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HCL:BananaPi M64

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The SinoVoip Banana Pi BPI-M64 is a single-board computer.

Technical details

  • Allwinner A64 SoC
    • 4x Arm Cortex-A53 CPU @ 1.2 GHz
    • 2x Arm Mali-400 GPU
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • MicroSD slot supports up to 256 GB expansion
  • 8 GB eMMC flash (option 16/32/64G)
  • CSI camera intface and DSI display interface support
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port
  • 2x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB otg (also power plug)
  • 4K high-definition video playback
  • 4K x 2K 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
  • 5V power plug jack 3.5 mm

Manual installation

U-Boot

A u-boot-bananapim64 rpm package is available in repository. Download it in a new folder. Unpack it in that folder using:

# rpm2cpio u-boot-bananapim64-....aarch64.rpm | cpio -idmv

In ./boot/ you will find the file u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin you need further on.

Note: Factory does not yet include arm-trusted-firmware, therefore do not use the Factory package.

Kernel

Linux does contain a sun50i-a64-bananapi-m64.dts file.

JeOS

There is no JeOS image for the BPi-M64 yet. You can take the JeOS-pine64 image, follow the instructions to write it to SD card:

# xzcat ... | dd of=/dev/sdX bs=4M ...

Afterwards overwrite U-Boot on the SD card:

# dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdX bs=1024 seek=8

Restrictions

Upstream version tested. Does not support hdmi, WiFi and BT.

See also