Intrinsyc Software has announced the availability of a new DragonBoard Development Kit composed of a Qseven Open-Q 8074 SoM powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 processor for Android and embedded Linux development, and a mini-ITX carrier board. The kit is designed to help with developing applications such as ruggedized tablets, digital signage, applications for government/public safety, health care, robotics, wearable displays and video streaming/conferencing.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (APQ8074) quad core Krait 400 CPU @ 2.3 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU and Hexagon v5 QDSP6 @ 600MHz
- System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot + 2x SATA
- Display – qHD LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GNSS (GPS and GLONASS)
- Other I/O:
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 2.0 + micro-AB USB OTG
- Video Output – HDMI
- Audio – 5.1 channel, 3.5mm headset jack and microphone
- GPIO, UARTs, JTAG
- Education connector
- Camera (optional) – Camera (up to 30MP)
- Sensors (optional) – Compass, gyro, accelerometer
- Power – Power supply, optional PMIC with battery backup
In their press release, Intrinsyc mentions the DragonBoard 8074 kit will support Android 4.2, and Open-Q 8074 Android or Linux. That does not make any sense, as I understand DragonBoard 8074 is based on Open-Q 8074, unless it simply means DragonBoard 8074 kit comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2, or Linux does not fully support the peripherals on the carrier board.
Beside the carrier board and SoM, the kit includes a power supply, a Quick Start Guide / License Agreement, access to documentation and platform BSP, as well as the optional peripheral kits for camera and sensors.
The DragonBoard 8074 is available now for $499 on Intrinsyc Store. Bear in mind this is currently an early adapter release, which according to the company means “Binaries, documentation, BSP source code and support are NOT available”, and general availability will be in mid-July. The QSeven SoM does not appear to be available in their store, but an earlier version with Qualcomm APQ8060A costs $249 per piece (MOQ: 10). Further information is available on DragonBoard 8074 page.
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.
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