Foxconn presents Banana Pi platform

Foxconn presents Banana Pi platform

The Chinese company Foxconn has officially presented the Banana Pi platform that has been designed to create small form factor PCs and embedded systems.

The device measures 92 x 60 mm and includes an Allwinner A20 dual-core SoC with two ARM Cortex-A7 cores and integrated Mali-400MP2 graphics. The board houses 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and connectors for SD cards and SATA drives. In addition to that the Banana Pi sports two USB 2.0 ports. The board also provides 3.5 mm audio jacks and HDMI, LVDS, AV and CVBS video ports. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides LAN connectivity. The board can get power via a USB connection or a regular power outlet.

The Banana Pi targets people interested in small-sized computing and various corporate users as the device allows you to use it in any way possible – as a controller, a cloud server, a game device, a video decoder and more. The Banana Pi can run Google Android, Debian, Ubuntu and Raspbian.

The Banana Pi will be commercially available at the end of Q4 2014 at a price of USD 55. Additionally you can get two chassis for the Banana Pi, a power adapter and SATA cables.

Source: Banana Pi

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