ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD

2017-Sep-24 | Tags: COMbenchmarkcompatibilitydebianraspberrypiversus

Linux on ARMEarlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.

The ASUS Tinker Board offers HDMI video output, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF, MIPI CSI and DSI interfaces, 40-pin GPIO header, 802.11b/g/n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0, HD audio, i-PEX antenna header, and relies upon micro-USB for power.

The PCB size and GPIO pinout are compatible with the Raspberry Pi and later, so at least many Raspberry Pi accessories and cases can be used with the Tinker Board.

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