ASUS’ all-new Tinker Board 2 series, Arm-based, embedded single-board computers (SBCs) pack high performance into a package that’s barely bigger than a credit card — making them the ideal platform for makers, IoT enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Powered by Arm 6-core system on a chip (SoC), with the new 64-bit Armv8 architecture — the Rockchip RK3399 — Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S offer significantly improved performance compared to other popular SBC boards.
The new Tinker Board 2 series also features Arm big.LITTLE technology, which is a heterogeneous processing architecture that pairs two very different processors together in a single SoC. The big.LITTLE software automates task allocation, ensuring the right CPU core for each process. The upshot is that Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S deliver 1.5X more performance than the original Tinker Board and are significantly faster than many competing SBCs.
For serious graphics grunt, the Tinker Board 2 series includes Mali-T860 — a multi-core GPU that is the highest performance model built on Arm’s Midgard architecture. Specifically, Mali-T860 is designed for complex graphics use cases, and offers full support for OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1, OpenVG 1.1, OpenCL and other frameworks for next-generation and legacy 2D/3D graphics applications. Compared to the original Tinker Board, Tinker Board 2’s Mali-T860 GPU accelerates graphics performance by up to 28%.
Pro-grade admin with ASUS IoT Cloud Console and firmware-over-the-air updates
The new Tinker Board 2 models can be controlled by ASUS IoT Cloud Console (AICC)1 a unified platform for managing and analyzing big data collected by IoT devices running different operating systems. This provides a one-stop shop for quick troubleshooting, remote restart or updates and a simple dashboard for monitoring and analysis.
Firmware-over-the-air (FOTA)2 roll-out is also supported, enabling embedded systems developed using Tinker Board 2 or 2S to be updated remotely with the latest Android firmware, operating system and drivers.
Connectivity and support for dual displays at up to 4K UHD resolution
With HDMI, DisplayPort over USB-C and DSI all integrated Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S offer superb display flexibility and include the ability to support dual displays at up to 4K UHD resolution for compelling visual output.
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