NanoPi NEO Core

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Introduction

Overview
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  • The NanoPi NEO Core(abbreviated as "NEO Core") is an alternative NanoPi NEO that works like a CPU board with male pin-headers. It has the same form factor as the NanoPi NEO and same pin descriptions. The connectors and ports are populated to pin-headers on the NEO Core. The NanoPi NEO Core has ESD protection for its MicroUSB port and TF card slot. In addition the NEO Core can have an optional onboard eMMC flash which is preferred by industrial customers.
  • The NEO Core uses a popular Allwinner H3 SoC and has onboard 256M/512M DDR3 RAM. FriendlyElec offers models with three eMMC options: 8GB/16GB/32GB and one that doesn't have eMMC at all.
  • FriendlyElec migrated UbuntuCore with mainline kernel 4.x.y for it.
  • FriendlyElec develops a Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2 which has the same form factor as the RPi 3. When a NanoPi NEO Core is connected to this Mini Shield the whole assembled module can be well fit into a common RPi 3's case.

Hardware Spec

  • CPU: Allwinner H3, Quad-core Cortex-A7 Up to 1.2GHz
  • DDR3 RAM: 256MB/512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage: NC/8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC
  • MicroSD Slot x 1
  • MicroUSB: OTG and power input
  • GPIO: two 2.54mm spacing 12x2pin header,one 2.54mm spacing 10x2pin header
  • Connectivity: 10/100M Ethernet(6Pin, included in 2.54mm pitch pin header)
  • USB Host x3(included in 2.54mm pitch pin header)
  • Debug Serial Port(4Pin, included in 2.54mm pitch pin header )
  • Audio input/output Port(4Pin, included in 2.54mm pitch pin header )
  • GPIO:It includes UART, SPI, I2C, IO etc
  • PC Size: 40 x 40mm
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Temperature measuring range: -40℃ to 80℃
  • OS/Software: U-boot,Ubuntu-Core
  • Weight: xxg(WITHOUT Pin-headers)

Diagram, Layout and Dimension

Layout

NanoPi NEO Core Layout
pinout
  • GPIO1 Pin Description
Pin# Name Linux gpio Pin# Name Linux gpio
1 SYS_3.3V 2 VDD_5V
3 I2C0_SDA / GPIOA12 4 VDD_5V
5 I2C0_SCL / GPIOA11 6 GND
7 GPIOG11 203 8 UART1_TX / GPIOG6 198
9 GND 10 UART1_RX / GPIOG7 199
11 UART2_TX / GPIOA0 0 12 GPIOA6 6
13 UART2_RTS / GPIOA2 2 14 GND
15 UART2_CTS / GPIOA3 3 16 UART1_RTS / GPIOG8 200
17 SYS_3.3V 18 UART1_CTS / GPIOG9 201
19 SPI0_MOSI / GPIOC0 64 20 GND
21 SPI0_MISO / GPIOC1 65 22 UART2_RX / GPIOA1 1
23 SPI0_CLK / GPIOC2 66 24 SPI0_CS / GPIOC3 67
  • GPIO2 Pin Description
Pin# Name Linux gpio Pin# Name Linux gpio
1 VDD_5V 2 SPI1_MOSI / GPIOA15 15
3 USB-DP1 4 SPI1_MISO / GPIOA16 16
5 USB-DM1 6 SPI1_CLK / GPIOA14 14
7 USB-DP2 8 SPI1_CS / GPIOA13 13
9 USB-DM2 10 MICIN1P
11 GPIOL11/IR-RX 363 12 MICIN1N
13 SPDIF-OUT/GPIOA17 17 14 LINEOUTR
15 PCM0_SYNC/I2S0_LRCK/I2C1_SCL 16 LINEOUTL
17 PCM0_CLK/I2S0_BCK/I2C1_SDA 18 UART_RXD0 / GPIOA5 / PWM0 5
19 PCM0_DOUT/I2S0_SDOUT 20 UART_TXD0 / GPIOA4 4
21 PCM0_DIN/I2S0_SDIN 22 VDD_5V
23 GND 24 GND
  • GPIO3 Pin Description
Pin# Name Linux gpio Pin# Name Linux gpio
1 EPHY-LINK-LED 2 EPHY-SPD-LED
3 EPHY-TXP 4 EPHY-TXN
5 EPHY-RXP 6 EPHY-RXN
7 NC 8 NC
9 NC 10 NC
11 GND 12 GND
13 USB-DP3 14 GPIOA7 7
15 USB-DM3 16 I2C2_SCL / GPIOE12
17 5V 18 I2C2_SDA / GPIOE13
19 5V 20 SYS_3.3V
Note:
  1. SYS_3.3V: 3.3V power output
  2. VVDD_5V: 5V power input/output. When the external device’s power is greater than the MicroUSB's the external device is charging the board otherwise the board powers the external device. The input range is 4.7V ~ 5.6V
  3. All pins are 3.3V, output current is 5mA
  4. For more details refer to its schematic

