Banana Pi BPI-R4 Router Single Board Computer (SBC)


Banana Pi BPI-R4 Router Single Board Computer (SBC)

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Banana Pi recently shared details about the companies that will be released soon 1 router BPI-R4 (SBC) tablet. The BPI-R4 is designed to outperform its predecessor, the BPI-R3, in every way, with an impressive array of connectivity options and new features. Here’s what you can expect from this highly anticipated router development board.

Banana Pi BPI-R4 Router Connectivity and Features

The Banana Pi’s upcoming BPI-R4 features a cutting-edge MediaTek MT7988A (Filogic 880) Quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 core, which promises superior performance. Other significant improvements include:

  • Upgrade to 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 8GB eMMC ample storage
  • 128MB SPI-NAND flash
  • Two 10Gbe SFP ports
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • USB3.2 port
  • Support 4G/5G/NVME SSD via M.2 slot

In addition, there are two mini PCIe slots with dual lane PCIe 3.0 interface for additional Wi-Fi 7 NIC (Network Interface Card). Simply put, this open source router development board delivers high performance and is ready to handle whatever you throw at it.

MediaTek Philologic 880

The heart of the BPI-R4 is the MediaTek Filogic 880, also known as the MT7988A. This high-performance network processing platform is a leader in providing reliable wired and wireless networking experiences. Some of its main features include:

  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Two US-GMII interfaces
  • Four PCIe interfaces
  • 2 USB 3.2 en1

The MT7988A takes wireless connectivity to another level. It supports seamless tri-band Wi-Fi 7 (2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz) with the accompanying chip featuring 320MHz bandwidth, 4096-QAM, MLO, MRU, and AFC.

Full specifications

  • MediaTek MT7988A (Filogic 880) quad-core Arm Corex-A73 processor, 1.8GHz
  • 4 GB DDR4
  • 8GB eMMC flash
  • 128MB SPI-NAND Flash
  • Micro memory card slot
  • 2x 10Gbe SFP slot (Option 1x 10Gbe SFP and 1x SOC embedded 2.5Gbe PHY)
  • 4x Gb network port
  • 1x USB3.2 slot
  • 1 M.2 KEY-B slot with 5G USB3.2 interface
  • 1x M.2 KEY-M with single deck PCIe3.0 interface for NVME SSD
  • 2x miniPCIe with PCIe3.0 2lane interface for Wi-Fi 7 NIC (Network Interface Card)
  • 26 GPIO PIN headers for application expansion
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