17-EINT17 PA17-EINT17 SPDIF-OUT
CON2-P38 PA21-EINT21 PA21-EINT21
CON2-P39 GND
CON2-P40 PA20-EINT20 PA20-EINT20

CSI Camera Connector specification:

The CSI Camera Connector is a 24-pin FPC connector which can connect external camera module with proper signal pin mappings. The pin definitions of the CSI interface are shown as below. This is marked on the Banana Pi board as “CSI″.

CSI Camera PIN of Banana pi BPI-M2+
CSI Pin Name Default Function Function2:GPIO
CN3-P01 NC
CN3-P02 GND
CN3-P03 CSI0-SDA PE13
CN3-P04 CSI0-AVDD
CN3-P05 CSI0-SCK PE12
CN3-P06 CSI0-Reset PE14
CN3-P07 CSI0-VSYNC PE3
CN3-P08 CSI0-PWDN PE15
CN3-P09 CSI0-HSYNC PE2
CN3-P10 CSI0-DVDD
CN3-P11 CSI0-DOVDD
CN3-P12 CSI0-D7 PE11
CN3-P13 CSI0-MCLK PE1
CN3-P14 CSI0-D6 PE10
CN3-P15 GND
CN3-P16 CSI0-D5 PE9
CN3-P17 CSI0-PCLK PE0
CN3-P18 CSI0-D4 PE8
CN3-P19 CSI0-D0 PE4
CN3-P20 CSI0-D3 PE7
CN3-P21 CSI0-D1 PE5
CN3-P22 CSI0-D2 PE6
CN3-P23 GND
CN3-P24 CSI0-DOVDD

UART specification:

The jumper CON3 is the UART interface. For developers of Banana Pi, this is an easy way to get the UART console output to check the system status and log message.

Uart PIN of Banana pi BPI-M2+
CON3 Pin Name Default Function GPIO
CON3 P03 UART0-TXD PA4
CON3 P02 UART0-RXD PA5
CON3 P01 GND

Hardware V1.2 Version

BPI-M2+ V1.2 hardware version add PMU Voltage regulation design

How to check BPI-M2+ V1.2 hardware version:

V1.2 hardware 2.jpg

BPi-M2+ V1.2 modification

  • 1,PL0 Instead the drop-down 10K,As a hardware version identification(V1.1 is pull up)
  • 2,PL1 Change to voltage regulation GPIO

V1.2 hardware 3.png

voltage regulation schematic diagram:

V1.2 hardware 4.png

Software

Development

Basic Development

OpenCV 3.4x on BananaPi

Resources

source code

documents

  • BPI-M2+ V1.2 schematic diagram
google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oomofH74pCXTGDZedy0j6C8v6NcehpV7/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1vjBURLzFF2LYCe8CBcs9Mg

Image Release

Android 7.0

2018-10-20 android 7.0 share by https://www.facebook.com/vitor1104

how to install : http://setordigital.blogspot.com/2017/01/como-instalar-o-android-no-orange-pi.html
Forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2-new-image-android-7-0-nougat-2018-10-20/7082

2018-06-30 update HDMI-Version

  • Image Link:
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TY4CgFxCT3pR6S2nw5w-_XkNsW9fPBhI
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1ETpbauIezp1228n7kdWo4A
Forum thread: http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bananapi-bpi-m2p-h3-new-image-android7-0-release-2018-6-30/6147
How to Google registration: https://www.google.com/android/uncertified/ Android7.0 needs to register devices by youself

Android 4.4

  • Image Link:
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_YnvHgh2rwjOWg4ZzBnR0VieFU
Baidu Drive: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1gfr7vJ9
Forum thread: http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-new-image-android-4-4-version-v3/2765

Ubuntu

Kernel 3.4

  • 2018-5-17 update : Ubuntu 16.04 V1.1 new eMMC and PMU support
Image Link:
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YOiOksFTYwCj0Ow11fiGkb74yEsPpbHJ/view
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1Jf-AZF6a4jZugqqx2QXH3Q
Source Code Github Repo: https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-M2P-bsp
Forum thread:
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2p-new-image-release-ubuntu-16-04-v1-1/5719
  • 2017-07-14 update : ubuntu-16.04-mate-desktop
Image Link:
Google Drive: Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dlfo9LGNcrc-_cpKd1uJnrNx0PdonBnK
baidu cloud : http://pan.baidu.com/s/1dEX2TDR
Source Code Github Repo: https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-M2P-bsp
Forum thread:
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-new-image-ubuntu-16-04-mate-desktop-beta-bpi-m2p-sd-emmc-2017-07-14/3572

Kernel 4.4

  • 2018-11-09 update ,This release is for banana pi M2P board which is based on Allwinner H3, We release three images, Ubuntu 16.04, Raspbian 9 and Debian 9 with kernel 4.4.
M2P Ubuntu 16.04
Features Map:http://wiki.banana-pi.org/M2P-H3_Image_Map#Kernel_4.4.55
Google Drive : Coming soon
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1RHZ-b7PcY9ybeiy95C_VIg
md5sum : 59f2cc29ce045c15e51fac20ff6924aa
forum pthread: http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bananapi-bpi-m2p-h3-new-demo-images-release-with-kernel-4-4-2018-11-09/7210
  • 2018-01-02 update : Ubuntu image with Kernel 4.4.55
image Link: https://mega.nz/#!haRDBJLC!vE9r-b34WhkPGXt69DJjPdQ65ONuCsuM9RCjnvCUE1s
Forum thread:
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-new-image-bpi-m2-kernel-4-4-55/4577

