A performance to envy
Asus producers have planned the strategy of both production and promotion of their new solution - single board Tinker Board computer. From the beginning it was supposed to be a worthy competitor of the popular Raspberry, which not only has a huge fame, but also a large group of loyal users. Tinker Board is distinguished by identical distribution of all outputs, such as custom LVDS connectors, which are designed to connect the screen, as well as camera connectors. As a result, the microcomputer from Asus can use various peripheral devices that are dedicated for Malinka. A big advantage is also the same location and signal distribution of the 40-pin GPIO connector. All this makes the board works very well with HAT and extension modules. What distinguishes it from the famous Raspberry, however, is its higher efficiency. There is a motherboard from popular PCs as well as a 2GB dual channel LPDDR3. Moreover, the board is supported by a powerful SoC and, obviously, a reliable quad-core processor with ARM Cortex-A17 - RockChip RK3288, which is clocked at 1.8 GHz. The high quality of the image is due to the Mali-T764 GPU with a 600 MHz clock. Please note that this is 50% more than in the case of the high Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
So it can be concluded that Rasbperry Pi has a decent competitor, who seems to have already caught the attention of his fans. Particularly experienced electronics and robotics focus on the performance of the board, as the work of the advanced systems in which they specialize depends on it.
Extending the system on your terms
If you already design and develop device control systems and intelligent robots that respond to extremely difficult commands, you know that one of the biggest advantages of the board is its extendibility. When it comes to ASUS Tinker Board, it has more processing power than other competing microcomputers, but also the speed of its output interfaces. It has an Ethernet port, like the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, operating at 1000 Mbps. The audio output in turn supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz.
ASUS Tinker Board is equipped with a processor based on the ARM architecture. This makes it compatible with most operating systems, including Linux. Standard distributions such as Debian and Ubunt complement Armbiana, DietPi, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, LibreELEC, Volumio and Linux that were created using the Yocto tool. For some, the ASUS Tinker Board will convince itself with Android 6.0.1 or 7.1.2 compatibility.
The potential of the ASUS Tinker Board is enormous, especially since the board has many advantages that distinguish it from its competitors, and even make it better than the iconic Raspberry. Check out its capabilities with our range of boards, modules and accessories.