Class Leading Performance
Using a powerful and modern quad-core ARM-based processor, the Rockchip RK3288, the Tinker Board offers significantly improved performance versus other popular SBC boards. Realizing the growing demands of different builds and projects, the 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, the Tinker Board supports next-generation graphics and GPU Compute API's. Powered by an ARM-based Mali™-T764 GPU, the 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. Multimedia enthusiasts will appreciate the fixed-function H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video*.
*HD & UHD video playback at 30 fps is currently only possible via the Rockchip video player, which is limited to support under TinkerOS. Currently, third-party video players and applications may not offer hardware acceleration and may likewise offer limited playback performance and/or stability. Please refer to the FAQs for more information.
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 192kHz/24-bit audio. The audio jack can support both audio output and a microphone in, without an extension module.
Maker-Friendly, with IoT Connectivity
Tinker Board features standard maker and hobbyist connectivity options, including a 40-pin GPIO interface. Additionally, it also equipped with two HD MIPI connections, allowing for HD displays and HD cameras. The Tinker Board also features Gbit LAN connectivity, offering superior throughput, perfect for network centric and LAN storage applications. Moreover, the LAN port on the Tinker Board receives dedicated bus resource, ensuring consistent Ethernet performance throughout. The integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller are shielded with metal cover, ensuring minimal interference and improved radio performance. There is also IPEX antenna header for upgrades.
Rounding out its connection options, Tinker Board also features a full-size HDMI output for connection to TVs, monitors and other HDMI-enabled displays, as well as 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 provide a superior end user experience for first-time builders or experienced hobbyists. Makers will appreciate the improved visibility and clarity of the color-coded GPIO header that allows for quick and easy recognition of respective pin headers.
The PCB dimensions and topology of the Tinker Board are also in line with the standard SBC boards, allowing support for a wide range of chassis and physical accessories. The PCB also features silk-screening with connection header and location callouts, for improved connection clarity. Onboard MIPI headers also feature contrasting colored pull tabs. Finally, the Tinker Board also includes a heatsink, which helps improve heat dissipation under heavy loading or in hot ambient environments.
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.