LeMaker Guitar Expansion Base Board Preview

Updated November 5, 2015 – click here to read my full LeMake Guitar Review

Updated June 25, 2015 – Banana Camera and 7″ LVDS LCD will work with the Base Board.

LeMaker has added information to their wiki on the base board for the LeMaker Guitar along with images of the LeMaker Guitar.

BaseBoard Specifications

  • SODIMM 204 pin connector for Guitar module
  • 40 pin GPIO expansion connector
  • LVDS/MIPI connector for LCD
  • Parallel/MIPI connector for camera
  • HDMI type A connector
  • microSD card socket
  • two USB2.0 host connector
  • one USB3.0 host/device micro usb connector
  • 10/100Mbit Ethernet
  • on-board AP6181 WiFi module
  • debug UART connector
  • EEPROM
  • power button
  • red power LED
  • green user LED
  • backup battery
  • backup battery connector
  • standard 5.5mm/2.1mm DC power input for 5-12V 2A
  • 38Khz IR receiver
  • microphone
  • 3.5mm TRRS audio /video output
  • 2W amplified audio output connector
  • 88mm x 88mm pcb dimention

Here is their block diagram (from LeMaker wiki)

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Here is a top down photo of the BaseBoard:

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I like the board layout – nice and clean.

LeMaker confirmed that the camera connector is compatible with the current Banana Pi/Pro camera.

LeMaker also confirmed that the LCD connector will be compatible with existing Banana LVDS displays such as their 7″ module, but not with parallel RGB panels. The Guitar SOM is compatible with parallel LCD modules on custom base boards.

I appreciate the full size HDMI connector.

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On the bottom of the board, we find the WiFi module, WiFi antenna connector, RTC battery socket, audio amp (a nice touch), and DC-DC power supply.

In case you missed it, here is a shot of the LeMaker Guitar module that fits the baseboard:

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Links

For more information on the LeMaker Guitar module, see our LeMaker Guitar Preview, and also visit the LeMaker WiKi

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