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Asus unveils Tinker Board 3N based on Rockchip RK3568 SoC

Aug 7, 2023 — by Giorgio Mendoza 1,216 views

The Tinker Board 3N is a Single Board Computer based on the 64-bit Rockchip RK3568 System-on-Chip. The device includes dual LAN ports, CAN support and it targets applications such as IoT gateways, digital signage, digital kiosks and other commercial uses.

According to the product page, the new Asus board is based on the following Rockchip SoC:

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  • RK3568 — 64-bit, Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 (up to 1.8GHz); Arm Mali-G52 GPU



RK3568 block diagram
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The Tinker Board 3N can be configured with memory options of 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB, and from 32GB or 64GB eMMC. It also includes a MicroSD card slot located on the bottom side of the SBC.

The M.2 E key 2230 slot supports Wi-Fi 5/6 & BT modules (PCIe 2.0 x1, USB 2.0), while the M.2 B key 3042/3052 slot, with a nano-SIM slot, allows users to add 4G/5G or SSD modules (PCIe 3.0 x1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SIM).

           
Tinker Board 3N peripherals
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There is a 12-pin GPIO header with support for 1x I2C, 2x UART, 1x SPI (2 select), 1x SPDIF, 4x PWM and 2x ADC (8-bit). 

Asus also indicates that they will provide support for Debian 11, Android 12 and Yocto. Moreover, the company mentions that this specific board “supports firmware over-the-air (FOTA) roll-out, enabling embedded systems developed using the board to be updated remotely with the latest Android firmware, operating system and drivers”.

  
Tinker Board 3N SBC
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Specifications listed for the Tinker Board 3N include: 

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Up to 8GB Dual-CH LPDDR4/LPDDR4X
    • Up to 64GB eMMC
    • 1x MicroSD card slot 
    • SPI Flash 16MB
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x RJ45 ports
    • 1x SIM Slot
  • Display:
    • 1x HDMI w/ CEC hardware ready
    • 1x LVDS (Dual-link)
    • 1x eDP
  • Audio:
    • 1x 3.5 Phone Jack (w/ Mic)
    • 1x Speaker Stereo Pin Header (4Ω/3W each)
    • 1x HDMI audio
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 E key 2230​
    • 1x M.2 B key 3042/3052​ w/ nano-SIM slot​
  • USB:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C OTG port
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports
    • 2x USB 2.0 Pin header
  • I/O Peripherals:
    • CAN Bus 2.0B FD (via 1-pin header)
    • COM 232 w/ flow control (via 2-pin header)
    • COM 232/422/485 (via 1-pin header)
    • 12-pin GPIO expansion header
  • Other Features:
    • 1x IR Receiver header
    • 1x 2-pin Recovery header
    • 1x 4-pin Power-on & Reset header
    • 1x 3-pin Debug UART header
    • 1x 4-pin DC Fan header
    • 1x 2-pin RTC Battery header
  • Power:
    • 1x DC Barrel power input jack
    • 1x 4-Pin Power in header (for PoE module)
  • Operating Temperature:
    • -40℃ to 85℃
  • Mechanical:
    • 100 x 100mm

Further information

Tom’s Hardware indicates that Asus hasn’t disclosed the price or availability of this board. For more information, refer to the Tinker Board 3N product page here.

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5 responses to “Asus unveils Tinker Board 3N based on Rockchip RK3568 SoC”

  1. Ray Knight says:

    Unless Asus steps up their board support it is best to stay away! The Tinker Edge R and Tinker Edge T have abysmal software support.

  2. CharlesChen says:

    Hi Plz let me know if there’s any feedback on Asus’ Tinker series, such as what information is missing.

    Also, we youyeetoo sell the full line of ASUS IOT products. You can contact me if you need it. thanks

  3. CharlesChen says:

    I would like to point out that the main IC of the Tinker Board 3N is rockchip rk3568.

  4. Giorgio Mendoza says:

    Fixed, thanks.

  5. Ray Knight says:

    Charles the issue with the Asus Tinker Edge R and TInker Edge T is that Asus does not supply a current Linux kernel version. There has been no effort to upstream the board support to mainline Linux. The latest firmware available for the Tinker Edge R uses the now obsolete Debian 10 with a Linux 4.4 version kernel!

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