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.
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
- 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)
- 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
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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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”. 🙂
Sorry about that, I’ve updated the post.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (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…
I couldn’t find any info on QCA6264. Does anyone know if this has been released yet (is it available to buy) ?
Oops again. That’s because it’s QCA6234…
What about case for this board,and power supply.thanks
Since it’s a Pico-ITX board, could existing pico-itx cases match the board?
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
It’s pity there’s no JTAG adapter. Then it would be one hell of a board 🙂
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
I’m sorry. I did mean QCA6234. Still can’t find any information on it.
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…
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 🙂
Do they plan to publicly release the source code?
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
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
I think you need to represent a company to order this board, as the “Company name” is a required field during pre-order.
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 @Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Yes, you can always try, and let us know.
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
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
Guys , just wanted to let you know that Inforce has launched a new version of the 6410 called as 6410Plus at the same price as earlier. You can check the specs of the new one at http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/single-board-computers/6410-plus-single-board-computer-sbc
when a version with hirose u-fl connector for external wifi antenna and 4 GB Ram ?