Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra quad core single-board computer

(bpi team) #1

Banana pi BPI-M2 Ultra quad core single-board computer with allwinner R40

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra is the open source hardware platform, Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra is a quad-core cortex -A7 CPU ,use Allwinner R40 design, it support WIFI+BT on board.and support SATA interface on board.

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Ultra series run Android, Debian linux, Ubuntu linux,Raspbian system and other OS.

Banana PI PBI-M2 Ultra hardware: Quad Core ARM Cortex A7,ARMv7 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8G eMMC flash on board

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra with Gigabit Ethernet port, It can run Android smoothly. The size of Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra same as Banana Pi BPI-M64, support 1080P video, the 40 pin GPIO header is pin-compatible with Raspberry Pi.

The new BPI-M2 Ultra is a tiny little computer with great big ambitions. The expandable single-board device runs either Linux or Android and features impressive specs that outshine comparable products by a substantial margin. Highlights include a quad-core ARMv7 processor, a Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 2G of DDR3 RAM, a microSDXC slot,8G eMMC flash,WIFI&BT onboard and support for 1080P ultra high-definition video.

More specs follow below.

  • Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU
  • Dual core Mali 400 MP2 GPU
  • support SATA interface
  • MicroSD slot supports up to 256GB expansion
  • 8G eMMC flash (option 16/32/64G)
  • CSI camera intface and DSI display interface support
  • 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port
  • (3) USB 2.0 hosts and (1) USB otg port
  • 1080P high-definition video playback
  • HDMI port and multi-channel audio output
  • WIFI&Bluetooth 4.0 with 802.11BGN onboard
  • 3.5mm Stereo Output mini-jack with microphone support
  • Built-in 3.7V Lithium Battery Charging Circuit
  • Hardware security enables trustzone security system, Digital Rights Management (DRM), information encryption/decryption, secure boot, secure JTAG and secure efuse

Hardware interfact:

GPIO define:

more please gitbook online documents:

BPI-M2 Ultra schematic diagram

allwinner R40 chip and V40 chip is PIN to PIN compatibility, so BPI-M2 Ultra just replace V40 chip onboard, easy to DIY and do a new product

(bpi team) #2

(Victor O) #3

looks like built in storage and SATA support is the new norm - good work :slight_smile:

(Raffaele T.) #4

Hello, what is the clock speed of the R40 SoC? Thanks.

(bpi team) #5

R40 datasheet:

axp221s datasheet:

(Raffaele T.) #6

Thank you for answering. Do you already have this board price? Thanks

(bpi team) #7

about 35-40 USD . we need do the first 5K ,and know mass production cost


Looks like an nice board, can you specify the delivery date?

#9 is empty?

Same with When do you deliver?


When will you release schematics? Care to answer?

  • Where is the 3rd USB host port?
  • How is ‘SATA Power’ wired? From PMIC or directly from DC? Is a connected disk powered when running on battery or not?
  • When do you release schematics?
  • Care to hire someone who is able to write technical documentation? is a joke isn’t it? No real information and the few sentences are wrong (you can’t power 3.5" disks from the board since 12V are needed)

Installare Android sulla Banana Pi con Phoenix Card

Is this normal? Not answering the most simple questions? When do you release schematics?!

Banana PI BPI-M2 Ultra is the open source hardware platform

Do you know what open source hardware means? Obviously not when you not even manage to release schematics timely.

One last time: When do you will release schematics or at least answer customer questions like the above?

(bpi team) #13

yes , we will open schematics. will update to gitbook.

(bpi team) #17

BPI-M2 Ultra schematic diagram update:


they just need a little time

(Chad) #19

I’ve been looking around for android, and raspbian images for the M2 ultra, but I haven’t found anything. Are they still being worked on, or is there somewhere I can get them?

(bpi team) #20

allwinner R40 chip and V40 chip is PIN to PIN compatibility, so BPI-M2 Ultra just replace V40 chip onboard, easy to DIY and do a new product


Can you please briefly designate the differences between R40 and V40 chips?

(bpi team) #22

same chip , just remark , and allwinner support different SDK , .

(ajw) #23

Any idea where to find a case for the BPI-M2U?

I’ve been looking in the UK (Amazon, eBay) and across the US and I can’t find a case that specifically mentions the M2U.

Or should the M2U board be compatible with any of the other boards in terms of fitting in a case? Cases for the original Banana Pi don’t quite fit.

Suggestions please!