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A20 Banana Pi Development Board Module (Similar to Raspberry PI) - Deep Blue £37.50 at Deal Extreme

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#1
http://img.dxcdn.com/OverviewImage/YB01962/sku_330166_4.jpg
#2
http://img.dxcdn.com/OverviewImage/YB01962/sku_330166_5.jpg
#3
http://hardware-libre.fr/2014/06/raspberry-vs-banana-hardware-duel/

not as good as it seems from tests

Edited By: Protoype on Jul 29, 2014 20:21
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Hi,
I wrote the article you just linked. I think you didn't read carefully, because the Banana Pi is a massive boost when compared to the Raspberry Pi.
#5
The Banana "Pi" doesn't have anything to do with the Raspberry Pi foundation by the way. It may or may not receive the same level of support as the original Pi.

Not a bad thing but they do appear to be trading off the success of the rPi with the name.
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mcseguy
http://img.dxcdn.com/OverviewImage/YB01962/sku_330166_5.jpg
Hi,
This table has wrong informations :
- CPU clock is 0.92GHz stock. 1 GHz is overclocked (even 1.2GHz).
- Min power is known : 420 milliamps when booting, 220 when booted (with a SD card only)
- There's 2 SPI lines by default, and a third one is possible
- There's not only 1 UART, but 3
- There's no Firefox OS image available
- IR is not optional but built-in

About the Banana Pi trading off the success of the Raspberry Pi, I disagree :
- Banana Pi has enough upgrades and differences to be a board on its own. The perfectly compatible GPIO socket is a very nice thing though, because most of the Raspberry Pi shileds are compatible with the Banana. This is very smart in my opinion.
- Banana Pi is full open source with schematics and sources available after only 3 months. This is still not the case with the Raspberry Pi after 3 years.
- build quality is very high compared to the random chinese hardware, so I don't consider it to be a "chinese copy"

http://hardware-libre.fr/2014/06/raspberry-vs-banana-hardware-duel/
http://hardware-libre.fr/2014/06/raspberry-vs-banana-vs-a10-olinuxino-powering-and-sata-performance/
http://hardware-libre.fr/2014/07/banana-pi-gpio-now-supported/

Edited By: HWL_Stouf on Jul 29, 2014 20:57: errors corrected
#7
Nice, ordered


site hosted on a Banana Pi cluster running Raspbian

http://i.imgur.com/rQ1Flx1.jpg


Edited By: skykid3 on Jul 29, 2014 21:39: added pic
#8
HWL_Stouf

About the Banana Pi trading off the success of the Raspberry Pi, I disagree :

Absolutely not doubting the potential of this device but by calling it a fruity name + Pi it infers that it has something to do with the official rPi. That is the only thing I have against it. When it first was announced, there were quite a few people under the impression that it had something to do with the Raspberry Pi foundation (which is a not for profit charity).
#9
Is their any support for XBMC yet as that review says not and as most people buy thePi for that reason no support is the biggest killer.
#10
According to the hardware-libre website it is being worked on:

http://linux-sunxi.org/XBMC
#11
XBMC is definitly coming : http://forum.lemaker.org/viewthread.php?tid=1482&highlight=XBMC
I'm the hardware-libre guy by the way :)
#12
seems there is a more powerful raspberry pi compatible board coming out called SolidRun HummingBoard


Banana Pi for £28.85 delivered

Edited By: skykid3 on Jul 29, 2014 22:35: added cheaper link
#13
Seems a nice board - IMHO this is what rPI should be these days - though perhaps using a Broadcom SoC not AllWinner.
Still good choice A7 DC + Mali 400 - should not be a problem porting, as standard as it gets today.
#14
seems to be a decent board. Heat added. but I already have a PI. Personally, I would avoid DX. Ordered twice before, neither was successful. Also very slow service.
#15
HWL_Stouf
XBMC is definitly coming : http://forum.lemaker.org/viewthread.php?tid=1482&highlight=XBMC
I'm the hardware-libre guy by the way :)

Agreed it is coming, but it wont be the actual XBMC dev group who make the releases.

After chatting with the devs in IRC at some length, it seems that Allwinner just aren't willing to release the data needed for the XBMC devs to do anything worth while.

Forum thread.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=192817
#16
CaNsA

After chatting with the devs in IRC at some length, it seems that Allwinner just aren't willing to release the data needed for the XBMC devs to do anything worth while.

Forum thread.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=192817


Of dear. looks like the banana pi mike go pearshaed
#17
pearshaped

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