RK3288 TinkerOS SoC Single Board PC By ASUS

 RK3288 TinkerOS SoC Single Board PC By ASUS

  With a today topic, we want to present you a new Single Board Computer, fulfilling the SoC community.

  The ASUS Tinker Board: TinkerOS based SBC- Single Board Computer – SoC.

  Typical Applications: IoT, SoC, DIY, Hobby, Smart House, PCB Design.

Design Overview:

  The DIY Positioned Tinker Board SoC is a special design single board PC, pointed to hobbyists and designed from professionals to Professionals, IoT Developers and Smart Home Enthusiasts.

  It includes a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Rock Chip RK3288 SoC, 2GB DDR3 type RAM Memory, non-shared Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi with upgradable IPEX antenna support and a large amount of color coded GPI/O connectivity.

  Accelerated HD and UHD Playback – requires use of media player in TinkerOS, 

  The Tinker’s Board Developing process is starting with a mind the PCB’s topology meets industry standard and dimensions, allowing compatibility with many accessories & chassis.

PIC. 1  ASUS Tinker Board SoC 

ASUS SBC Tinker board RK3288 SoC – Main Benefits:

  • CPU: ARM RK3288 SoC Quad-Core Main Processor, CPU Clock up to 1800 MHz
  • GPU: 600MHz Mali-T764,
  • RAM: 2GBDDR3 Dual Channel, 
  • Video:
    • HW Accelerated Full HD & UHD – 4K video playback support,
  • Audio:
    • Realtek High-Definition Audio: 192kbit /24-bit Audio support
    • 3.5mm Jack, 
  • MicroSD Card Slot,
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with upgradable IPEX antenna support,
    • Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR,
  • GPIO: Color Coded General Purpose I/O Connectivity, 

Powerful Quad-Core ARM CPU:

  This High-Performance System on Computer uses powerful Rock chip RK3288 Quad Core 1.8GHz ARM SoC with 2GB High-Speed DDR3 Dual Channel Random Access Memory and Graphics Processor Unit: 600 MHz Mali – T764 GPU 

x10 Network Performance:

  The Single Board Computer is offering improved, Non-shared 1GB Network Performance, 10x times quicker than the competitor’s 10/100MB standard Ethernet solutions. 

Wireless Connectivity:

  Wi-Fi Shielded Wi-Fi with IPEX upgradable antenna support. The system also has built-in Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR.

Wired Connectivity:

  • USB2.0 Slots,
  • HDMI Output,
  • Color Coded GPIOs,
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack,


  MicroSD Card Slot for  System Flash Mass Storage. 


  The SoC Tinker board supports High-Definition Audio 192kbps / 24-bit.


  Accelerated HD, Full HD and UHD – 4K video playback.

Wider Compatible of SBC PCB’s Topology:

  The System has been developed with a mind of compatibility with many SBC chassis and accessories.

ASUS Tinker board SoC – General Technical Parameters:

  • Main CPU: Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288 processor at 1800MHz
  • Memory: 
    • Type: DDR3,
    • Size: 2GB,
    • Peculiarity: Dual Channel, 
  • Graphics Processor Unit:
    • ARM Mali-T764 GPU,
  • MIPI DSI: Advanced Display Connectivity flat cable Slot: MIPI Display Serial Interface, 
  • Wireless Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi Data Network 802.11 b/g/n,
      • Peculiarity: Shielded with upgradable antenna,
    • Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR,
  • Wired Connectivity:
    • USB Slots: 4 x USB 2.0,
    • 2×20 – 40Pin, Dual Line, 100 mil grid GPI/O Header,
    • HDMI output, 
    • S/PDIF – 2pin, 100 mil grid – Digital Audio Output, 
    • 3.5mm Audio jack: Configurable as Line-in, Microphone-in or Line-Out,
  • Audio RTL ALC4040 CODEC,
  • Storage: MicroSD Card Slot,
  • Standard RJ45 LAN with Chipset Realtek, 1000MB LAN,
  • Operational System: TinkerOS – a Linux distribution, based on Debian for the Asus Tinker Board,
  • Accessories:
    • Passive aluminum heatsink,
    • User manual.

PIC. 2  OnBoard 2.4 GHz Wi0Fi 802.11n and BT 4.0

PIC. 3  2GB DDR3 and MicroSD Slot On PCB Bottom Side

PIC. 4  CPU, GPU, Headers, and Connectors on PCB Top Side

Don’t Stop To Reinvent Yourself, Dear Hardware Hobby Enthusiasts!