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Specifications

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  • CPU: Rockchip RK3288 - Quad core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 (32-bit)
  • GPU: 600MHz Mali-T764 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB dual channel LPDDR3
  • Storage: removable MicroSD slot ( supporting SD 3.0 )
  • Display Output: full size HDMI 1.4
  • Audio port: 3.5 mm audio jack ( supporting line out and microphone in )
  • Audio Playback: 192k/24bit sample rate
  • GPIO: 40-pin header with 28 GPIO pins
  • Ethernet: Gigabit LAN ( not shared with USB bus )
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, with IPEX antenna header ( I-PEX MHF4 )
  • USB: four USB 2.0 ports
  • video input: CSI-camera
  • video output: MIPI-DSI, compatible with the Raspberry Pi 7" display and others
  • Power input: Micro-USB
  • Operating Systems: Official TinkerOS Debian Linux derivative & Android 6.01

Also Ubuntu, Armbian, ChromeOS and other images available software

There is also a Reset header with hard/soft power on and volume up button actions.

Documentation

Schematics are available here: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Linux/Tinker_Board_2GB/Tinker_Board_Schematics.zip

2D drawings : http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Linux/Tinker_Board_2GB/Tinker_Board_2D_Drawing_20170503.zip

3D drawings: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Linux/Tinker_Board_2GB/Tinker_Board_3D_Drawing.zip

UART

Connecting a serial adapter to UART2 of the Asus Tinker-Board

The default serial console is UART2, 115200 baud, 8N1 (8bit, no parity, 1 stop bit), no software flow control (Xon/Xoff), no hardware flow control.

A "Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port (067b:2303)" USB adapter can be used.

The relevant kernel parameter is console=ttyS2,115200n8.

GPIO

GPIO

Tinkerboard-Specific 3rd-Party Hardware

Cases

Case with Pi Fan

To avoid overheating a case with active cooler is recommendable. Many Raspberry Pi cases fit.

Here is a link to a Tinker Board specific case:

HATs

Tinkerboard-Compatible 3rd-Party Hardware

LCDs

  • Raspberry PI 7" touchscreen LCD MIPI-DSI

HATs

  • PoE - Power Over Ethernet HAT [1]


AB Electronics series of HATs [2]

HDMI CEC

More info can be found on https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-258.html

Benchmarks

Tests so far have shown that the Tinker Board has roughly twice the processing power of the Raspberry Pi Model 3 when the Pi 3 runs in 32-bit mode.

(http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/01/05/asus-tinker-board-is-a-raspberry-pi-3-alternative-based-on-rockchip-rk3288-processor/)

CPU&GPU Temperature

A guide on how to check the CPU&GPU temperature can be found on https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-367.html

SD cards

Reported SD Card performance:

  • Sandisk Ultra microSDHC UHS-I 32Gb - 57Mb/s sustained read and write.

External Links

console log setup

  • for the Debian image before V2.0.4 and Android image before android_20171115_v13.12.0.43

please reference https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/wiki/images/2/20/How_to_Setup_console_log_on_Tinkerboard_1.0.3.pdf

  • for the Debian image after V2.0.5 and Android image after android_20180206_v13.13.0.74

please reference https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/wiki/images/e/ef/How_to_Setup_console_log_on_Tinkerboard_1.0.6.pdf