Banana Pi BPI-R2

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The Banana Pi R2 is a router based development board, which can run on a variety of open source operating systems including OpenWrt, Android, and Bananian. It has 4 Gigabit LAN ports, 1 Gigabit WAN, and 300Mbs wireless N capabilities.

Getting Start

Hardware Revision

Hardware interface


Hardware spec

Banana Pi R2
CPU MediaTek MT7623N, Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Mali 450 MP4 GPU
Memory 2G DDR3 SDRAM
Storage On Board 8GB eMMC Flash, Micro SD-Card slot, Two SATA 2.0 Port (USB-to-SATA bridge)
Network 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (MT7530) + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G/5G (MT6625L) + Bluetooth BT4.1 with MTK6625L chip
Display(s) HDMI (Type A) output with HDCP 1.4, resolutions up 1920x1200; MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) interface(4 data lanes)
Video decoder(s) Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264, etc. H.264 high-profile 1080p@60fps, HEVC/H.265 1080P@60fps
Audio Output(s) HDMI & I2S
USB ports USB 3.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
PCIE 1 pcie interface & 1 pcie pin define interface
Remote IR Receiver (x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). Some of I/O Pin can be used for specific functions as UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset button, Power button, U-boot button
LED Power Status and 8P8C
Power Source 5 volt @2A via DC Power and/or Micro USB (OTG)
Size & Weight 148 mm × 100.5mm 100g
OS OpenWRT, Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian and others OS

Image Release


Kernel 4.14

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Kernel 4.4

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Kernel 4.9