Banana Pi BPI-M4

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File:Banana Pi BPI-M4 3.JPG
Overview:Realtek RTD1395
PoE function support
M.2 and PCIE support

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.

The RTD1395 is equipped with a high-performance quad-core CPU,ARM cortex-A53,with 512K L2 cache embedded. the RTD1395 also integrates and efficient ARM Mali-470 Graphic Processing Unit(GPU) to accelerate 2D and 3D graphics processing. For acceleration of this OSD and 2K user interface,the built-in Streaming Engine of the RTD1395 provides commonly used drawing functions.the CPU is dedicated to applications ,while most of the functions of the RTD1395 is dedicated to manipulating,decoding video streams in vaious formats.e.g. decoding 4K2K H.265,Full HD MPEG1/2/4/H.264/H.264 MVC,AVC/VC-1,VP8,VP9,AVS,AVS plus,HD JPEG,etc. Video DSP can also handle encoding of up to Full HD with H.264 format.Video decoding and encoding can run simultaneously.

Key Features

  • Realtek RTD1395 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 64 Bit
  • Mali 470 MP4 GPU OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0
  • 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

Getting Start

Getting Started with M4


Hardware interfact

Banana Pi BPI-M4 interface.JPG

Hardware spec

HardWare Specification of Banana pi BPI-M4
CPU Realtek RTD1395 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 64 Bit
GPU Mali 470 MP4 GPU OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0
Memory 1 GB DDR4 (option 2 GB)
Storage MicroSD slot with support for up to 256GB expansion and 8G eMMC flash with support for up to 64GB
Network 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/AC + Bluetooth 4.2
Video Output(s) 1080p capable HDMI port and multi-channel audio output (NO H./X.265 capabilities)
Audio Output(s) 3.5mm jack and HDMI
PCIE M.2 Key E slot PCIE 2.0 and USB 2.0
USB ports USB 2.0 PORT (x4), USB 2.0 TYPE C(x1)
GPIO 40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). GPIO pins can be used for UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
Switches Reset, Power and U-boot
LED Power Status and Activity status
Power Source 5 volt @2A via Micro USB (TYPE C) or PoE support
Size & Weight 92x60mm, 48g
OS Android and Linux

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