Banana Pi BPI-M2U

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Introduction[edit]

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra
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Overview: BPI-M2 with A40i chip
Overview: BPI-M2 with V40 chip
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BPI-M2 Ultra acrylic case
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Banana Pi BPI-M2 Ultra is a quad-core mini single board computer built with Allwinner R40/V40 SoC. It features 2GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC. It also has onboard WiFi and BT. On the ports side, the BPI-M2 Ultra has 2 USB A 2.0 ports, 1 USB OTG port, 1 HDMI port, 1 audio jack, a DC power port, and last but not least, a SATA port.. Also being a member of the Banana Pi family, the M2 Ultra is a direct upgrade from the Banana Pi M1/M1+ that support SATA from the SoC. The SATA performance on the R40 is fitting for media related projects such as storage servers. Backed by our community, starting a project and building servers is fun and rewarding. We welcome all companies, DIYers, and tech loving people within our community! Together, we can make a difference, we can discover our passions, inspire others, and build a practical project.

BPI-M2 Ultra a.JPG

Key Features[edit]

  • Allwinner R40/V40 Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM.
  • 8GB eMMC flahs onboard.
  • WiFi (AP6212) & Bluetooth onboard.
  • SATA Interface.
  • 2*USB 2.0
  • MIPI DSI ingerface
  • CSI camera interface

Getting Start[edit]

Hardware[edit]

Hardware interfact[edit]

BPI-M2 Ultra interface.jpg

Hardware spec[edit]

HardWare Specification of Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra
Soc Allwinner R40/V40
CPU quad-core cortex -A7,the most power efficient CPU core ARM's ever development
GPU dual-core MALI-400 MP2 and runs at 500MHz, capable of 1.1 Gpixel/s throughput. Graphics capabilities are slightly higher than the original Xbox’s level of performance. The GPU provides OpenGL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, 1080p45 H.264 high-profile encode and decode.
SDRAM 2 GB DDR3 with 733MHz\(shared with GPU\)
SATA suppoort SATA interface
GPIO 40 Pins Header, 28×GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, I2S.
On board Network 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet \(Realtek RTL8211E/D\)
Wifi Module WiFi 802.11 b/g/n \(AP 6212 module on board\)
Bluetooth BT4.0
On board Storage MicroSD \(TF\) card,8GB eMMC onboard
Display 4-lane MIPI DSI display,or RGB panel or LVDS panel,TV-out on HDMI V1.4
Video Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264, etc H.264 decode up to 1080P60,support video encodeing:High-deinition\(HD\)H.264 video encoder is up to 1080P@45fps
Audio outputs HDMI, analog audio \(via 3.5 mm TRRS jack\)
Camera A CSI input connector Camera:Supports 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface,Supports CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL,Supports 5M pixel camera sensor ,Supports video capture solution up to 1080p@30fps
Audio input On board microphone
USB 2 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB 2.0 OTG
Buttons Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
Leds Power status Led and RJ45 Led
IR onboard IR receiver
DC Power 5V/2A with micro USB port
battery 3.7V lithium battery power support
Sizes 85mmX56mm,same size as raspberry pi 3
Weight 40g

GPIO PIN define[edit]

