It’s the same size as the Raspberry Pi. ASUS’ long-awaited card computer, the turbocharged successor to the Tinker Board, has been revealed. It’s powerful, easy to configure, and even upgradeable.
The Raspberry Pi single-card PC has posed a significant challenge: ASUS has launched the Tinker Board 2S, a successor to the previous edition. The small token is legal tender: the card measures 85mm by 56mm and weighs 340 grams.
However, it came with a lot of information: a Rockchip RK3399 chipset with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, and an 800 MHz ARM Mali-T860 MP4 GPU.
The motherboard has 2 GB or 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (eMMC flash memory) that may be upgraded with a microSD card. The number of connectors is impressive: four USB ports, a full-size HDMI port, an RJ45 Gigabit LAN port, and an M.2-2230 slot for a Bluetooth / wifi card.
Wifi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are also included on the motherboard. There are also 22-pin MIPI DSI, 15-pin MIPI CSI-2, DC fan, and RTC battery connections available in addition to the 40-pin GPIO.
For data management and analysis and FOTA (firmware over-the-air) upgrades, ASUS has provided an essential setup tool and an IoT Cloud Console.
The 2GB version will set you back $120, while the 4GB version will set you back $135. Here is the documentation for a single-card computer.