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NanoPi Neo – Raspberry Pi squeezed down to 40mm

As wit h Arduino, it is becoming hard to keep up with Raspberry Pi variations. There area many sizes, clones and performance choices. And this is great.

Friendly ARM have developed pretty neat Raspberry Pi native board called NanoPi. As its name states, the size of board is 40mm x 40mm.

NanoPi-NEO-layout

Dont be fooled by its small dimensions. It packs everything you may need to run small board computer:

CPU: Allwinner H3, Quad-core Cortex-A7 Up to 1.2GHz

DDR3 RAM: 256MB/512MB

Connectivity: 10/100M Ethernet

USB Host: Type-A x 1, 2.54 mm pin x 2

MicroSD Slot x 1

MicroUSB: for data transmission and power input

Debug Serial Port: 4Pin, 2.54 mm pitch pin header

GPIO: 2.54mm pitch 36pin. It includes UART, SPI, I2C, IO etc

PCB Dimension: 40 x 40 mm

Power Supply: DC 5V/2A

OS/Software: u-boot and UbuntuCore

More details are available at their wiki.

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