ASUS enters DIY IoT market with $55 Tinker Board

Apr 19 2017

Whether you want to build a super SFF HTPC or have a play, the $55 ASUS Tinker Board should provide a solid platform to build off of. It offers Gb Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11N Wi-Fi, and support for HWA H.264/H.265 decoding along with a good selection of I/O options. I'm really tempted to pick one up, but I may just wait until we see a version of OpenELEC/LibreELEC on the roadmap.

ASUS Launches Tinker Board in North America

-- Tinker Your Way into the Future with ASUS’ innovative Single-Board Computer --


Fremont, CA (April 19, 2017) -- ASUS, maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards, is excited to launch the ASUS Tinker Board in North America today. Imagine the freedom to make your ideas come alive, the ability to invent an IoT device for a connected home or just having fun creating an entertainment hub for the family or powering your DIY robot project at school. With Tinker Board, the possibilities to create personalized devices are endless. Tinker Board is a single-board computer (SBC), which makes it the ideal foundation for makers, hobbyists, educators, and electronic DIY enthusiasts to develop and build low-cost, great-performing computers.

 


Features & Functionality

ASUS Tinker Board offers class-leading performance, robust multimedia support, IoT connectivity, and enhanced DIY design and compatibility with a wide range of leading SBC chassis and accessories. The result is a near credit card sized computer that offers people the freedom to tinker and apply their ingenuity to create platforms for a wide variety of uses.

Key features of Tinker Board include:

  • CPU: 1.8GHz Rockchip® RK3288 SoC quad-core processor
  • GPU: Mali-T764 GPU
  • Video: HD/UHD video playback support – including H.264/H.265 decoding
  • Audio: 192kHz/24-bit audio support
  • Memory: 2GB of dual-channel LPDDR3
  • Storage: Micro SD(TF) slot features SD 3.0 support
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth° 4.0 + EDR and on-board 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Networking: 1Gb Ethernet
  • Ports: (4) USB2.0 ports, (1) HDMI 1.4 out port, (1) 3.5mm audio jack
  • I/O Ports: (1) 40-pin GPIO interface header, (1) 15-pin MIPI DSI, (1) 15-pin MIPI CSI, (1) 2-pin contact point for PWM and S/PDIF signals
  • Power: Suggested 5V/2A AC adaptor via the micro-USB port (power adaptor not included)
  • OS: ASUS TinkerOS (Debian-based Linux) & Android Support
  • Dimensions/Weight: 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm, 45g without included heatsink


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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Tinker Board is available now at Amazon and Micro Center with a suggested MSRP of $54.99. For additional information and support on this exciting new product, please visit our Tinker Board website at Tinker Your Way to the Future.

Further product information is available at ASUS EdgeUp, on YouTube or via a downloadable FAQ. Please contact your local ASUS representative with any additional questions or requests.

 


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ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Its comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

 

 

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