In the world of single-board computers (SBCs), the OrangePi series has gained a strong reputation for offering affordable and feature-packed options. The OrangePi 5 Plus stands out as a remarkable device, providing a remarkable blend of power, versatility, and expandability. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a hobbyist, or a professional developer, the OrangePi 5 Plus opens up a world of possibilities. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key features and benefits of this impressive SBC and discuss how it can elevate your projects to new heights.
OrangePi 5 Plus features:
- Enhanced Performance: At the heart of the OrangePi 5 Plus lies a powerful Rockchip RK3588 8-core 64-bit processor, quad-core A76+quad-core A55, with 8nm process design, up to 2.4GHz main frequency, integrated ARM Mali-G610, built-in 3D GPU, compatible with OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.2 and Vulkan 1.2; embedded NPU supports INT4/INT8/INT16/FP16 mixed computing, with up to 6Tops of computing power, which can delivers excellent performance for a wide range of applications, from media streaming and gaming to AI and machine learning projects. With up to 4GB/8GB/16GB LPDDR4/4x memory and eMMC socket, which can be connected with 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB eMMC module. This SBC can handle multitasking with ease, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy workloads.
- Connectivity Options: The OrangePi 5 Plus offers a variety of connectivity options to suit different needs. It comes equipped with 2 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet and an M.2 E-Key slot that supports Wi-Fi6/BT modules. The onboard M.2 M-Key slot provides support for NVMe SSDs, allowing for high-speed storage and data access. Additionally, Orange Pi 5 Plus has two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and two Type-C (one of which is a power connector), as well as two HDMI output ports, one HDMI input port for connecting to external displays.
- Versatile Operating System Support: One of the key advantages of the OrangePi 5 Plus is its compatibility with various operating systems. It officially supports Orange Pi OS, the official operating system developed by Orange Pi, as well as Android 12, Debian 11, Ubuntu 22.04 and other operating systems giving users the freedom to choose the OS that best suits their requirements. Whether you’re developing IoT applications, building a media center, or experimenting with different software frameworks, the Orange Pi 5 Plus provides a flexible platform to accommodate your needs.
- Expandability and GPIO: The OrangePi 5 Plus features an impressive array of expansion options. It includes a 40-pin GPIO header, allowing for the connection of additional sensors, modules, or other peripherals. This level of expandability makes the board suitable for a wide range of projects, from home automation systems to robotics and beyond. The inclusion of PCIe 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces further enhances the board’s expandability, enabling the integration of high-bandwidth devices like GPUs or network cards.
- Rich Multimedia Capabilities: Thanks to its powerful GPU 8-core CPU + 8nm process + 8K video decoding for a smoother, more stable gaming experience and delivers impressive multimedia capabilities. It supports 8K video playback as well, making it an ideal choice for media center applications. Whether you’re streaming online content or enjoying local media files, the board ensures a smooth and immersive viewing experience. The presence of an audio jack and HDMI output allows for easy audio and video connectivity, making it simple to integrate the SBC into existing home theater setups.
OrangePi 5 Plus Hardware Parameters
|Rockchip RK3588 (8nm LP process)
|• 8-core 64-bit processor
• 4 x Cortex-A76(2.4GHz), 4 x Cortex-A55(1.8GHz) and separate NEON co-processors
|• Arm Mali-G610
• Built-in 3D GPU
• Compatible with OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.2 and Vulkan 1.2
Embedded NPU supports INT4/INT8/INT16/FP16 mixed operation, with up to 6Tops computing power
• QSPI Nor FLASH: 16MB/32MB
• MicroSD card slot: up to 128GB
• eMMC socket: 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB eMMC module can be attached
• M.2 2280 slot for NVMe SSDs (PCIe 3.0 x4) up to 2,000 MB/s
|USB3.0 × 2
USB2.0 × 2
|• 2x HDMI 2.1 out up to 8k@60FPS
• 1x Type-C with DP TX 1.4A，up to 8K@30FPS
• 1x HDMI in with up to 4K@60FPS
• 1 x MIPI DSI TX 4 Lane，up to 4K @60Hz
|• 1x 6Pin FPC socket
|• 1XMIPI CSI 4 Lane
• 1xAudio 3.5mm jack with mic
• 1xMIC In
• 1xHDMI 2.1 eARC
|2xPCIe 2.5G LAN（RTL8125BG)
|40Pin dual row pins with the following multiplexing functions: UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, I2S, PDM, AUDDSM, SDIO, PWM, GPIO
|PCIe M.2 M-KEY Socket
|M.2 connector M key (bottom) for NVMe with PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes 2280 SSD
|PCIe M.2 E-KEY Socket
|M.2 connector E key (top) for connectivity with PCIe 2.0 x1/PCM/UART/USB2.0,2230 Wi-Fi6 /BT supported
|Support Type-C power supply, 5V@4A
|1x IR receiver tube
|RGB LED side light
|2Pin: RTC backup battery
|3Pin debug serial port (UART)
|Orangepi OS（Droid）、Orangepi OS（Arch）、Ubuntu22.04、Debian11、Android12
|100mm * 75mm
OrangePi 5 Plus product view:
The OrangePi 5 Plus exemplifies the Orange Pi series commitment to providing affordable and feature-rich single-board computers. Its combination of robust performance, expandability, versatile operating system support, and multimedia capabilities makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of projects. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a DIY hobbyist, or a professional developer, the Orange Pi 5 Plus has the potential to empower your creativity and take your projects to new heights. So, grab an Orange Pi 5 Plus and unlock the world of possibilities that await you!