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Ultra 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 Ultra
GPIO Pin Name Default Function Function2:GPIO Function3
CON1-P01 VCC-3V3
CON1-P02 DCIN
CON1-P03 TWI2-SDA PB21 PWM5
CON1-P04 DCIN
CON1-P05 TWI2-SCK PB20 PWM4
CON1-P06 GND
CON1-P07 PB3 PB3 PWM1
CON1-P08 UART2-TX PI18 SPI1\_MOSI
CON1-P09 GND
CON1-P10 UART2-RX PI19 SPI1\_MISO
CON1-P11 UART7-TX PI20 PWM2
CON1-P12 UART2-CTS PI17 SPI1\_CLK
CON1-P13 UART7-RX PI21 PWM3
CON1-P14 GND
CON1-P15 PH25 PH25 CSI1-FIELD
CON1-P16 UART2-RTS PI16 SPI1\_CS0
CON1-P17 VCC-3V3
CON1-P18 PH26 PH26 CSI1-HSYNC
CON1-P19 SPI0\_MOSI PC0
CON1-P20 GND
CON1-P21 SPI0\_MISO PC1
CON1-P22 PH27 PH27 CSI1-VSYNC
CON1-P23 SPI0\_CLK PC2
CON1-P24 SPI0\_CS PC23
CON1-P25 GND
CON1-P26 PH24 PH24 CSI1-PCLK
CON1-P27 TWI3-SDA PI1
CON1-P28 TWI3-SCK PI0
CON1-P29 PH0 PH0 CSI1-D0
CON1-P30 GND
CON1-P31 PH1 PH1 CSI1-D1
CON1-P32 PD20 PD20 CSI1-MCLK
CON1-P33 PH2 PH2 CSI1-D2
CON1-P34 GND
CON1-P35 PH3 PH3 CSI1-D3
CON1-P36 UART5-RX PH7 CSI1-D7
CON1-P37 UART4-TX PH4 CSI1-D4
CON1-P38 UART5-TX PH6 CSI1-D6
CON1-P39 GND
CON1-P40 UART4-RX PH5 CSI1-D5


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 “Camera”.

CSi Camera connector GPIO of Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra
CSI Pin Name Default Function Function2:GPIO
CN5-P01 NC
CN5-P02 GND
CN5-P03 CSI0-SDA PI3
CN5-P04 CSI0-AVDD
CN5-P05 CSI0-SCK PI2
CN5-P06 CSI0-Reset PI7
CN5-P07 CSI0-VSYNC PE3
CN5-P08 CSI0-PWDN PI6
CN5-P09 CSI0-HSYNC PE2
CN5-P10 CSI0-DVDD
CN5-P11 CSI0-DOVDD
CN5-P12 CSI0-D7 PE11
CN5-P13 CSI0-MCLK PE1
CN5-P14 CSI0-D6 PE10
CN5-P15 GND
CN5-P16 CSI0-D5 PE9
CN5-P17 CSI0-PCLK PE0
CN5-P18 CSI0-D4 PE8
CN5-P19 CSI0-D0 PE4
CN5-P20 CSI0-D3 PE7
CN5-P21 CSI0-D1 PE5
CN5-P22 CSI0-D2 PE6
CN5-P23 GND
CN5-P24 CSI0-AFVCC

Display specification

MIPI DSI \(Display Serial Interface\)

The display Connector is a 40-pin FPC connector which can connect external LCD panel \(MIPI DSI\) and touch screen \(I2C\) module as well. The pin definitions of this connector are shown as below. This is marked on the Banana Pi board as “DSI”.

40 PIN GPIO of Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra
DSI Pin Name Default Function Function2:GPIO
CN6-P01 VCC-3V3
CN6-P02 IPSOUT
CN6-P03 VCC-3V3
CN6-P04 IPSOUT
CN6-P05 GND
CN6-P06 IPSOUT
CN6-P07 GND
CN6-P08 IPSOUT
CN6-P09 NC
CN6-P10 GND
CN6-P11 NC
CN6-P12 DSI-D0N
CN6-P13 NC
CN6-P14 DSI-D0P
CN6-P15 NC
CN6-P16 GND
CN6-P17 TWI0-SDA PB19
CN6-P18 DSI-D1N
CN6-P19 TWI0-SCK PB18
CN6-P20 DSI-D1P
CN6-P21 CTP-INT PI10
CN6-P22 GND
CN6-P23 CTP-RST PI11
CN6-P24 DSI-CKN
CN6-P25 GND
CN6-P26 DSI-CKP
CN6-P27 LCD-BL-EN PH16
CN6-P28 GND
CN6-P29 LCD-RST PH17
CN6-P30 DSI-D2N
CN6-P31 LCD-PWR-EN PH18
CN6-P32 DSI-D2P
CN6-P33 GND
CN6-P34 GND
CN6-P35 LCD-PWM PB2
CN6-P36 DSI-D3N
CN6-P37 GND
CN6-P38 DSI-D3P
CN6-P39 NC
CN6-P40 GND

UART specification:

The header CON4 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.

