With international shares of Raspberry Pi not being so plentiful, Raspberry Pi options have gotten increasingly engaging to makers. StarFive’s VisionFive 2 RISC-V SBC that crowdfunded over the summer time is lastly out there to preorder in a number of configurations relying on what your networking wants are, with loads of Linux help.
The board (opens in new tab) is an improve from the VisionFive 1 (opens in new tab) . VisionFive2 is constructed round SiFive’s U74 quad-core 64bit RV64GC working at 1.5Ghz. It’s virtually the identical chip as within the VisionFive 1, however that was a dual-core model. There is a alternative of RAM – 2, 4 or 8GB of LPDDR4 – and an Creativeness Applied sciences (opens in new tab) GPU that helps OpenGL, OpenCL and Vulkan. The VisionFive 1 was mounted at 8GB of RAM, and didn’t have a GPU.
|VisionFive2||VisionFive||Raspberry Pi 4|
|SoC||StarFive JH7110 6-bit Soc with RV64GC Quad-Core @1.5 GHz||SiFive U74 RISC-V 1.5 GHz Twin-Core||Broadcom BCM2711 Quad-Core Arm Cortex A72 @ 1.8 GHz|
|RAM||LPDDR4 2/4/8GB||LPDDR4 8GB||LPDDR4 1/2/4/8GB|
|Storage||Micro SD||Micro SD||Micro SD|
|GPIO||40 pin||40 pin||40 pin|
|Connectivity||2 x Gigabit Ethernet||1 x Gigabit Ethernet||1 x Gigabit Ethernet|
|2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0||4 x USB 3.0||2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0|
|M.2 M Key|
|Energy||USB-C PD 5V as much as 30W||USB-C||USB-C|
|Dimensions||100 x 72mm||100 x 72mm||85 x 56mm|
Due to that video processor, VisionFive 2’s visible outputs are extra helpful than its predecessor, which was caught at 1080p. The VisionFive 2 can output 4K over its HDMI port, and might decode video on the similar decision in both H264 or H265. There is a MIPI show output too, which might do 2K at 30FPS. Storage comes by way of an eMMC socket, or a micro SD card.
There is not any built-in wi-fi networking on the VisionFive 2, however you may slot in a Wi-Fi / Bluetooth M.2 networking module. Ethernet followers can specify a board with both one or two ports, one gigabit, the opposite 10/100 – although a dual-gigabit model has additionally been promised. There is a pair of USB 3.0 ports for additional growth, plus some 2.0 sockets for a mouse and keyboard, and you may join cameras by way of MIPI CSI. The board measures 100 x 72mm (3.9in x 2.8in) and comes with a 5V USB-C energy adapter. A 40-pin GPIO header might be seen sprouting from the PCB too.
Linux help for RISC-V boards continues to increase. The unique VisionFive launched with simply Fedora help, however the VisionFive 2 has that and Debian at launch, with Ubuntu and openSUSE to return, in keeping with the Kickstarter.
The VisionFive 2 is offered for pre-order now, beginning at $65, from shops together with AmeriDroid and Allnet China. Supply is predicted in December this yr for some variants, and February 2023 for others.