MangoPi MQ Quad is an Allwinner H616 quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 SBC following Raspberry Pi Zero W form factor, and the company’s earlier MangoPi MQ Pro RISC-V SBC featuring the Allwinner D1 processor.
The MangoPi MQ Quad also comes with 1GB RAM, a mini HDMI output, two USB Type-C ports, WiFI 4 and Bluetooth connectivity, a microSD card, as well a 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO header and an FPC connector with USB, Ethernet, and more GPIOs for expansion.
MangoPi MQ Quad specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner H616 quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz with Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with OpenGL 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0 API support
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3L
- Storage – MicroSD card slot, a footprint for SPI flash (on the bottom of the board)
- Video Output – Mini HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
- Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 4.2 via RTL8723DS; ceramic and u.FL antennas included
- USB – 2x USB Type-C ports (one OTG, one host)
- 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible, color-coded GPIO header
- 18-pin MISC FPC connector with USB, Ethernet, GPIOs
- Power Supply
- 5V via USB-C port
- 5V via GPIO header and pogo pins
- AXP313A PMIC
- Dimensions – 65x30mm
The “MangoPi MQ QuadCooling” model adds an aluminum case for cooling that still provides access to all ports, including the GPIO header. The company provides Tina Linux (OpenWrt), Ubuntu, and Android 10 images for the board, plus related SDKs, except for Ubuntu, as it is allegedly a tweaked image of the one for the Orange Pi Zero2 board. Some other documentation, mostly related to their H616 module (not used here), can also be found on the same page.
The Allwinner H616 board has been around for several years, and software support should be quite better than for the Allwinner D1 found in the MangoPi MQ Pro, plus you’d get access to the GPU and VPU inside the Arm processor. The MangoPi MQ Quad is sold for $26.70 on Aliexpress, while the MQ QuadCooling goes for $29.60 with the extra case/heatsink.
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