New industrial single-board computer from Banana Pi

A new industrial-class single-board computer, called Banana Pi BPI-F2S, was released with Linux 4.19. Banana Pi BPI-F2S is a new SBC from BPI Tech – a daughter company of SinoVoIP. The heart of Banana Pi BPI-F2S is the SP7021 chip from SunPlus containing a 1GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core ARM processor, A962 type ARM coprocessor and 8051 controller. More information about the SP7021 chip is available in the Wiki.

Industrial Banana Pi BPI-F2S
Banana Pi BPI-F2S

For storage, the Banana Pi BPI-F2S has an 8 GB eMMC flash and a microSD card slot. Here is the rest of the list of specifications:

  • Video output: HDMI 1.4
  • I / F camera: MIPI CSI connector
  • Connectivity: two 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB: two USB 2.0 ports, one micro USB port
  • Power supply: 12 VDC
  • Expansion: 40-pin GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi
  • Two 50-pin FPGA interfaces for Trenz Electronic Trix Electronic TE0725LP-01-100-2D Artix 7 board

Banana Pi BPI-F2S a new industrial SoC on the market

SunPlus SP7021 is a revolutionary SoC that has the power of a Linux-grade chip and the integration simplicity of a microcontroller. With ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core, ARM926 real-time core. Designed by Sunplus Technology in collaboration with Tibbo Technology, PLUS1 takes all the sophisticated elements typically found in modern industrial-grade embedded Linux chips, adds a plethora of features targeting IoT and industrial control applications, and delivers the resulting design in a simple microcontroller-like package that needs few external components, simplifies the schematic diagram, and reduces the PCB complexity.”

Industrial Banana Pi BPI-F2S
Banana Pi BPI-F2S (SP7021)

SP7021 is a SoC solution of industrial control. It meets customers’ full demand on function but with low cost so that will improve customers’ competitiveness in the market. SP7021 provides rich GPIOs, storage and USB interface. And it provides MIPI CSI interface for video input and HDMI interface for video output. It also provides FPGA interface for function extension. SP7021 also has 4 Ethernet ports providing customers a high competitive solution.


Industrial use of previous BananaPi-like development boards

Introduced in November 2017, the ModBerry M300 series, based on NanoPi NEO revolutionised the economic segment of Industrial IoT devices and proved, that automation and monitoring can be done effectively with low expenditure on industrial installations.

ModBerry M300 O1 based on OrangePi Zero Plus features Allwinner H5 (Quad-core Cortex-A53) SoC, moderate 512MB RAM, storage memory option with microSD slot, USB and Gigabit Ethernet port. The wireless communication is supported with onboard Wi-Fi module.

Offering much higher performance and wider feature range, the ModBerry M300 O2 features same SoC as M300 series, but thanks to OrangePi Zero Plus2 means, the device is equipped with onboard 8GB eMMC, extra microSD expansion slot as alternative and wired/wireless interfaces, e.g. HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.