ASUS IoT announces the Tinker V

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ASUS IoT, an AIoT solution provider, has announced the launch of the Tinker V — a versatile single-board computer (SBC) powered by a 64-bit RISC-V-based processor, which supports both Linux Debian and Yocto operating systems.

With numerous features, the Tinker V offers extensive connectivity in a compact Pico-ITX form factor, and pairs assured longevity with reliable support, making it suitable for a diverse range of IoT and gateway applications.

The RISC-V processor used in the 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 meaning that both individual developers and enterprises can change, optimise and deploy freely based on the RISC-V architecture, so bypassing licensing and copyright fees.

The Tinker V SBC has been designed to run Linux Debian and Yocto. Featuring an ultra-compact size, it delivers a combination of power, comprehensive functionality and rich connectivity, making it suitable for a diverse range of industrial IoT applications.

The 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.

The SBC 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.

Dr. Charlie Su, President and CTO of Andes Technology, said, “Andes has collaborated with ASUS IoT for the exciting Tinker V product. This powerful single-board computer employs the Andes AX45MP, and I look forward to seeing more devices from innovators in the global industrial market embedded with Andes’ advanced RISC-V processor families.”

With the purchase of Tinker V, ASUS IoT said that customers would receive the assurance of at least five years of support from the company, as well as dedicated on-site technical support to shorten customer development cycles and accelerate application deployment.