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The Banana Pi BPI-M4 looks like a Raspberry Pi Board clone and has built-in eMMC flash and M.2 Socket compatibility.

The Banana Pi BPI-M4 appears to be a Raspberry Pi Board knockoff at first appearance. The Banana Pi BPI-M4 single-board computer even features a 40-pin socket that allows you to connect Raspberry Pi HAT add-on boards, so it kind of is. However, the Banana Pi BPI-MP4 has a different CPU that is equipped with a tonne more functionality and supports 4K video. Similar to a Raspberry Pi, it can store data on a microSD card, but this particular model also includes 8GB of onboard eMMC memory. A PCIe SSD or other devices can be connected using the M.2 Key E slot. Although the Banana Pi BPI-M4 has a long name, it has a powerful quad-core Realtek RTD1395 SoC and ARM Mali-470 MP4 graphics.

The Banana Pi BPI-M4 looks like a Raspberry Pi Board clone and has built-in eMMC flash and M.2 Socket compatibility.

The BPI-M4 uses a 64-bit quad-core A53 small single board computer with the Realtek RTD1395 chip architecture. It has an 8 GB eMMC and 1 GB of RAM. Additionally, it includes BT 4.2 and integrated WiFi supporting b/g/n/ac. The BPI-M4 includes 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB TYPE C port, 1 HDMI connector, and 1 audio jack on the ports side. support the PCI-E 2.0 M.2 Key E interface.

Banana Pi BPI-M4 works with Linux and Android. Using a reader-equipped computer and an adapter, the system may be installed onto a microSD card. The manufacturer's website offers a free download of the operating system. The HDMI connector on the Banana Pi allows for the transmission of 1080p Full HD video. 3.5 mm jack connector built-in enables for connection of items like headphones. 

The Banana Pi M4 supports wireless connectivity thanks to its WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/AC module and Bluetooth 4.2 in addition to its Ethernet connector of 10/100 Mb/s. Additionally, the board has u.FL antenna connection to boost the WiFi signal. There are four USB ports available for attaching devices like a mouse or keyboard. The Banana Pi M4 may connect to an external drive through the built-in M.2 socket. You can operate electrical parts like diodes, motors, and servo controllers with the 40-pin GPIO. PWM, UART, I2C, and SPI are all supported by 28 GPIO pins. Additional connections include GND, +3.3 V, and +5 V.

Banana Pi M4 Detailed Specifications.

  • Realtek RTD1395 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 64 Bit
  • Mali 470 MP4 GPU OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 H.264 H.265,2K4K
  • 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 PCI-E 2.0 and USB 2.0
  • PoE function support
  • MicroSD slot supporting cards up to 256 GB
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi802.11 b/g/n/AC
  • HDMI (audio/video) socket with 1080p Full HD video support
  • 3.5 mm jack connector
  • U.FL antenna connector
  • Slot M.2 PCI-E 2.0
  • 4 x USB 2.0 port
  • GPIO 40 pin
  • Interfaces: UART, SPI, I2C
  • Buttons: Power, Reset, Boot, Install
  • Power supply: 5 V / 2 A via USB type C or PoE cap
  • Operating system: Linux, Android
  • Dimensions: 92 x 60 mm
There are several features to be explored and it has so many fascinating features which can be a great selection for electronics enthusiasts & makers, no matter whether you're a beginner or pro-Banana Pi BPI-M4 can be a great single-board computer for you & your projects. Banana Pi BPI-M4 provided complete information to get started with on their Wiki & GitHub, if you want to enquire about the product you can visit the official Banana Pi BPI-M4 page.

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