Two new Orange Pi boards with 64-bit ARM processor and 2GB RAM: Orange Pi Win Plus and Orange Pi Prime

Shenzhen Xunlong, the low-cost competitor of the Raspberry Pi that manufactures development cards and mini PCs for connected objects Orange Pi has just launched two new cards based on SoC ARM Allwinner 64-bits. The whole range gradually passes to 64-bit processors. The new development card is the Orange Pi Win Plus. She is in every way identical to her little sister the Pi Win launched last week. Based on the SoC Allwinner A64, it boasts 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. The second card marketed is the Orange Pi Prime. This is an evolution of the Orange Pi PC 2 which passes for the occasion to a 64-bit processor (Allwinner H5).

Orange Pi Win Plus

The Plus version is just an evolution of the Orange Pi Win. The only difference is the presence of 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. Until the Armbian distribution adapted to this new map, it will be necessary to fall back on the distributions proposed by Shenzhen Xunlong on the pages of the resources. For Win and Win Plus, you can choose between Android, Ubuntu Server Xenial, Debian Server Jessie, Ubuntu Desktop Xenial and Debian Desktop Jessie.

orange pi win plus orange pi win allwinner a64 cortex a53 raspberry pi3
Orange Pi Win Plus Orange Pi Win Raspberry Pi 3
SoC Allwinner A64@1.2GHz Allwinner A64@1.2GHz BCM2837@1.2GHz
Quad-core X X X
64-bits X X X
Memoiry 2GB  shared with GPU 1GB 1GB
eMMC support optionnal optionnal
Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6212) 4.0 (AP6212) 4.2
WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
IPEX antenna  X X
Ethernet 10/100/1000M 10/100/1000M 10/100M
USB 2.0  4 4 4
HDMI  4k@30fps 4k@30fps
LCD  X X X
GPIO 40 pins (1) 40 pins (1) 40 pins
USB OTG (power supply 5V) X X X
CSI camera 2MP (2) 8MP
Micro X X
IR receiver X X
Power ON button X X
FM receiver  X X
Audio Jack 3.5mm / HMDI Jack 3.5mm / HMDI X
External battery connector X X
UART debug connector X X
Price (shipping included) about €32,90 about €27,30 about €39

(1) Not compatible with the camera of the Raspberry Pi. It is necessary to use the camera 2MP sold by Orange Pi, which limits the interest of the connector.

(2) Raspberry Pi B + compatible connector. The connector is (always) rotated 180 ° from the Raspberry Pi!

Top View

orange pi win plus allwinner a64 2gb

Specifications of the Orange Pi Win Plus

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A53 Quad-core 64 bits@1.2GHz
  • GPU: Mali400MP2
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 shared with GPU
  • Storage: microSD card compatible up to 64GB, optional memory card 8Mbit SPI NOR flash (not yet released)
  • Connectivity
    • Ethernet: 10/100 / 1000M
    • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b / g / n (AMPAK AP6212). APEX connector to replace antenna for larger range
    • Bluetooth 4.0 (AMPAK AP6212)
    • FM radio receiver
  • Video output:
    • HDMI (1.4 with HDCP1.2 up to 4k @ 30fps)
    • LCD (LVDS 1366×768 @ 60fps)
  • Audio Output: Jack + HMDI (supported by Ubuntu – Pulse Audio)
  • USB 2.0: x4
  • Micro-USB 2.0 (OTG): x1
  • Camera: 1080p @ 30fps
  • GPIO: 40 pin
  • Microphone: x1 (from the jack)
  • IR Receiver: x1
  • Dimensions: 93mm × 60mm
  • Weight: 48g
  • Power supply 5V (3A recommended)
    • By USB connector OTG
    • DC 4.0×1.7mm
    • External battery connector (select via jumper selection)

Orange Pi Prime

The Prime comes to harmonize the family of oranges by adding Bluetooth support. Images of Android, Arch Server, Debian Desktop, and Ubuntu Desktop distributions are available on the resources page here until the Armbian distribution is available. The Prime is available at exactly the same price as the Win Plus.

orange pi prime allwinner a53

Prime Technical Specifications

Changes from the Orange Pi PC 2 are marked in bold.

  • SoC: Allwinner H5 quad core Cortex A53 integrating the GPU ARM Mali-450MP4
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 shared with the GPU
  • Storage: micro SD card reader compatible up to 64GB
  • Video output: HDMI 1.4 compatible with CEC, AV port
  • Audio I / O: HDMI, microphone on the card
  • Connectivity:
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 4.0 with u.FL antenna (IPEX connector on the card shared with WiFi)
  • USB
    • 3x USB 2.0
    • 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Camera: Compatible MIPI CSI interface up to 5 MP
  • Connector: 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible (check the availability of libraries for your languages)
  • Debugging: 3x UART pins for serial console
  • Misc
    • IR Receiver
    • Power and reset buttons
    • Led: power on and status
  • Power supply
    • 5V / 2A via barrel jack
    • Micro USB port
  • Dimensions: 98 x 60 mm (85 x 55 mm for the Orange Pi PC 2)
  • Weight: 48 grams (38 grams for Orange Pi PC 2)

Technical documentation

 

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