Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival with 2X memory, 4K video

Asus has announced Tinker Board, a Raspberry Pi like single board computer aimed at developers and hobbyists. It is exactly the same size as Raspberry Pi 3, but gets faster processor and more RAM. It also supports 4K video and 192kHz/24-but audio.

The Asus Tinker Board features quad-core Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor with ARM Mali-T764 GPU. It packs 2GB RAM, microSD card slot for storage.

Connectivity options include 4 x USB 2.0 ports, micro USB port,HDMI out port, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. There's also a 40-pin internal header for additional expansion options.

Asus says the Tinker Board supports Debian Linux and Kodi media center applications. It is priced at $60 and is now available in UK and Europe.

Asus Tinkerboard specifications
  • SoC – Rockchip 3288 quad core ARM Cortex A17 up to 1.8 GHz with Mali-T764 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 /3.0, and OpenCL 1.1
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3, dual channel
  • Storage – micro SD slot
  • Video output & Display I/F
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×2160@60p
  • 1x 15-pin MIPI DSI supporting HD resolution
  • Audio – 1x 3.5mm audio jack; Realtek HD codec with 192KHz/24-bit audio
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB port (for power)
  • Expansion Headers
  • 40-pin “somewhat Raspberry Pi compatible” header with up to 28x GPIOs, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 4x UART, 2x PWM, 1x PCM/I2S, 5V, 3.3V, and GND
  • 2-pin contact point with 1x PWM signal, 1x S/PDIF signal
  • Misc – Button, unpopulated fan header
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB port
  • Dimensions – 85.6 x 54 cm
The ASUS Tinker Board is available in the UK and Europe for £55 ($68 | Rs. 4,692).

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