Leading the Future of Computing Power – Banana Pi BPI-F3 RISC-V Development Board

Open up the infinite possibilities of RISC-V open source computing power!

The Banana Pi Development Board BPI-F3 is equipped with the world‘s first application processor, RISC-V K1 chip, by SpacemiT Technologies Ltd. (referred to as SpacemiT), which conforms to the RISC-V Foundation RVA22 standard. This open-source computing power reshapes the efficiency boundaries of industrial control and industry applications, injecting new energy into the global developer ecosystem.

RISC-V gathers global consensus, and the K1 chip makes open-source computing power boundless.

Outstanding Performance

The K1 chip features an 8 core 64-bit processor with robust overall performance, leading in single-core performance among its peers. Introducing forward-looking Vector 1.0 technology and 2.0 TOPs integrating AI computing power, it exponentially increases parallel processing capabilities for unstructured data such as text, video, and AI applications, providing robust computing power support for innovation in the post-Moore era.

Ultra-Low Power Consumption

With SpacemiT ‘s precise branch prediction technology and excellent power consumption control design,the K1 chip can reduce 20% of ineffective energy waste compared with similar chips while ensuring high performance, bringing ultra-low power consumption performance for the Banana Pi Development Board BPI-F3.

High Scalability

The BPI-F3 is equipped with rich interfaces and module expansion slots, including display, audio, high-speed, and peripheral interfaces, to meet the evolving needs of different industries and scenarios, ensuring flexible system expansion.

Stability

After multiple rounds of extreme environmental testing, the Banana Pi Development Board BPI-F3 can work stably in industrial environments ranging from -40°C to 85°C. Whether in the freezing Arctic or scorching desert, it is your most reliable partner.

BPI-F3 Key Features:

  • 8 core RISC-V chip, CPU integrates 2.0 TOPs AI computing power

  • Single-core general computing power equivalent to 1.3 times Cortex-A55

  • Supports 32-bit LPDDR4/4X, with a maximum of 16GB of memory

  • 4K decoding and encoding

  • 5-lane PCIE2.1 expansion capability

  • 1x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 2.0 interfaces

  • 12x UART serial ports

  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to 85°C

Banana Pi development board BPI-F3 is not just a development board, it is a powerful tool for you to realize industrial automation, intelligent manufacturing, AI research and IOT applications. Choosing the Banana Pi Development Board BPI-F3 means choosing endless possibilities!

The BPI-F3 aims to use RISC-V technology to meet the needs of global users. It is designed to be suitable for users in China, the United States, Europe, India, and all developed and developing countries and regions.

Experience the power of advanced technology now and let the Banana Pi development board BPI-F3 become your capable partner on the road to innovation!

Nice board to step in to the world of risc-v.

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This looks interesting, what core does the SpacemiT K1 chip have?

From the performance numbers and RVA22+V support, it seems like it would be XuanTie C908 cores, but looking through the internet I found this.

This seems to suggest that the SpacemiT K1-x chip uses a different core, as the C908 doesn’t support the hypervisor extension, presumably the SpacemiT X100, which is used in the SpacemiT K1MAX (see video). I’m not sure if the SpacemiT K1-x and K1 chips use the same cores, but they seem quite related.

I also found some geekbench numbers from a SpacemiT K1-x board, where the hypervisor extension isn’t listed as supported, but the sstc extension, which isn’t supported by C908 either.

The SpacemiT X100 supports RVA22+V (with VLEN=256) + hypervisor extension, and is supposed to be comparable to the Cortex-A75/A76.

This doesn’t really match with the performance listed here.

So I’m wondering, does this have C908 cores, or some sort of X100 related cores, or something entirely different?