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Product News: ASUS IoT's Tinker V

March 14, 2023
Single-board computer embraces open-source architecture for IIoT developers.

ASUS IoT announced the all-new Tinker V, a single-board computer (SBC) powered by a 64-bit RISC-V-based processor that supports both Linux Debian and Yocto operating systems. Tinker V packs features rich connectivity into a compact Pico-ITX form factor, and pairs assured longevity with reliable support, making it the ideal choice for diverse IoT and gateway applications, per its maker.

The RISC-V processor in Tinker V employs the open-source instruction-set architecture (ISA), based on reduced-instruction set (RISC) principles. Compared with traditional x86 and Arm platforms, the defining benefit of RISC-V is that ISA is open source. Both individual developers and enterprises can change, optimize and deploy freely based on the RISC-V architecture, bypassing licensing and copyright fees, notes ASUS IoT, which adds that the all-new Tinker V SBC is specially designed to run Linux Debian and Yocto. Featuring an ultra-compact size, it provides impressive power, comprehensive functionality and rich connectivity for a diverse range of industrial IoT applications, per ASUS Iot.

Specially, Tinker V is equipped with a Renesas RZ/Five MPU, which incorporates the RISC-V AndesCore AX45MP single-core supporting 1.0 GHz operating frequencies. It is also engineered with a broad spread of peripheral connectors for industrial use, including GPIO, micro-USB, dual gigabit Ethernet, a pair of CAN bus interfaces and two RS232 COM ports. It also benefits from 1 GB of built-in RAM and an optional 16 GB eMMC, while supporting a wide range of operating temperatures from as low as -20°C to as high as 60°C.