Tinker Board

Tinker Board

ARM-based SBC with market-leading performance

Tinker Board is a Single Board Computer (SBC) in an ultra-small form factor that offers class-leading performance while leveraging outstanding mechanical compatibility. The Tinker Board offers makers, IoT enthusiasts, hobbyists, PC DIY enthusiasts and others a reliable and extremely capable platform for building and tinkering their ideas into reality.

Class-Leading Performance

With its powerful and modern quad-core ARM-based processor — the Rockchip RK3288 — Tinker Board offers significantly improved performance versus other popular SBC boards. Powered by an ARM-based Mali™-T764 GPU, Tinker Board's GPU and fixed-function processors 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.

* HD & UHD video playback at 30 fps on Tinker Board is currently only available via the included media player. Third-party video players and applications may not offer hardware acceleration, which will result in limited or unstable playback performance.

2GB LPDDR3

Dual-channel memory

QUAD-CORE

RK3288 Processor

Mali™-T764

ARM MP4 GPU

HD / UHD

Playback support

HD Audio Quality

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.

The audio jack also offers hassle-free plug-in detection so it automatically switches the audio output to an audio jack when the speaker or headset is connected.

24bit/192kHz

Audio support

Audio Jack

Integrated support

Maker-Friendly, with IoT Connectivity

Tinker Board features standard maker connectivity options, including a 40-pin GPIO interface that allow for interfacing with a range inputs. 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.

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.

40-pin GPIO

Support

MIPI DSI/CSI

Support

Gbit Lan

Support

Enhanced DIY Design

Careful consideration went into the design and development of the Tinker Board to ensure that it provides a superior user experience for first-time builders or for seasoned hobbyists. Builders will appreciate the color-coded GPIO header, which makes it easy to recognize respective pin headers.

The PCB dimensions and topology of the Tinker Board align with standard SBC boards, allowing support for a wide range of chassis and physical accessories. The PCB features silk-screening with a connection header and location callouts, for improved connection clarity. The onboard MIPI headers also feature color-coded pull tabs.

Tinker Board also includes a heatsink, which helps improve heat dissipation under heavy loading or in hot ambient environments.

* The SoC will start throttling when the Tj=70°C, additional thermal solution(e.g. larger heatsink or cooling fan) is suggested to ensure optimal system performance and stability.

Heatsink

Included

Color - Coded

GPIO

Benchmark

* Tinker Board - OS: Linux 4.4.0+ armv7l l Image Version: V20170113 l Memory Type: 2GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: Mali™ T-764

* Competitor SBC - OS: Linux 4.4.11+ armv7l l Memory Type: 1GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: VideoCore IV

Awards

* We strongly recommend that you regularly backup all data stored in the device. ASUS shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of programs or data stored in the Tinker Board series, and shall not be responsible for data recovery, backup, or any charges arising therefrom.

* In no event shall ASUS be liable for any defect, damage or data loss arising from product repair or replacement.

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