Asus Tinkerboard – Better Video ‘Pi’

Asus has released a mini PC that is better in specifications for video rendering than Raspberry PI 3, a better Video ‘Pi’ for gaming and movie buffs!.



Comparison of Raspberry PI and Asus Tinkerboard is given below:

Raspberry Pi 3 Asus Tinker board
Chip Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit system-on-chip with four ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2 GHZ quad-core, 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288 SoC
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV Mali-T674
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy Bluetooth 4.0
USB 4 USB 2.0 4 USB 2.0
HDMI 1 HDMI out 1 HDMI Out
SD microSD microSD
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps GigE
Wi-fi 2.4GHz 802.11n 802.11 b/g/n
GPIO 40 port 40 port, 28 pin GPIO
Video 1080p video/60 fps 4K video – H.265 decoding
Retail Price $35 $57

Raspberry Pi Goes Industrial..

After being the provider of consumer and IoT enthusiasts SoC compute/connect supplier, Raspberry has turned up a model for use in industrial applications.



It is just a compute module, with data pinouts similar to laptop memory sockets that can be programmed to take programmable I/O. It has same four-core, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2837 processor and 1GB of RAM as Raspberry Pi 3, half the size of it and doesn’t have ethernet, Wifi, USB, SD Card, Audio and Display.

NEC is already launching it’s large signage systems with this compute module. Interesting to see the Raspberry portfolio expanding.


CyanogenMod discontinued

Being long time user of OnePlus phones the news of CyanogenMod discontiunation puts a question mark over the future of OxygenOS that’s based on this!. Source is available under different open source project however this shows the sheer dominance of Android from Google as the strong leader in this space and alternates struggles(many were self inflicted also by those groups!).