Getting Started with M4

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Introduction

BPI-M4

File:M4 respbian.png
Overview: BPI-M4 respbian linux
 Banana Pi BPI-M4 use Realtek RTD1395 chp design ,it is a 64-bit quad-core A53 mini single board computer. It features 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB eMMC. It also has onboard WiFi for b/g/n/ac and BT 4.2. On the ports side, the BPI-M4 has 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB TYPE C port, 1 HDMI port, 1 audio jack. support M.2 Key E PCIE 2.0 interface. 

Key Features

  • Realtek RTD1395 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 64 Bit
  • Mali 470 MP4 GPU OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 H.264 H.265,2K4K
  • Onboard1 GB DDR4 (option 2 GB)
  • 8G eMMC flash (max 64 GB)
  • 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet and RTL8821 module support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/AC + Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 2.0 TYPE C
  • M.2 Key E slot PCIE 2.0 and USB 2.0
  • PoE function support

Development For Linux

Basic Development

Advanced Development

Installed Docker

To have a test, if docker has installed in your image.

  • sudo docker run --rm hello-world

EMAC

Use iperf3 to test gmac

1. On PC Terminal:

  • Execute "iperf3 -s"

2. On M3 console:

  • TCP test: "iperf3 -c serverIP"
  • UDP test: "iperf3 -u -c serverIP"

M4 Emac test.jpg

Bluetooth

You have two ways to setup BT

1. Use commands to setup BT

  • Use bluetoothctl tool to operate BT
  • Execute "bluetoothctl"
  • If you don't know how to use bluetoothctl, type "help", you will see more commands
  • Execute these commands:

M4 bluetooth.jpg

2. Use UI interface to setup BT

WiFi on M4

WiFi Client

You have two ways to setup WiFi Client

1. Use commands to setup WiFi client

  • ip link set wlan0 up
  • iw dev wlan0 scan | grep SSID
  • vim /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
 network={    
 ssid="ssid"    
 psk="password"    
 priority=1 
 }
  • wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • dhclient wlan0

2. Use UI interface to setup WiFi Client

M4 WiFi iperf3.jpg