Getting Started with BPI-M6

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Banana Pi BPI-M6 with Synaptics VS680
Banana Pi BPI-M6 with Synaptics VS680

Banana Pi BPI-M6 is a new generation single board computer design , use Synaptics VS680 quad-core Cortex-A73 (2.1GHz) and One Cortex-M3 processor,Imagination GE9920 GPU.and NPU Up to 6 .75Tops. Onboard 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 16GB EMMC storage, and supports 4 USB 3.0 interface, a gigabit network port.onboard 1 HDMI-rx port and 1 Hdmi-tx port.


  • Synaptics VideoSmart VS680 quad-core Cortex-A73 (2.1GHz) and One Cortex-M3 processor
  • Imagination GE9920 GPU
  • NPU for AI up to 6 .75Tops
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – 1 HDMIin and 1 HDMIout
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports via VL817 hub controller, 1x USB-C port (for power only?)
  • Expansion – 40-pin
  • Debugging – 3-pin debug header
  • Misc – Reset, Power, and U-boot button; power and activity LED’s;
  • Power Supply – 5V @3A via USB Type-C port
  • M.2 Key E(PCIe + MIPI CSI)



1. Prepare a usb-serial cable(3.3V,Baud: 115200), a 5V/3A adaptor type-c power supply. The serial cable is used for console debug and type-c cable is used for android image download.
2. Prepare a SDcard at least 8GB for linux development, android only support emmc boot.
3. User name/password: pi/bananapi ,root/bananapi.



1. Download and install the SenarySocSystemTool for android image download via USB type-c on M6, only support windows.
2. Download the latest android image, and confirm that the md5 checksum is correct.

Install Image with Usb Burning Tool

1. Open SenarySocSystemTool.exe, click Browse, and select the eMMCimg folder where the image is located.
M6 android install 1.png
2. Press the USB button next to type-c and connect to the computer using the type-c cable.
M6 android install 2.png
3. Click to start burning, and then wait for the burning to complete.
M6 android install 3.png
4. After Burning successfull, press the RST key, Unplug the usb and connect to power supply adaptor to startup.
M6 android install 4.png
5. If you want to erase eMMC, you can repeat the above steps, but you need to click on Erase eMMC instead of starting the burn.

NOTE: Android images currently only support burning to EMMC.


Install Image to SD card

Install Image with Balena Etcher.
Balena Etcher is an opensource GUI flash tool by Balena, Flash OS images to SDcard or USB drive.
Click on "Flash from file" to select image.
Click on "Select target" to select USB device.
Click on "Flash!" Start burning.
After the image is burned, insert the SD card into the BPI-M6. Press and hold the SPI key while inserting the power supply.