(5V/2~2.5A power is required)
Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
Features & Functionality
Robust GPU Performance & Functionality
*HD & UHD video playback at 30 fps on Tinker Board is currently only available via the included media player. Third-party video players and applications may not offer hardware acceleration, which will result in limited or unstable playback performance. Please refer to the FAQs for more information.
HD Audio Quality
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.
Tinker Board also features Gbit LAN for Internet and network connectivity. A dedicated bus resource designed for the LAN port ensures consistent Ethernet performance. The integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller on the Tinker Board is shielded with a metal cover to ensure minimal interference and improved radio performance. An integrated IPEX antenna header allows for easy antenna replacement or upgrades.
Tinker Board also features a full-size HDMI output. Additionally, it includes four USB 2.0 ports for extensive peripheral and accessory connectivity.
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 color-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 color-coded pull tabs.
Tinker Board also includes a heatsink, which helps improve heat dissipation under heavy loading or in hot ambient environments.
TinkerOS ‧ Supported OS ‧ Applications
A Debian-based distribution ensures a smooth and functional experience, directly out of the box. Whether it’s browsing the web, watching videos, or writing scripts, TinkerOS is a great starting point for your next project or build.
Furthermore TinkerOS has been carefully designed to be extremely lightweight and responsive. Running on top of the base Debian 9 is a 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 help to enable hardware acceleration of the browser allowing for improved web rendering and video playback including HD resolutions in YouTube.
TinkerOS also includes a number of popular applications allowing for easy programming and development. These include IDLE / Python as well as Squeak / Scratch.
Beyond TinkerOS and its Debian Linux offering Tinker Board also support the Android Operating system. This allows for an entirely different usage scenarios ranging from media playback, gaming, and much more.
Tinker Board Performance
Stream and Memory Performance
SD Card Read/Write Speed
Tinker Board has a microSD slot for onboard expandable storage. It supports the SD 3.0 standard, so it can use higher capacity microSD cards that offer significantly faster read and write performance.
．Read speeds: up to 89% faster
．Write speeds: up to 40% faster
*Card spec: ADATA Premier UHS-I C10 64GBexFAT
/ Sample Rate
|Tinker Board||802.11 b/g/n with upgradable IPEX antenna||Play: 24bit/192KHz, Record: 24bit/96KHz||Audio output, Microphone input|
|Competitor SBC||802.11 b/g/n||16bit/48KHz||Audio output only|
Tinker Board features gigabit Ethernet, which offers significantly improved throughput versus competitor SBCs that are equipped with 10/100 Ethernet.
Tinker Board’s dedicated controller and non-shared bus design ensure superior packet delivery and reception. LAN performance remains the same on the Tinker Board during USB transfers versus LAN performance of competitor SBC’s which experience up to an 18% reduction in speed during USB transfer.
．LAN performance with USB transfer
Tinker Board offers superior read and write performance with external storage drives, allowing quicker read and write speeds. This improves workflow, copying, backups and overall file usage.
．Read speeds: up to 154% faster
．Write speeds: up to 6% faster
*Card spec: Kingston DataTraveler 64GB USB3.0
Wi-Fi Performance (Signal Loss)
|Location: OctoScope platform
Target AP: ASUS RT-AC66U (Broadcom)
|Standard: b/g/n mixed
*Tinker Board – OS: Linux 4.4.0+ armv7l l Image Version: V20170113 l Memory Type: 2GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: Mali™ T-764
*Competitor SBC – OS: Linux 4.4.11+ armv7l l Memory Type: 1GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: VideoCore IV