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VisionFive2 Risc-V development board

A new toy to explore

From lot of time now, I think more than 2 years, I reading stuffs regarding RISC-V CPU and instruction. Since I did lot of work on ARM devboard and create some package for my NAS for example I would like to test RISC-V too.

And I found this Vision Five 2 board card and I bought one ! The Vision Five 2 is a RISC-V development board created by StarFive

Overview of the hardware

The waveshare wiki page tell us :

  • Onboard RV64GC ISA Quad-core 64-bit SoC, operating frequency up to 1.5GHz
  • VisionFive 2 supports OpenCL 3.0, OpenGL ES 3.2, and Vulkan 1.2.
  • It is available in 4GB/8GB LPDDR4 RAM options and an optional wireless module.
  • It has multiple onboard interfaces, including M.2 / CSI / DSI / HDMI / eMMC / USB 3.0 / 40PIN GPIO / RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port / TF card slot, etc.
  • Supports 4K@60fps and H264/H265 multi-stream video decoding, 1080p@30fps and H265 multi-stream video encoding.
  • Onboard 40PIN GPIO header, VisionFive2 is compatible with Raspberry Pi series boards.
  • Provides wide software compatibility including support for Debian.

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