ASUS just announced the availability of the ASUS Tinker Board Single Board Computer (SBC). The ASUS Tinker Board features 4K video capability, 2 GB of onboard RAM, Gigabit Ethernet and a powerful quad-core ARM-based processor –the Rockchip RK3288. Check out its key features below!
The ASUS Tinker Board Key Features
Class Leading Performance
With its powerful and modern quad-core ARM-based processor — the Rockchip RK3288 — the Tinker Board offers significantly improved performance versus other popular SBC boards. To provide the flexibility needed for different builds and projects, the Tinker Board features 2 GB of LPDDR3 dual-channel memory.
The ASUS Tinker Board is also equipped with an SD 3.0 interface that offers significantly faster read and write speeds to expandable microSD cards used for the OS, applications and file storage.
Robust GPU Performance & Functionality
Powered by the ARM Mali-T764 GPU, Tinker Board allow for a wide range of uses, including high-quality media playback, gaming, computer vision, gesture recognition, image stabilization and processing, as well as computational photography and more. Multimedia enthusiasts will appreciate the fixed-function H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video.
HD Audio Quality
Further improving on key areas found lacking on many SBC boards, the ASUS Tinker Board is equipped with an HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/192kHz audio. Its integrated audio jack supports audio output and a microphone in, without an extension module.
Maker-Friendly, with IoT Connectivity
The ASUS Tinker Board features standard maker connectivity options, including a 40-pin GPIO interface that allow for interfacing with a range inputs from buttons, switches, sensors, LEDs, and much more. Tinker Board is equipped with one DSI MIPI connection for displays and touchscreens. The secondary CSI MIPI connection is for connection to compatible cameras allowing for computer vision, and much more.
The Tinker Board also features Gbit LAN for Internet and network connectivity. A dedicated bus resource designed for the LAN port ensures consistent Ethernet performance. The integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller on the Tinker Board is shielded with a metal cover to ensure minimal interference and improved radio performance. An integrated IPEX antenna header allows for easy antenna replacement or upgrades.
Tinker Board also features a full-size HDMI output. Additionally, it includes four USB 2.0 ports for extensive peripheral and accessory connectivity.
The ASUS Tinker Board Availability & Pricing
The ASUS Tinker Board is now available in Malaysia for just RM 285 or on Amazon.com for US$ 59.99. It comes with a 1 Year Warranty (1 to 1 swap)