Dimensional Diagram

NanoPi-NEO-Core-v1 0-1705-dimensions.png

For more details refer to the document: pcb in dxf format

Get Started

Essentials You Need

Before starting to use your NanoPi NEO Core get the following items ready

  • NanoPi NEO Core
  • microSD Card/TF Card: Class 10 or Above, minimum 8GB SDHC
  • microUSB power. A 5V/2A power is a must
  • A Host computer running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit system

TF Cards We Tested

To make your NanoPi NEO Core boot and run fast we highly recommend you use a Class10 8GB SDHC TF card or a better one. The following cards are what we used in all our test cases presented here:

  • SanDisk TF 8G Class10 Micro/SD TF card:

SanDisk MicroSD 8G

  • SanDisk TF128G MicroSDXC TF 128G Class10 48MB/S:

SanDisk MicroSD 128G

  • 川宇 8G C10 High Speed class10 micro SD card:

chuanyu MicroSD 8G

Install OS

Get Image Files

Visit this link download link to download image files and the flashing utility:

Image Files:
nanopi-neo-core_friendlycore-xenial_4.x.y_YYYYMMDD.img.zip FriendlyCore (base on UbuntuCore) Image File, kernel: Linux-4.x.y
nanopi-neo-core_eflasher_4.x.y_YYYYMMDD.img.zip eflasher Image File, kernel: Linux-4.x.y
nanopi-neo-core_ubuntu-oled_4.x.y_YYYYMMDD.img.zip Image File with Support for NanoHat OLED, kernel:Linux-4.x.y
nanopi-neo-core_ubuntu-tft_4.x.y_YYYYMMDD.img.zip Image File with Support for Matrix - 2'8 SPI Key TFT, kernel:Linux-4.x.y
Flash Utility:
win32diskimager.rar Windows utility for flashing Debian image. Under Linux users can use "dd"

Linux

Boot from TF
  • FriendlyCore / Debian / Ubuntu are all based on a same Linux distribution and their installation methods are the same.
  • Extract the Linux image and win32diskimager.rar files. Insert a TF card(at least 8G) into a Windows PC and run the win32diskimager utility as administrator. On the utility's main window select your TF card's drive, the wanted image file and click on "write" to start flashing the TF card.
  • Insert this card into your board's BOOT slot and power on (with a 5V/2A power source). If the PWR LED is on and the STAT LED is blinking this indicates your board has successfully booted.
Boot from eMMC
  • Extract the eflasher Image and win32diskimager.rar files. Insert a TF card(at least 4G) into a Windows PC and run the win32diskimager utility as administrator. On the utility's main window select your TF card's drive, the wanted image file and click on "write" to start flashing the TF card.
  • Insert this card into your board's BOOT slot and power on (with a 5V/2A power source). If the green LED is on and the blue LED is blinking this indicates your board has successfully booted.
  • Connect the board to an HDMI monitor or an LCD and a USB mouse, and select an OS to start installation.

eflasher
If no monitor is connected you can select an OS by running the following command:

$ su root
$ eflasher

The password for "root" is "fa".Type a number and enter to select an OS, then type "yes" and enter to start installation:
eflasher-console
After installation is done shutdown the system, take out the TF card, power on your board again and it will boot from eMMC.

Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2

Here is a setup where we connect a NanoPi NEO Core to a Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2. Here is an introduction to Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2 Mini Shield
: Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2

FriendlyCore的使用

介绍

FriendlyCore,是一个没有X-windows环境,基于Ubuntu core构建的系统,使用Qt-Embedded作为图形界面的轻量级系统,兼容Ubuntu系统软件源,非常适合于企业用户用作产品的基础OS。

本系统除了保留Ubuntu Core的特性以外,还包括以下特性:

  • 支持电容和电阻触摸屏 (型号:S700, X710, S70, HD702, S430, HD101, S70等友善推出的LCD屏)
  • 支持WiFi连接
  • 支持以太网连接
  • 支持蓝牙,已预装bluez等相关软件包
  • 支持音频播放
  • 支持Qt5.9 EGLES和OpenGL ES1.1/2.0 (限S5P4418/S5P6818平台)

运行FriendlyCore

  • 要在电视上进行操作,你需要连接USB鼠标和键盘。
  • 如果您需要进行内核开发,你最好选购一个串口配件,连接了串口,则可以通过串口终端对开发板进行操作。

以下是串口配件的接法,接上串口,即可调试。
接上串口后,你可以选择从串口模块的DC口或者从MicroUSB口 (如果有) 进行供电:
PSU-ONECOM-NEO-Core.jpg
也可以使用USB转串口模块调试,请注意需要使用5V/2A电源给开发板MicroUSB供电:
USB2UART-NEO-Core.jpg

  • FriendlyCore默认帐户:

普通用户:

   用户名: pi
   密码: pi

Root用户:

   用户名: root
   密码: fa

默认会以 pi 用户自动登录,你可以使用 sudo npi-config 命令取消自动登录。

  • 更新软件包:
$ sudo apt-get update

使用npi-config配置系统

npi-config是一个命令行下的系统配置工具,可以对系统进行一些初始化的配置,可配置的项目包括:用户密码、系统语言、时区、Hostname、SSH开关、自动登录选项等,在命令行执行以下命令即可进入:

$ sudo npi-config

npi-config的显示界面如下所示:
npi-config

开发Qt应用

请参考 How to build Qt application

开机自动运行Qt示例程序

使用npi-config工具进行开启:

sudo npi-config

进入Boot Options -> Autologin -> Qt/Embedded,选择Enable然后重启即可。

扩展TF卡文件系统

第一次启动FriendlyCore系统时,系统会自动扩展文件系统分区,请耐心等待,TF卡/eMMC的容量越大,需要等待的时间越长,进入系统后执行下列命令查看文件系统分区大小:

df -h

连接WiFi

无论是SD WiFi还是USB WiFi, 它们的连接方式都是一样的。正基科技的APXX系列芯片属于SD WiFi,另外系统默认也已经支持市面上众多常见的USB WiFi,已测试过的USB WiFi型号如下:

序号 型号
1 RTL8188CUS/8188EU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
2 RT2070 Wireless Adapter
3 RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
4 RTL8192CU Wireless Adapter
5 小米WiFi mt7601

目前使用 NetworkManager 工具来管理网络,其在命令行下对应的命令是 nmcli,要连接WiFi,相关的命令如下:

  • 查看网络设备列表
$ sudo nmcli dev

注意,如果列出的设备状态是 unmanaged 的,说明网络设备不受NetworkManager管理,你需要清空 /etc/network/interfaces下的网络设置,然后重启.

  • 开启WiFi
$ sudo nmcli r wifi on
  • 扫描附近的 WiFi 热点
$ sudo nmcli dev wifi
  • 连接到指定的 WiFi 热点
$ sudo nmcli dev wifi connect "SSID" password "PASSWORD" ifname wlan0

请将 SSID和 PASSWORD 替换成实际的 WiFi名称和密码。
连接成功后,下次开机,WiFi 也会自动连接。

更详细的NetworkManager使用指南可参考这篇文章: Use NetworkManager to configure network settings

如果你的USB WiFi无法正常工作, 大概率是因为文件系统里缺少了对应的USB WiFi固件。对于Debian系统, 可以在Debian-WiFi里找到并安装USB WiFi芯片的固件。而对于Ubuntu系统, 则可以通过下列命令安装所有的USB WiFi固件:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-firmware