CON4 Uart GPIO of Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra
CON2 Pin Name Default Function GPIO
CON2 P03 UART0-TXD
CON2 P02 UART0-RXD
CON2 P01 GND

Software[edit]

Development[edit]

Basic Development[edit]

Resources[edit]

Source code[edit]

Documents[edit]

Allwinner V40 datasheet
Allwinner R40 datasheet
Allwinner R40 User Manual v1.0
axp221s PMU datasheet
  • Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra CE,FCC,RoHS
BPI-M2 Ultra WIFI&BT4.0 Lab test
BPI-M2 Ultra validation test report
CE FCC RoHS

Image Release[edit]

Android 6.0[edit]

  • 2017-08-25 update
  • HDMI-Version
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_YnvHgh2rwjMlVUN2ZGcHIwdUE
Baidu Cloud : MD5: c65fa4c20b8a6d2d05bfd32b090c3570
  • LCD5-Version
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_YnvHgh2rwjWGRVay1va1oyWDg
Baidu Cloud : MD5:f664e5fe0af20ebfc06ddc50bac1845b
  • LCD7-Version
google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_YnvHgh2rwjSHduUmRhSXR2Wlk
baidu Cloud : MD5: 6cda3453d9524643c8f92fcdc8deb32f

Ubuntu[edit]

3.10 kernel[edit]

  • 2018-01-04 update BPI-M2 Ultra/Berry Ubuntu 16.04 image
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G4Ggkne63ofD51Yt2c-x5-qy9h7BgY4_/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1cFHYGY1
MD5: a61e6f66a5ea2288fff0c3acff12d633
  • 2017-11-13 update
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/file/d/19PI9yuL9iFa4bU6dh7ym3tcCHhjAh-cM/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud : http://pan.baidu.com/s/1nvccOlz
MD5: 4655b896a3c4e1958a15bb8ca45ac4fe
forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-m2-ultra-bpi-m2-berry-new-image-2017-11-13-ubuntu-16-04-mate-desktop-beta2-bpi-m2u-sd-emmc-img/4182

Debian[edit]

  • 2017-11-13 update debian-9-stretch-mate-desktop
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjeTh4TmlnMGl5X3M/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud : http://pan.baidu.com/s/1c1LvS1y
MD5: 0a1fad281c24902148b16276a79bac12
  • 2017-11-13 update debian-9-stretch-lite
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjOWg1OW9heWZsYm8/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud: http://pan.baidu.com/s/1c3zxCy 13
MD5: cff677aa94ca5345fc6e26379cfe4e95

Rasbian[edit]

  • 2018-05-24 update Raspbian jessie 8.0 V1.1
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjRGlUMUdqZk5ETDg/view?usp=sharing
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1UnMPtGBNp3-8KHDZPhVOUg
forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2u-berry-new-image-release-raspbian-jessie-8-0-2018-5-24/5812
  • 2017-05-25 update raspbian jessie
Google Drive :https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ntdh5tMyCjiAu8bBC9NC2ShEAYAAD0tD
baidu cloud : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1civq4e
MD5: 60e19ea9138d6841fa6852ece4727b0a
forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2-ultra-bpi-m2-berry-new-image-2017-05-25-raspbian-jessie-preview3-bpi-m2u-sd-emmc-img/3306

Armbian[edit]

  • Armbain have support BPI-M2 Ultra/BPI-M2 Berry,Armbian Bionic btea and Armbian Stretch beta version
image download : https://www.armbian.com/bananapi-m2u/
Boot logs : http://ix.io/1kVQ
Forum pthread : http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/armbian-bionic-and-stretch/6573

Tina IoT Linux[edit]

  • BPI-M2 Ultra / BPI-M2 Berry support Allwinner TinaLinux .
more please see : Tina Linux


RPiTC v3 1.12[edit]

  • 2017-11-28 updtae
  • RPiTC v3 1.12 for Banana Pi (BPI-M2U/BPI-M2B/BPI-M2P/BPI-M3/BPI-M64/BPI-R2): download link

Others[edit]

FAQ[edit]