April 24, 2017
Asus Tinker Board
This showed up on the scene in early 2017.
You get a quad core ARM with 2G of RAM and Gigabit ethernet for $60.
No on board fan and it seems to be powered by micro USB, so it must
not be a power hog like the Orange Pi boards.
The big question is whether there are comprehensive technical docs.
The Raspberry Pi is a big looser here due to secret aspects of the Broadcom chip.
The BeagleBone is a big winner with its fabulous 4000 page technical manual.
The Orange Pi has a skimpy and marginal datasheet for the Allwinner H3.
It is based on the Rockchip RK3288.
It uses the Realtek RTL8211E chip for the Gigabit ethernet.
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