Asus Unveils Tinker Board R2.0 Powered by Rockchip RK3288 – A Small yet Powerful SBC

Asus Unveils Tinker Board R2.0 Powered by Rockchip RK3288 – A Small yet Powerful SBC

Asus recently announced its second-generation Tinkerboard, the Tinker Board R2.0. Powered by a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 processor, this single-board computer (SBC) features a Gigabit Ethernet port, dual display ports, and additional camera support. With its credit card-sized form factor, it serves as a Raspberry Pi alternative, offering 2x the processing power.

The Tinker Board R2.0 was recently featured on OKODO. And in terms of specs, it’s very similar to the previously released Tinker Board S R2.0. The only difference is in the price.

The Rockchip RK3288 is built with a 1.6GHz Quad-core Cortex-A17 CPU with a 600MHz Arm Mali-T764 MP4 GPU. Additionally, the board has 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 3.5mm audio jack, a Wi-Fi & Bluetooth V4 module, an HDMI 2.0 Interface, a MIPI DSI video interface, and a 40-pin color-coded header compatible with Raspberry Pi.

The board supports 4K@30 Hz via the onboard HDMI port. The HDMI also supports audio, which makes this board suitable for media center applications. Speaking about audio, this board houses a Realtek ALC4030U hardware audio codec, which adds to the overall media experience.

The 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible, color-coded GPIO header provides access to GPIO pins, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 4x UART, 2x PWM pins, and more. The Tinker Board R 2.0 houses a Realtek RTL8211E-VB-CG Ethernet controller, which is responsible for GbE support. Additionally, This board is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, thanks to the Realtek RTL8723DS module.

Features of the Asus Tinker Board

  • Memory/Storage: Up to 4GB Dual-Channel LPDDR3 (on-board), 1x MicroSD card
  • Display/Audio: 1x HDMI, 1x MIPI DSI, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Camera: MIPI CSI-2
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) & BT 4.2 + EDR, 1x RJ45
  • I/O Interfaces: 40x GPIOs
  • USB: 4x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x Micro-USB
  • Power: 5V/3A DC (via Micro-USB)
  • OS: Debian 10, Android 11
  • Mechanical: 85 × 56 mm

You can buy the Tinker Board R2.0 with 2GB RAM for £99.30 from OKDO. For more information, check the Asus product page.

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