NanoHat-SPDIF is a SPDIF addon board for the Allwinner H3/H5 based NanoPi NEO / NEO2 series of embedded development boards from FriendlyArm that enables you to enjoy Hi-Res Digital Audio with Sampling Rates of up to 768kHz 24bits.

The NanoHat addon board, together with your NanoPi NEO/NEO2 SBC, brings Hi-Res Audio Streaming for your existing existing Amplifier and Speakers. With both Optical and RCA Interfaces available you will be able to connect to a digital S/PDIF receivers and enjoy your favourite audio tracks.


S/PDIF Optical and S/PDIF Coaxial RCA ( via insulation transformer) output. The board comes assembled and tested with all the components soldered. We have crafted a custom Linux distribution (by HWG) based on buildroot and Linux Kernel 4.14 that runs mpd, upmpd-cli and shairport-sync and enables you to stream hi-res music from all your devices (via AirPlay or DLNA to the nanopi equipped with the NanoHat-SPDIF. Supports NanoPi-NEO series (NanoPi NEO, NanoPi NEO Air, NanoPi NEO Core). NanoPi-NEO2 series (NanoPi NEO2, NanoPi NEO Plus2, NanoPi NEO Core2). Suitable for direct panel mount (add network audio streaming capabilities to your existing DAC/AMP


S/PDIF Optical – Toslink and S/PDIF Coaxial RCA (via isolation transformer) 0.5Vp-p .You can set the maximum frequency via alsamixer (default 384k.) You can select from 48k, 96k, 192k, 384k, 768k.


Custom Buildroot Firmware with shairport-sync (AirPlay) and upmpd-cli (DLNA) configured for media rendering / Open source , code and binary images available in GitHub.The S/PDIF output settings configurable via AlsaMixer (default 24 bits / 384kHz) . ChiKoiDac ROM Image with MPD. TKZ Volumio Rom Image


The NanoHat-SPDIF is Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware Project. If you are developing a HAT for the NanoPi NEO / NEO2 SBCs, you may be interested in our Eagle Library Footprint for the NanoPi NEO / NEO2. It will help you to design your custom HAT. You can download schematics and software from our GitHub Reposotory.

Example Usage:

Hi-Res Network Audio Streamer / Renderer ( Stream from all your devices on the local network via AirPlay or DLNA. Brings Audio Streaming capabilities for your existing DAC / AMP. Suitable for direct panel mount

NanoHat-SPDIF, assembled and tested ( Shipping $6 via Airmail will be applied during Checkout )

NanoHat-SPDIF is in EU/US Stock

(Select options below)

The complete set is option #3 which is shipped with NanoHat-SPDIF, NanoPI-NEO 256M, and a 32GB MicroSD card recorded with our custom image that will allow you to use the kit as a DLNA / AirPlay Hi-Res Digital Media Renderer ( Stream Music to the unit via your MAC, iPhone, iPad, Android or from your PC with Linux or MS Windows)