Banana Pi Router - BPi R1

Product Code: BRD-BPI-ROUTER
Availability: Pre-Order

What is Banana Pi Router (BPi-R1)

Today, your router is running 7x24 for only one thing. What if it can do more? What if it can behave as a computer? BPi-R1 is the answer. It makes the router smarter. It is a new generation router that can simply replaces your current legacy one, and all of sudden, you can do much more with the router. You can develop, install Apps, play media, adding storage to the router, just like you do on any other computers, and you can catch and analyze traffic. This totally changes the way router works by turning a router to a computer.

The BPI- R1 is a 300Mbps Wireless N Router with both wired and wireless network connections designed specifically for smart home networking use. With 2T2R MIMO Technology and two detachable antennas, the R1 is the dual core Android 4.2 product which more better than Linux product. It can run with Android 4.2.2 smoothly and with Gigabit ethernet port, SATA Socket, it can easily run with the game and support 1080P high definition video output.



Hardware specification


A20 ARM Cortex™-A7 Dual-Core


ARM Mali400MP2Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1

Memory (SDRAM)

1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU) 

Onboard Storage

Micro SD (Max. 64GB) card slot UP to 2T on 2.5 SATA disk

Onboard Network

10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45, WLAN @802.11b/g/n

Video Input

A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module

Video Outputs


Audio Output

Audio Input

3.5 mm Jack and HDMI


Power Source

5 volt via Micro USB(DC In Only) 

USB 2.0 Ports

USB Host and Micro USB (OTG) USB Host


Reset button: Next to Power button 

Power button: Next to Battery connector

GPIO(2X13) pin

GPIO,UART,I2C bus ,SPI bus with two chip selects,

CAN bus,ADC,PWM,+3.3v,+5v,ground.


Power Key & RJ45




Android 4.2, Linux

Interface definition

Produxt size 

148 mm × 100mm  







Files Download

 DXF files for BPi-R1


Hardware connect sketch map



GPIO define

We can check R1 PIN definition in this thread, including CON1, CON2, CON3, J12 and J13.
J13 contains the default serial port UART0 (UART0-RX,UART0-TX). UATR0 is configured to be used for console input/output. Whilst this is useful if you want to login using the serial port. So it is the most 

common used PIN.
J12 also contains serial port.
CON3 contains CAN bus, SPI bus, PWM, serial port and etc. It can be configured to be used for kinds of peripherals.
CON1 is a CSI camera connector.
CON2 is DSI display connector.

Pictures and tables below show the specific layout and definition of PIN.




R1 UART define


BPi-R1 Quick Start Guide

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