Armbian image

  • Armbain have support BPI-M2+,Armbian Bionic and Armbian Stretch version
image download : https://www.armbian.com/banana-pi-m2-plus/


  • Armbian 5.51 debin Bananapi-m2+ build by BPI 2018-07-12
google download : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H_KEVWTRwgSgal5gt8jKqBT-y4IqIX84
baidu download : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1OaBRKHPGqjgat0mntHyYxg
discuss on forum : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-new-image-2018-07-12-armbian-5-51-debin-bananapi-m2-build-by-bpi-2018-07-12/6265
  • Armbian Xenial and Armbian Jessie
armbin image download: https://www.armbian.com/banana-pi-m2-plus/

Openelec Kodi

  • Openelec Kodi 16.0 (xbmc)
file name:http:OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20161026220508-r23113-g64b34b3-bpim2p.img.gz
download link: http://down.nu/images/2016-10-26
baidu cloud:http://pan.baidu.com/s/1mhMTEnI
forum pthread:http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/openelec-kodi-16-0-xbmc-on-the-banana-pi-bpi-m2-project/1600

Debian linux

  • 2018-11-09 update ,This release is for banana pi M2P board which is based on Allwinner H3, We release three images, Ubuntu 16.04, Raspbian 9 and Debian 9 with kernel 4.4.
M2P Debian 9 Features Map :http://wiki.banana-pi.org/M2P-H3_Image_Map#Kernel_4.4.55_2
Google Drive : Coming soon
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1h3TSAzY8ootahOjxkoTG1Q
md5sum : f979f1a68d759e804e0a90654f4577f1
forum pthread :http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bananapi-bpi-m2p-h3-new-demo-images-release-with-kernel-4-4-2018-11-09/7210

Raspbian

  • 2018-11-09 update ,This release is for banana pi M2P board which is based on Allwinner H3, We release three images, Ubuntu 16.04, Raspbian 9 and Debian 9 with kernel 4.4.
M2P Raspbian 9 Features Map:http://wiki.banana-pi.org/M2P-H3_Image_Map#Kernel_4.4.55_3 1
Google Drive : Coming soon
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1g5Suk-Ybd3jdhdX82llBwg
md5sum : 53ec3986ec3df84fa2548d0742f700fa
fourm pthread :http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bananapi-bpi-m2p-h3-new-demo-images-release-with-kernel-4-4-2018-11-09/7210
  • 2018-5-22 update : Raspbian jessie 8.0 kernel 3.4
Image Link:
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-jQNZrJQi_KajZre6c6mbt5bHilF0h1x
baidu cloud :https://pan.baidu.com/s/16KJbtwjT_PBCZJkYV79_ag
Source Code Github Repo: https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-M2P-bsp
Forum thread:
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2p-new-image-release-raspbian-jessie-8-0-2018-5-22/5788
  • 2018-5-22 update : Raspbian 8.0 V1.1 new eMMC and PMU
Image Link:
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-jQNZrJQi_KajZre6c6mbt5bHilF0h1x
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/16KJbtwjT_PBCZJkYV79_ag
Forum thread:
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2p-new-image-release-raspbian-jessie-8-0-2018-5-22/5788

OpenSUSE

  • OpenSUSE have official support Banana Pi BPI-M2+

Opensuse m2+.png

image download : http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/factory/images/

FreeBSD

FreeBSD on Allwinner (sunxi) systems for banana pi

Banana pi as the official partner of Allwinner , must banana pi product use Allwinner chip design . such as A20/A31S/H3/H2+/A64/A83T , and FreeBSD have support many Allwinner . so easy to use on banana pi board.

  • Allwinner A20 (sun7i), a dual-core Cortex-A7 BPI-M1/BPI-M1+/BPI-R1
  • Allwinner A31 and A31s (sun6i), a quad-core Cortex-A7 BPI-M2
  • Allwinner A64 (sun50i), a quad-core Cortex-A53 BPI-M64
  • Allwinner A83T (sun8i), an octa-core Cortex-A7 BPI-M3
  • Allwinner H3 (sun8i), a quad-core Cortex-A7 BPI-M2+/BPI-M2+ EDU/

https://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/arm/Allwinner

Lakka TV

http://mirror.lakka.tv/nightly/

Dietpi


RetroPie

  • RetroPie for Banana Pi BPI-M2+/M2 Zero v.1.2.1 beta
image download link: http://www.nintendont.it/download/nintendont-retropie-banana-pi-m2-plus-v-1-1-0-beta/
forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-zero-new-image-retropie-for-banana-pi-m2-zero-v-1-2-1-beta/4889

retrorangepi

Others image

BPI-M2+ also support other image. such as Centos Kali,Gentoo .... please choose the newset image .

FAQ