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$149 Inforce Computing IFC6410 Board Features Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad Core SoC

I’ve only seen Qualcomm SoC in smartphones and tablets, as well as their own development boards, but Inforce Computing has just changed that thanks to IFC6410 single-board computer powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad core krait processor @ 1.7GHz. This Pico-ITX SBC comes with 2GB RAM and 4GB eMMC flash, HDMI out, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and more.

IFC6410 Single Board Computer (Click to Enlarge)

IFC6410 Single Board Computer (Click to Enlarge)

Here are the specifications of this board:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Quad Core Processor (1.7GHz) + Adreno 320 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB on-board PCDDR3, up to 533MHz
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC + μSD card connector + SATA interface
  • Connectivity:
    • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Atheros QCA6234)
    • Bluetooth 4.0 (Atheros QCA6234)
    • 10/100/1000bps Ethernet (Atheros 8151)
  • Video and Audio Interfaces:
    • μHDMI (1080p)
    • LVDS
    • MIPI-CSI2 (4-lane, up to 20MP camera)
    • HD Audio and Mic-in
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB OTG
  • Misc I/O – 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 1x UART, UIM, 8x GPIO
  • Debugging – via serial console on 3-pin header
  • Power – 5V/5A
  • Dimensions – 10cm x 7cm (Pico-ITX)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to 70 C | Storage: -20 to 80 C
  • Relative Humidity – 5 to 95% non-condensing
IFC6410 SBC Block Diagram

IFC6410 SBC Block Diagram

The company will provide board support packages for both Linux and Android. You may want to watch the board introduction video below for an overview of the board.

IFC6410 is a production-ready board with compliant with RoHS and WEE standard. It will be available in May, but you can pre-order it now, or rather register your interest, for just $149 (+shipping) via IFC6410 page. With the cancellation of OPENBRIX Zero board, this is the cheapest “Cortex A15 class” board that I know of (Even though technically speaking Krait is not Cortex A15, but the performance is about the same), and with 4 cores it will even more powerful than the Arndale board.

Via Linuxgizmos

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  1. kcg
    April 24th, 2013 at 13:09 | #1

    Hi,
    please change the title and text. Basically speaking APQ8064 is not Cortex-A15. Qualcomm licenses just ARMv7 ISA and develops its own chips (Marvell does the same too) which is in contrast with majority of others ARM SoC manufacturers which are using ARM developed cores (like A9/A7/A8/A15). So, this is definitely not Cortex-A15!
    Well, don’t be confused by Inforce Computing marketing speech “A15 class processing powered”. :-)
    Thanks!
    Karel

  2. April 24th, 2013 at 14:09 | #2

    @kcg
    Sorry about that, I’ve updated the post.

  3. kcg
    April 24th, 2013 at 16:12 | #3

    @cnxsoft
    You are welcome! And thanks for really nice post. It would be interesting to see for example some compilation benchmarks between real A15 (Arndale) and this APQ8064…

  4. Andrew
    April 24th, 2013 at 21:56 | #4

    I couldn’t find any info on QCA6264. Does anyone know if this has been released yet (is it available to buy) ?

  5. April 24th, 2013 at 21:59 | #5

    @Andrew
    Oops again. That’s because it’s QCA6234…

  6. Michael Brush
    April 25th, 2013 at 02:07 | #6

    What about case for this board,and power supply.thanks

  7. April 25th, 2013 at 11:31 | #7

    @Michael Brush
    Since it’s a Pico-ITX board, could existing pico-itx cases match the board?

  8. hairil
    April 25th, 2013 at 13:43 | #8

    FYI:
    Marvell Feroceon = 1.2DMIPS/MHz
    ARMv6 ARM11(Raspberry Pi) = 1.25DMIPS/MHz
    ARMv7 Cortex-A5 = 1.57DMIPS/MHz,
    ARMv7 Cortex-A7 = 1.9DMIPS/MHz,
    Qualcomm Scorpion = 2.1MIPS/MHz
    ARMv7 Cortex-A9 = 2.5DMIPS/MHz,
    Qualcomm Kraits = 3.3DMIPS/MHz,
    ARMv7 Cortex-A15 = 3.5->4.1DMIPS/MHz
    ARMv8Cortex-A53 = 2.3DMIPS/MHz
    ARMv8 Cortex-A57 = 4.1-476DMIPS/MHz

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ARM_microprocessor_cores

  9. Adi
    April 25th, 2013 at 15:11 | #9

    It’s pity there’s no JTAG adapter. Then it would be one hell of a board :)

  10. Andrew
    April 25th, 2013 at 21:57 | #10

    @cnxsoft
    I’m sorry. I did mean QCA6234. Still can’t find any information on it.

  11. April 25th, 2013 at 22:21 | #11

    @Andrew
    I made a mistake in my initial post with QCA6264, so I’m at fault here. But I can’t find anything about QCA6234, or any QCAXXXX chipsets. AR6234 does not return anything either. I remember failing to find info about a Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset as well, they don’t seem to care putting those in their website…

  12. Marcell
    April 27th, 2013 at 04:45 | #12

    @Adi
    It does have JTAG connectors, download the board’s datasheet, there’s a picture there of the board itself, on the left side you can clearly see the connector pins with the sign “JTAG” next to them :)

  13. freethinker
    May 7th, 2013 at 06:29 | #13

    Do they plan to publicly release the source code?

  14. adem
    August 17th, 2013 at 21:20 | #14

    when i click preorder avast kicks in and warns me about a virus i clicked on a couple of them and got the same result

    http://www.inforcecomputing.com/product/moreinfo/ifc6410.html

    iam no developer but i want one to connect to my tv and use as a media player i think it would be better then any tv dongle
    thats out right now i think the best dongle would be one based on rk3188 and this s4 pro would eat it alive

  15. August 18th, 2013 at 09:23 | #15

    @adem
    Maybe there’s some Javascript that triggers avast…

    I think you need to represent a company to order this board, as the “Company name” is a required field during pre-order.

  16. adem
    August 18th, 2013 at 15:18 | #16

    could i just put anything as a company how would they know do they really care maybe they just want to sell ether way i will try and i will let you guys know @cnxsoft

  17. August 18th, 2013 at 15:23 | #17

    @adem
    Yes, you can always try, and let us know.

  18. adem
    August 20th, 2013 at 13:31 | #18

    i put in a pre order and they will start dispatching some time in September i think i have wait for email to make payment its a couple of weeks away i cannot wait for it i wish they had the adreno 330 instead of the 320

  19. December 4th, 2013 at 10:19 | #19

    There’s a short review @ http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/746742-inforce-ifc6410-quad-arm-a15-snapdragon-for-150
    Instructions are available to install Fedora and Freedreno (open source GPU driver) to the board @ https://github.com/freedreno/freedreno/wiki/Ifc6410

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