The PanGu Board is a single board computer (SBC) that is feature-rich and versatile, at an affordable price point. The board powered by STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 processor was released in February of 2019 and hadn’t really made much a splash in the pool of microprocessors available at the time. The processor is now the main feature of the PanGu Board, an SBC with a host of features and utilizing the Arm dual-core Cortex–A7 MPU and the Cortex-M4 coprocessor to allow for more enhanced multimedia ability and all the heavy real-time processing that users are calling for today.
- Dual Cortex-A7, 650MHz
- Cortex-M4, 209Mhz
- 3D GPU
- Flash & Memory
- 16-bit DDR3L, up to 1GByte
- 8-bit eMMC Flash
- Quad-SPI NOR Flash
- Supports Micro SD
- 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
- support microphone input
- Parallel RGB LCD interface, the resolution up to WXGA (1366×768)
- MIPI DSI interface
- Support for resistive and capacitive touch panel
- HDMI Type A connector includes audio output
- 1x USB 2.0 OTG, support device, and host mode using Micro Type-AB connector
- 2x USB Host，Type-A connector
- 8Bit parallel camera interface
- 1 x red LED for system power
- 2 x blue LED for user
- 1 x KEY for system reset
- 1 x KEY for user
- support JTAG/SWD port
- support TTL debug port
- DC 5V, support USB or 3.81mm terminal block supply
- support using CR1225 as a backup battery
- PCB Size (W x L )
- 105.5mm x 70mm
- 80-pin board-to-board connector
- 30-pin 2.0mm Pin
- Support GPIO/I2C/SPI/CAN/TIM/UART/SDIO/ADC/USB/FMC
The PanGu Board comes with a rich array of features and abilities, all powered by the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1. The HDMI port and the Ethernet, along with LCD, USB OTG, USB Host, add a new dimension to SBC’s in general. The company reports that the board can work in a number of different scenarios and can be used in industrial and commercial environments. The PanGu Board can be utilized in consumer electronics, the Internet of Things, etc.
The extra features and capabilities of the PanGu Board show the ability of the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 processor to handle the processing of data from the multitude of features and ports, each needing its share of RAM, from the 512 MB’s that the PanGu Board carries.
The PanGu Board can run Linux in Debian Jesse and Yocto Linux, the processing is more reliable and overall faster and more stable, than previously seen with comparable SBCs. The development features are lighter, more robust and have the developer in mind with multilanguage capabilities. You’ll find documentation in the Wiki (Chinese only).
I2Som’s PanGu board is now available on Taobao for 499 RMB (~$72.50 US).
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