一般情况下, 各种WiFi芯片的固件都存放在/lib/firmware目录下。


连接以太网

默认插上网线开机,会自动连接并通过DHCP获取IP地址,如需要配置静态IP地址,请参考 NetworkManager 的相关文档: Use NetworkManager to configure network settings

选择系统默认音频设备

如果当前系统存在多个音频设备, 例如HDMI-Audio、3.5mm耳机座、I2S-Codec时, 可以通过下列操作设置系统默认使用的音频设备。

  •  启动板子后,执行以下步骤安装alsa包:
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install libasound2
$ apt-get install alsa-base
$ apt-get install alsa-utils
  • 安装好需要的库后,查看系统当前所有的声卡设备的序列号。这里假设aplay的输出如下, 并不是真实情况, 请根据实际情况进行相对应的修改:
$ aplay -l
card 0: HDMI
card 1: 3.5mm codec
card 2: I2S codec

上面的信息表示card 0代表HDMI-Audio,card 1代表3.5mm耳机座, card 2代表I2S-Codec,修改配置文件/etc/asound.conf如下表示选择HDMI-Audio:

pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
    device 0
}
 
ctl.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
}

如果将card 0修改为card 1, 则表示选择3.5mm耳机座, 以此类推。
拷贝一首 .wav 格式的音乐到开发板上,播放音乐:

$ aplay /root/Music/test.wav

可以听见从系统默认的音频设备里输出音频。


连接USB摄像头模块(FA-CAM202)

FA-CAM202是一款200万像素的USB摄像头模块, 连接测试USB摄像头的方法请参考 <连接DVP摄像头模块(CAM500B)> 章节。
请自行修改start.sh, 确保使用正确的/dev/videoX节点, 下列命令可以用来确定FA-CAM202摄像头的video节点:

$ apt-get install v4l-utils
$ v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video1 -D
Driver Info (not using libv4l2):
        Driver name   : uvcvideo
        Card type     : HC 3358+2100: HC 3358+2100
        Bus info      : usb-1c1b000.usb-1
	...

命令行查看CPU工作温度

在串口终端执行如下命令,可以快速地获取CPU的当前温度和运行频率等信息:

$ cpu_freq
CPU0 online=1 temp=26581 governor=ondemand cur_freq=480000
CPU1 online=1 temp=26581 governor=ondemand cur_freq=480000
CPU2 online=1 temp=26581 governor=ondemand cur_freq=480000
CPU3 online=1 temp=26581 governor=ondemand cur_freq=480000

上述信息表示当前有4个CPU核心在线, 温度均约为26.5摄氏度, 运行的策略均为根据需求来决定运行频率, 当前的运行频率均为480MHz。

通过Rpi-Monitor查看系统状态

系统里已经集成了Rpi-Monitor,该服务允许用户在通过浏览器查看开发板系统状态。
假设开发板的IP地址为192.168.1.230,在PC的浏览器中输入下述地址:

192.168.1.230:8888

可以进入如下页面:
rpi-monitor
用户可以非常方便地查看到系统负载、CPU的频率和温度、可用内存、SD卡容量等信息。

测试看门狗

使用下列命令可以测试看门狗功能:

$ cd /root/demo/watchdog/
$ gcc watchdog_demo.c -o watchdog_demo
$ ./watchdog_demo /dev/watchdog0 10
Set timeout: 10 seconds
Get timeout: 10 seconds
System will reboot in 10 second

系统将在10秒之后重启。

测试红外接收

注意: 以下内容仅适用于带有红外接收的板子(如NanoPi M1 / NanoPi M1 Plus / NanoPi K1 Plus等), 其他板子(如NanoPi NEO / NanoPi NEO Air / NanoPi NEO2等)则需要自行在GPIOL11引脚处接上红外接收器。
红外接收功能默认是关闭的, 可以通过npi-config使能:

$ npi-config
    6 Advanced Options     Configure advanced settings
        A8 IR              Enable/Disable IR
            ir Enable/Disable ir[enabled]

重启系统, 然后使用下列命令测试红外接收:

$ apt-get install ir-keytable
$ echo "+rc-5 +nec +rc-6 +jvc +sony +rc-5-sz +sanyo +sharp +mce_kbd +xmp" > /sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols   # 使能紅外协议
$ ir-keytable -t
Testing events. Please, press CTRL-C to abort.

ir-keytable -t用于检查是否有接收到红外信号, 使用任意遥控器发送按键信息给红外接收器, 可以看到类似下列信息:

1522404275.767215: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0xe0e43
1522404275.767215: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1522404278.911267: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0xe0e42
1522404278.911267: event type EV_SYN(0x00).

