Banana Pi BPI-P2 Pro: New headless SBC showcased with Rockchip RK3308 chipset
Banana Pi is preparing another single-board computer (SBC), a few months after it started selling the BPI-CM4 system-on-module (SoM). According to Banana Pi, it intends the BPI-P2 Pro to be used for headless applications, which explains the inclusion of an Ethernet port that is Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable. Additionally, the BPI-P2 Pro contains the following other I/O:
- 1x 12-pin header
- 1x 40-pin GPIO header
- 1x MicroSD card reader
- 1x Recovery key
- 1x Reset key
- 1x Power LED
- 1x RGB LED
- 1x RJ45 100M
- 1x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1x USB Type-C (5V/2A)
For reference, the BPI-P2 Pro measures 65 x 52.5 mm and utilises the Rockchip RK3308, a low-powered chipset with four ARM Cortex-A35 CPU cores clocked at 1.3 GHz and a Voice Activity Detector (VAD). Moreover, the BPI-P2 Pro appears to have 256 MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM and 8 GB of eMMC flash storage. The BPI-P2 Pro also has dual-band WiFi 5 connectivity and Bluetooth 4.1 support via an Ampak AP6255 module. Please note that you will need to use an external antenna.
The BPI-P2 Pro should be capable of running Linux; CNX Software notes that the SBC may be best suited for smart audio applications. Pricing has not emerged yet, but more details about the BPI-P2 Pro can be found on the SBC's wiki page. Presumably, the BPI-P2 Pro will retail for less than US$50 whenever it goes on sale.
BPI via CNX Software & Liliputing