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ASUS Tinker Board Single Board Computer (RK3288)

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ASUS Tinker Board Single Board Computer (RK3288)

Tinker your way to the future.

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The Tinker Board offers makers, IoT enthusiasts, hobbyists, PC DIY enthusiasts and others a reliable and extremely capable platform for building and tinkering their ideas into reality.

  • Perfect for hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts
  • Exceptional performance
  • A GPU you can rely on
  • Built with a Debian-based distribution

The ASUS Tinker Board is a Single Board Computer (SBC) in an ultra-small form factor that offers class-leading performance while leveraging outstanding mechanical compatibility.

Class-Leading Performance

With its powerful and modern quad-core ARM-based processor aEUR” the Rockchip RK3288 aEUR” Tinker Board offers significantly improved performance versus other popular SBC boards. To provide the flexibility needed for different builds and projects, Tinker Board features 2GB of LPDDR3 dual-channel memory. Tinker Board is also equipped with an SD 3.0 interface that offers significantly faster read and write speeds to expandable microSD cards used for the OS, applications and file storage.

Robust GPU Performance & Functionality

Featuring a powerful but energy-efficient design, Tinker Board supports next-generation graphics and GPU computing API’s. Powered by an ARM-based Mali T764 GPU, Tinker Board’s GPU and fixed-function processors allow for a wide range of uses, including high-quality media playback, gaming, computer vision, gesture recognition, image stabilization and processing, as well as computational photography and more.

HD Audio Quality

Further improving on key areas found lacking on many SBC boards, Tinker Board is equipped with an HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/192kHz audio. Its integrated audio jack supports audio output and a microphone in, without an extension module.

Maker-Friendly, with IoT Connectivity

Tinker Board features standard maker connectivity options, including a 40-pin GPIO interface that allow for interfacing with a range inputs from buttons, switches, sensors, LEDs, and much more. Tinker Board is equipped with one DSI MIPI connection for displays and touchscreens. The secondary CSI MIPI connection is for connection to compatible cameras allowing for computer vision, and much more.

Enhanced DIY Design

Careful consideration went into the design and development of the Tinker Board to ensure that it provides a superior user experience for first-time builders or for seasoned hobbyists. Builders will appreciate the colour-coded GPIO header, which makes it easy to recognize respective pin headers.

The PCB dimensions and topology of the Tinker Board align with standard SBC boards, allowing support for a wide range of chassis and physical accessories. The PCB features silk-screening with a connection header and location callouts, for improved connection clarity. The onboard MIPI headers also feature colour-coded pull tabs.

Say hello to TinkerOS

TinkerOS has been carefully designed to be extremely lightweight and responsive. Running on top of the base Debian 9 is the LXDE desktop environment. This GUI is optimized specifically for SBC boards. It also features plug & play NTFS support allowing for easy access to Windows based flash drives and external hard drives. The included web browser has also been carefully selected and optimized. It based on Chromium allowing for speed and stability along with a number of extensions. The ASUS team has helped to enable hardware acceleration of the browser allowing for improved web rendering and video playback including HD resolutions on YouTube.


  • H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video*
  • Supports up to 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Gbit LAN for Internet and network connectivity
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller shielded with a metal cover
  • Integrated IPEX antenna header allows for easy antenna replacement or upgrades
  • Full-size HDMI output.
  • 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • Heatsink for heat dissipation under heavy loading or in hot ambient environments
  • Includes IDLE / Python as well as Squeak / Scratch
  • Supports Android Operating System

* HD & UHD video playback at 30fps on Tinker Board is currently only available via the included media player. Third-party video players and applications may not offer hardware acceleration).

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