SinoVoIP is going to launch their inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero compatible, Allwinner H2+ powered board Banana Pi-P2 Zero. This is going to be the successor to Banana Pi M2 Zero. The new Banana Pi-P2 Zero combines support for PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) as well as a CSI camera interface.
The Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero is almost identical to last year’s $21 Banana Pi BPI-M2 Zero with a few significant enhancements. The board attaches 8GB eMMC storage, as well as a 10/100 Ethernet port with Power-over-Ethernet support available via an optional PoE module. The new board doubles the weight to 30 grams and extends the smaller dimension by 22.5mm giving it a 65 x 52.5mm footprint.
Other features are almost the same as the M2 Zero, which itself is an emulation of a Raspberry Pi Zero W. The P2 Zero board can run Linux and Android on a 1.2GHz, quad -A7 Allwinner H2+, which is like an Allwinner H3, but with HD instead of 4K video support. The SoC integrates a Mali400 MP2 GPU.
The Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero comes with 512MB DDR3, a microSD card slot, and a WiFi/Bluetooth module. Other features include MIPI-CSI, 40-pin RPi expansion, a mini-HDMI port, a USB 2.0 host port, and a power-only micro-USB OTG port.
Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero specifications:
- SoC: Allwinner H2+ quad-core Arm Cortex A7 processor with Mali-400MP GPU.
- 512MB DDR3 SDRAM.
- 8GB eMMC flash
- Micro SD card slot
- Video Output: mini HDMI port
- 10/100M Ethernet with PoE support
- WiFi & Bluetooth via AP6212 module
- The camera I/F: CSI camera interface
- USB: 1x USB OTG port
- 40-pin GPIO header with UART, SPI, I2C, etc…
- 3-pin UART header for serial console access
- Power Supply:
- 5V/2A via micro USB port
- Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
- Dimensions: 65 x 52.5mm
- Supported OS: Linux, Android
No pricing or availability information was provided for the Banana Pi BPI-P2. More information may be found on SinoVoip’s Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero wiki page.