NanoPi R1 is an Allwinner H3 Gateway with Dual Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth

A couple of years ago, Shenzhen Xunlong Software launched Orange Pi R1 board powered by Allwinner H2+ processor with two Fast Ethernet ports, and some I/Os which could be useful for intelligent controllers and simple IoT gateways. FriendlyElec has now launched a similar, but improved product with their NanoPi R1 featuring Allwinner H3 processor coupled with 512MB or 1GB memory, two Ethernet ports, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, packaged in a neat metal case.

NanoPi R1NanoPi R1 specifications:

  • SoC – Allwinner H3 quad-core Arm Cortex-A7 processor @ up to 1.2GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 512MB or 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – MicroSD Slot, optional 8GB eMMC flash
  • Connectivity
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x Fast Ethernet
    • 802.11b/g/n WiFi 4 with SMA antenna interface
    • Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode (Classic / LE)
  • USB – 2x USB Type-A host ports, 1x  micro USB OTG port
  • Debugging – 3-pin 2.54mm pitch header for serial console
  • Serial – 4-pin 2.54mm pitch UART header (compatible with Seeed Studio Grove modules?)
  • Misc – 3x LEDs, 1x user key/reset button
  • Power Supply – DC 5V/2A via micro USB port
  • Dimensions – 60 x 50.5mm
  • Temperature Range – -40℃ to 80℃

NanoPi R1 Board LayoutThe company provides U-boot 2017-11, Linux 4.14, Ubuntu-Core 16.04, and OpenWrt for NanoPi R1 gateway, and you’ll find links and resources to get started in the Wiki.

Two versions of the gateway are available: one with 512MB RAM and no internal storage (boots from micro SD card), and the other with 1GB RAM, and 8GB eMMC flash selling for respectively $29 and $39 on FriendlyElec store as part of a kit with a custom metal case, a heatsink with paste and screws, one antenna, and a micro USB cable.

NanoPi R1 KitThanks to theguyuk for the tip.

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