Banana Pi BPI-R64

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Summary

Banana Pi BPI-R64 with MT7622
Overview:banana Pi BPI-R64
BPI-R64 with BPI-7402 POE function support
BPI:4.0 Successful case 5G Converged communication gateway
4G with USB 4G module via USB
Successful case MT7622 for 3G/4G/5G Converged communication router

Introduction

The Banana Pi R64 is a router based development board, which can run on a variety of open source operating systems including OpenWrt,Linux. It has 4 Gigabit LAN ports, 1 Gigabit WAN, and AC wifi AP function. use 64 bit chip design

Banana Pi BPI-R64.png

Note: this board doesn't have HDMI interface

MTK MT7622

Highly integrated 4x4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 platform with dedicated Network Accelerator MediaTek MT7622 is the world’s first with 4x4n 802.11n/Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip designed and built for premium networking devices across several applications including routers/repeaters, home automation gateways, wireless audio, and wireless storage. The highly versatile chipset provides a single platform for popular 4X4 dual-band and tri-band routers/repeaters, providing maximum flexibility for manufacturers looking to build top-tier networking devices. The platform pairs high performance and extensively integrated functionality with a cost-effective approach.

The MT7622 contains MediaTek’s Adaptive Network technology that allows for easy setup, network self-healing, roaming, band steering, Smart quality of service, advanced security and more. For audio and voice control applications, essential audio interfaces such as I2S, TDM and S/PDIF are included. And for Home Automation Gateways there is a rich array of slow I/O in addition to the integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee co-existence.

Powered by a 64-bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.35GHz, the MT7622 provides a host of advanced connectivity options like SGMII/RGMII, PCIe, and USB, and 4X4 802.11n FEM integration. Extending the platform with 802.11ac to meet additional markets is simply done via MT7615 SoC.

The MT7622 introduces several best-in-class features such as Bluetooth 5.0 and a dedicated Network Accelerator engine with the MediaTek Wi-Fi Warp Accelerator, storage accelerator (SATA 3.0/eSATA Gen2) and HNAT HQoS calculations are offloaded from the CPU, lowering overall power-use and freeing up resources to avoid any potential slow-downs.

The advantage of the MediaTek Wi-Fi Warp Accelerator is two-fold. Firstly it connects the Gigabit+ class 802.11ac networking through to the Gigabit switch/WAN connection via multi-Gigabit internal pathways, ensuring no bottleneck. Secondly, its specialized design not only offloads the CPU from many-user throughput and QoS calculations, it does so at lower power. The result is the MediaTek Wi-Fi Warp Accelerator maintains a sustained high-performance when even supporting multiple, simultaneous heavy users.

Integrated Bluetooth allows for a direct, local wireless connection via App for easy configuration of the router/Wi-Fi settings. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 quadruples range and doubles speed versus previous 4.x technologies, allowing new and innovative possibilities.

Key Features

  • MediaTek MT7622,1.35GHZ 64 bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 1G DDR3 SDRAM
  • Mini PCIE interface support 4G module
  • built-in 4x4n 802.11n/Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip
  • MTK7615 4x4ac wifi (option)
  • support 1 SATA interface
  • MicroSD slot supports up to 256GB expansion
  • 8G eMMC flash (option 16/32/64G)
  • 5 port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port
  • (1) USB 3.0
  • Slow I/O:ADC, Audio Amplifier, GPIO, I2C, I2S, IR, PMIC I/F, PWM, RTC, SPI, UART
  • POE function support

Getting Start

Read more for development :Getting Started with R64

Hardware Revision

Hardware interface

BPI-R64 interface.JPG

Hardware spec

HardWare Specification of Banana pi BPI-R64
CPU MediaTek MT7622,1.35GHZ 64 bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53
SDRAM 1 GB DDR3
SATA support 1 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 5 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wifi built-in 4x4n 802.11n (800Mbps) sysem-on-chip and MTK7615 4x4ac wifi Module (1733Mbps) (option)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip
On board Storage MicroSD \(TF\) card,8GB eMMC onboard
mini PCIE 1 mini pcie interface for 4G
USB 1 USB 3.0 host
Buttons Reset button
Leds Power status Led and RJ45 Led
IR PIN define with GPIO
DC Power 12V/2A with DC in
POE support POE module interface,can add POE module
Sizes 148 mm × 100.5mm
Weight 100g

PoE support

we design PoE function for BPI-R64 ,so easy to add PoE module to support PoE function,PoE modue can support IEEE 802.3bt PoE standard ,Max support 12V/3A to power BPI-R64

BPI-R64 POE.jpg

more PoE module spec

BPI-7402 IEEE 802.3at PoE module

4G support

1, use pcie interface standard module ,and use SIM card slot onboard

4g onboard.jpg

2,use 4G extend module via USB port

BPI-R64 GPIO Pin define

R64 gpio 40.jpg

Resources

Source code

Documents

Release

Ubuntu

  • 2019-08-23 update,Ubuntu Server 16.04,This release is for banana pi R64 board, and it is based on kernel 4.19.
Fetures Map:
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zrOSS2QJPirSwoK5yJFx10SiOtxRjXPt
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1iOtk-OnC9yNTMzdhSeOCJA(PinCode:ew9c)
MD5 : 79fc190def54140dd9bf12b73e263bd0
username : root/pi ; password : bananapi
Forum Pthread:http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-r64-ubuntu-16-04-aarch64-linux-lite-debian-10-buster-lite-demo-images-release-2019-08-23/9759

Debian

  • 2019-08-23 update,Debian 10 buster lite,This release is for banana pi R64 board, and it is based on Debian 10 Buster Lite Operation system with kernel 4.19.
Fetures Map:
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p4WImHkItdSYGRV5jtMdfYHm5PD4dl-q
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1hVQj-1_rYc74QQ1Z4WoaiQ (PinCode:g1j5)
MD5 : fa3f6a7f7a4bcf2c5a8072301cf8c268
username : root/pi ; password : bananapi
Forum Pthread:http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-r64-ubuntu-16-04-aarch64-linux-lite-debian-10-buster-lite-demo-images-release-2019-08-23/9759
  • 2018-12-11 update This release is for banana pi R64 board which is based on Mtk 7622, Debian 8 AARCH64 is based on kernel 4.4.92
Features Map: http://wiki.banana-pi.org/Getting_Started_with_R64
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Xnz327Mm24WoVwAsj4yPPek09bP3yv7P
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/1AdCM9lTuWP9oXiOE2qGsDw
md5sum : 4b43980375c3f9692c1f0585ca6b541a
discuss on forum:http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-r64-new-image-debian-8-11-aarch64-release-2018-12-11/7447

AArch64 Linux

  • 2019-08-23 update,AArch64 Linux lite,This release is for banana pi R64 board, and it is based on kernel 4.19.
Fetures Map:
Google Drive : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x7_Iu1D9jJGvAExdNZGDVGuv7CbDp4ep
Baidu Drive : https://pan.baidu.com/s/15X6XtRuab08_N2T0vgoVOQ (PinCode:j4f7)
MD5 :ed579320359fdc471eeaf37f98d5874d
username : root/pi ; password : bananapi
Forum Pthread:http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/bpi-r64-ubuntu-16-04-aarch64-linux-lite-debian-10-buster-lite-demo-images-release-2019-08-23/9759

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