Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NanoPi M3 Alternative to Raspberry Pi 2 Board

Product Introduction

FriendlyARM NanoPi M3 is a Single Board Computer (SBC), smaller the Raspberry Pi 2 and Ardunio boards , that uses a Samsung Octa-Core Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoC. with dynamic frequency scaling from 400MHz up to 1.4GHz. It has Gbps Ethernet port, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth support. Its AXP228 PMU (power management unit) support power off, sleep and wake up functions. 
In addition the NanoPi M3 has Micro USB port for power supply and on-board porcelain antenna. The Board integrates various ports and interfaces, such as DVP Camera/LVDS/HDMI/LCD interfaces, Gps Ethernet, I2S, 3.5 mm audio jack, four USB ports and a serial debug port.

NanoPi M3 | Back View

Specifications listed for the NanoPi M3 include:
  • SoC: Samsung S5P6818 Octa- Core Cortex-A53, 400M Hz – 1.4G Hz
  • Power Management Unit: AXP228 PMU, it supports software power-off and wake-up.
  • USB Host: 4 x USB 2.0 Host, two type A ports and two 2.54 mm pitch pin-headers
  • Other features – Power and reset buttons; power and status LEDs
  • System Memory: 1GB 32bit DDR3 RAM
  • Ethernet: Gbit Ethernet(RTL8211E)
  • Storage: 1 x MicroSD Card Socket (up to 64GB)
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 dual mode
  • Antenna: Porcelain Antenna IPX Interface
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack / via HDMI
  • I2S: 7pin, 2.54 mm pitch pin- header
  • Microphone: on board Microphone
  • Micro USB: 1 x Micro USB 2.0 Client, Type A
  • LCD Interface: 0.5 mm pitch 45 pin FPC seat, full color RGB 8-8-8
  • HDMI: 1.4A Type A, 1080P
  • LVDS: 20pin 2.00mm pitch pin- header
  • DVP Camera: 0.5mm pitch 24 pin FPC seat
  • GPIO: 2.54 mm pitch, Raspberry Pi compatible GPIO 40 pin- header.
  • Other Interfaces: UART, SPI, I2C, PWM etc.
  • Serial Debug Port: 2.54 mm pitch 4pin- header
  • User Key: K1 ( power), Reset
  • LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x status LED
  • RTC Battery: RTC Battery Seat
  • Heat Sink: 1 x Heat Sink with mounting holes (Optional).
  • Dimension: 64 mm x 60 mm
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A

  • Operating systems: Debian Linux and Android with Uboot images available; also supports Ubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Kali, and Deepin.

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