Last November FriendlyElec announced NanoPi R1S router with two Ethernet ports dependent on either Allwinner H3 or H5 processor combined with 512MB RAM. Both the two ports are “Gigabit” Ethernet port, however one is executed by means of a USB 2.0 to Ethernet controller with a most extreme bandwidth of around 330 Mbps. This time the company launches NanoPi R2S an open source ARM board, specifically designed for headless and IoT application.
In the event that you’d prefer to get two Gigabit Ethernet arriving at near 1 Gbps each, and your objective application would profit by more memory, the organization is presently taking a shot at NanoPi R2S dependent on Rockchip RK3328 processor with 1GB DDR4 memory, one Ethernet port utilizing the GMAC from the chip, and one Ethernet port depending on one a USB 3.0 to Ethernet controller.
The key specs of NanoPi R2 as per the company are:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3328 quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz with Arm Mali-450MP2
- System Memory – 1GB DDR4 RAM
- Storage – MicroSD Slot, SPI flash footprint
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet (WAN) up to 941 Mbps (measured)
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) up to 941 Mbps (measured) via Realtek RTL8153 USB 3.0 to Ethernet controller
- USB – 1x USB Type-A host port, 1x micro USB port (power + slave)
- Debugging – 3-pin 2.54mm pitch header for serial console
- Expansion – 10-pin GPIO header with GPIOs, I2C, UART, IR_Rx, 5V, 3.3V and GND
- Misc – 3x LEDs (WAN, LAN, SYS), K1 reset button, fan header
- Power Supply – 5VDC/3A via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 55.6 x 52mm
- Temperature Range – -20℃ to 70℃
Another inclusion is the existence of a 10-pin I/O which was totally missing from NanoPi R1S router board. As it lacks Wi-Fi, the organization suggests the use of USB dongles dependent on RTL8821CU since those are backed by the default firmware out of the box. The board additionally bolsters 4G LTE through Huawei 8372H-155 USB dongle.
At that point, the board was not ready to ship, yet now FriendlyELEC has begun to take orders for just $22.00, and including a yellow case adds $3 to the aggregate. This is around $5 extra compared with NanoPi R1S door which we expected with additional RAM (1GB) and true dual GbE connectivity.
In this case, in the time of COVID-19, nothing runs very easily as it used to and the organization anticipates shipping delays, it claims:
Because of the epidemic, postal services in a lot of countries get delayed. Customers who need orders urgently need to choose DHL. EU customers who need DHL service to deliver orders need to email us before place orders.