通过WiringNP测试GPIO

wiringPi库最早是由Gordon Henderson所编写并维护的一个用C语言写成的类库,除了GPIO库,还包括了I2C库、SPI库、UART库和软件PWM库等,由于wiringPi的API函数和arduino非常相似,这也使得它广受欢迎。 wiringPi库除了提供wiringPi类库及其头文件外,还提供了一个命令行工具gpio:可以用来设置和读写GPIO管脚,以方便在Shell脚本中控制GPIO管脚。
我们在FriendlyCore系统中支持了这个工具以便客户测试GPIO管脚。详细信息请参看 WiringNP

运行Qt示例程序

执行以下命令:

$ sudo /opt/QtE-Demo/run.sh

运行结果如下,这是一个开源的QtDemo:
K2-QtE

Make Your Own FriendlyCore

Use Mainline BSP

The NanoPi NEO Core has gotten support for kernel Linux-4.x.y with Ubuntu Core 16.04. For more details about how to use mainline u-boot and Linux-4.x.y refer to :Mainline U-boot & Linux

Connect External Modules to NEO Core

Connect Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2 to NEO Core

Connect Python Programmable NanoHat OLED to NEO Core

The NanoHat OLED module is a small and cute monochrome OLED module with low power consumption. It has three user buttons. We provide its driver's source code and a user friendly shell interface on which you can check system information and status.A customized aluminum case is made for it. You cannot miss this lovely utility! Here is a hardware setup:NanoHat OLED
NanoHat OLED_nanopi_NEO_Core

Connect Python Programmable NanoHat Motor to NEO Core

The NanoHat Motor module can drive four 5V PWM steering motors and four 12V DC motors or four 5V PWM steering motors and two 12V four-wire step motors.Here is a hardware setup: NanoHat Motor
NanoHat Motor_nanopi_NEO_Core

Connect NanoHat PCM5102A to NEO Core

The NanoHat PCM5102A module uses TI's DAC audio chip PCM5102A, a convenient and easy-to-use audio module for hobbyists. Here is a hardware setup:NanoHat PCM5102A
Matrix - NanoHat PCM5102A_nanopi_NEO_Core

Connect Arduino Compatible UNO Dock to NEO Core

The UNO Dock module is an Arduino board compatible with Arduino UNO and works with Arduino programs.You can use Arduino IDE to run all Arduino programs on the Dock.It also exposes the NanoPi NEO Core's pins.It converts 12V power input to 5V/2A output.You can search for various code samples from Ubuntu's ecosystem and run on the Dock. These features make it a powerful platform for IOT projects and cloud related applications. Here is a hardware setup:UNO Dock for NanoPi NEO v1.0
Matrix-UNO_Dock_NEO_Core

Connect Power Dock to NEO Core

The Power Dock for NanoPi NEO Core is a high efficiency power conversion module. It provides stable and reliable power source. Here is a hardware setup:Power Dock for NanoPi NEO
Power Dock for NanoPi NEO_nanopi_NEO_Core

Connect NanoHat Proto to NEO Core

The NanoHat Proto is an expansion board which exposes NEO Core's various pins.It has an onboard EEPROM for data storage.Here is a hardware setup:NanoHat Proto
Matrix - NanoHat Proto_nanopi_NEO_Core

Connect Matrix - 2'8 SPI Key TFT to NanoPi NEO Core

The Matrix-2'8_SPI_Key_TFT module is a 2.8" TFT LCD with resistive touch. It uses the ST7789S IC and XPT2046 resistive touch IC. It has SPI interface and three configurable user keys.Here is its wiki page Matrix - 2'8 SPI Key TFT
File:Matrix-2'8_SPI_Key_TFT-1706

3D Printing Files

Resources

Datasheet & Schematics

Update Log

Dec-1-2017

  • Released English version