Banana Pi M64 is the latest development from SinoVoip, based on the 64-bit SoC Allwinner A64 Quad Core, featuring Mali400 MP2 Dual-Core graphics, which allows for 4K H.265/H.264 video decoding, and 1080P@60fps / 720p@120fps encoding. The board size is similar to the Banana Pi BPI-M3 (3,62 inches x 2,36 inches).
Memory. The new Banana M64 has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. If this is not enough – no problem, microSDXC cards up to 256GB are supported.
Communication. The board is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet on RTL8211E chip, Ampak AP6212 based Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n. Bluetooth and IR receiver are also present for communication.
Audio/Video. The board is quite a powerful platform to work with video and audio: the manufacturer has equipped the board with HDMI jack version 1.4 with support for 2K*4K video and two-channel sound, a built-in microphone, and a 3.5 audio jack.
Peripherals. To connect an external camera and display BPI-M64 has CSI and DSI connectors. There are two USB 2.0 Host ports and one micro-USB 2.0 OTG port for connecting USB devices. The board has 40 GPIO pins compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
Power. The new BPI-M64 is powered by a 5V 2A power supply with a jack, now micro-USB power support is not available as it was on some previous Banana Pi. The board also features a 3.7V battery connector, which can be very useful when implementing a wireless device.
Operating Systems. This is the first board of the Chinese manufacturer with support for Windows 10 IoT, on the official website in the downloads section is already available the first beta version of this OS. There is also support for Ubuntu, Debian, Android 5.1, and Android 6.0.