Template:H5SoftwareFeature-FriendlyCore

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FriendlyCore System
Cross-Compiler
  • gcc-linaro-6.3.1-2017.02-x86_64_aarch64-linux-gnu
  • it applies to 64-bit Armv8 Cortex-A, little-endian architechture. FriendlyElec uses it for its H5 based boards.
U-boot-2017.11
  • It can recognize a FriendlyElec's H5 based board and load its dtb file accordingly.
  • It optimizes memory settings.
  • It supports voltage regulation IC sy8106a and applies only to NanoPi K1 Plus/NanoPi NEO Core2.
  • It supports MAC generation from H5's CPU ID.
  • It supports system booting from either SD card or eMMC and can automatically load the kernel from the booting device.
Linux-4.14
  • It supports LED. You can access it via "/sys/class/leds".
  • It supports GPIO. You can access it via "/sys/class/gpio/".
  • It supports UART0/1/2/3. You can access it via "/dev/ttySX".


  • It supports PWM0. You can access it via "/sys/class/pwm/". The UART0 pin is multiplexed.
  • It supports I2S0. It works together with PCM5102A codec. The I2C1 pin is multiplexed.
  • It supports Watchdog. You can access it via "/dev/watchX".
  • It can read a CPU ID. You can access it via "/sys/bus/nvmem/devices/sunxi-sid0/nvmem".
  • It supports IR Receiver. You need to connect an IR receiver to the board.
  • It supports dynamic CPU voltage regulation.


  • It supports TF Card.
  • It supports 1000M Ethernet.
  • It supports H5's internal Codec and supports voice playing and recording.
  • It supports USB Camera(CAM202).
  • It supports popular USB WiFi Adapters.
  • It supports popular USB Ethernet Adapters.
  • It supports popular USB Serial Converters.
  • It supports popular USB Sound Cards.


File System
  • Based on UbuntuCore-16.04, it has original UbuntuCore features.
  • It has popular utilties:VIM/Nano/SSHserver and etc.
  • It has Qt-Embedded-4.8 and suitable for rapid product prototyping which needs a GUI.
  • It has a network management utility "NetworkManager" which can automatically detect and connect to a network. For more details refer to: NetworkManager
  • It has a commandline utility "npi-config" which can be used to set a user password, language, timezone, Hostname, SSH enable/disable, auto-login, hardware interface and etc. For more details refer to Npi-config
  • It expands the file system on the first system boot.
  • It supports file system auto-repair on system boot.
  • It supports 512MB's swap.
  • It supports WiringNP which functions like Arduino's API and can be used to access NanoPi boards' gpio/i2c/spi and etc. For more details refer to: WiringNP
  • It supports FriendlyElec's BakeBit which is a set of sensor modules including hardware components(such as NanoHat Hub extension board) and software (such as BakeBit). For more details refer to BakeBit .
  • It supports RPi.GPIO which can be used to access NanoPi boards' gpio with Python. For more details refer to RPi.GPIO.