Tiny Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero computer unveiled – an improved alternative to the Raspberry Pi Zero

by alex

With USB-C connectors and Allwinner H618

The Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero is a tiny computer board, or single board computer, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB LPDDR4 memory, 8GB eMMC flash memory, and a familiar form factor: it's about the same size and shape as Raspberry Pi Zero, and even comes with a 40-pin connector compatible with Raspberry Pi.

Представлен крошечный компьютер Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero — это улучшенная альтернатива Raspberry Pi Zero

The latest version of Raspberry Pi Zero has micro-USB ports, BPI-M4 Zero has USB-C ports. Although both single board computers are equipped with Cortex-A53 processors, the Raspberry Pi 2 Zero W is equipped with a Broadcom BCM2710A chip clocked at 1 GHz, and the BPI-M4 Zero is equipped with an Allwinner H618 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The same chip is used in another Raspberry Pi Zero clone – Orange Pi Zero 2W.

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Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero received the following ports and connectors:

  • mini-HDMI 2.0a;
  • USB Type-C OTG port supporting 5V/3A input voltage;
  • USB type C;
  • microSD card reader;
  • 24-pin FPC connector (1 USB 2.0, 1 Ethernet 100 Mbps, 1 IR port);
  • 40-pin connector;
  • Wi-Fi 5 and BT 4.2 module.

The board has two status LEDs, a wireless antenna, and two hardware keys, including a reset button.

Представлен крошечный компьютер Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero — это улучшенная альтернатива Raspberry Pi Zero

The dimensions of the Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero are 65 × 30 mm. The price has not yet been announced.

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