Inforce Computing IFC6540 was the first low cost development board powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor I discovered a few months ago, but is currently “for pre-approved customers only and have not yet been released to public”. Intrinsyc has now launched their own Snapdragon 805 development kit called OPEN-Q 8084 based on a mini-ITX carrier board, and a SoM with 3GB RAM, and 16GB eMMC. The board target applications include ruggedized tablets, digital signage, government/public safety, medical, robotics, wearable displays, video streaming/conferencing, gaming systems, and in-flight entertainment.
Specifications of APQ8084 Open-Q System-on-Module:
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) quad core Krait 450 @ 2.5GHz, with Adreno 420 GPU @ 500MHz, Hexagon QDSP6 V5A (600MHz), and two ISPs for up to 55-megapixel stereoscopic 3D
- System Memory – 3GB PoP LPDDR3 RAM
- Storage – 16GB eMMC 5.0 flash, expandable to 64GB, micro SD signals, and SATA signals (via MXM connector)
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (via MXM connector), 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz) for 600Mbps throughput, Bluetooth 4.1
- Other I/Os accessible via 314-pin MXM 3.0 edge connector:
- SPI, I2C. I2S, GPIO
- 3x MIPI CSI, 2x MIPI DSI
- NFC, UIM
- Slim bus
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 (host and client), 2x USB 3.0 (host and client), USB HSIC
- Serial ports
- Power +3.3V DC; PMIC supporting processor and peripheral LDOs, boost regulators as well as clock management and auxiliary signals.
- Dimensions – 82 x 35mm
- Temperature Range – 0 to 70°C
One of the advantages of Snapdragon 805 is its 4K/UHD capabilities including 4K capture with H.264/AVC format, 4K playback with H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC formats, and 4K UHD on-device display concurrent with 4K UHD output to HDTV.
Open-Q 8084 devkit mini-ITX + SoM has the following specs:
- Processor, Memory, Storage and Connectivity – As listed forAPQ8084 Open-Q SoM with Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, 16 GB Flash, Wi-Fi…
- External Storage – microSD slot, SATA 3.0 I/F
- Connectivity – Apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the module, the carrier board adds a Gigabit Ethernet port, GPS with GLONASS and COMPASS support
- Video Output
- HDMI 1.4
- 2x MIPI-DSI I/F with support for optional qHD LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Camera I/F – 3x MIPI-CSI I/F with support for optional cameras
- Audio – 5.1 channel, 3.5mm headphone output and microphone input jacks, 6 digital mics
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 host port, 1x micro USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 host ports.
- Sensors – Optional compass, gyro, accelerometer
- Debugging – JTAG and UART (DB9)
- Headers – Sensor/IoT header, NFC/UIM header
- Expansion Slot – mini-PCIe slot
- Misc – 3x user buttons, 3x user LEDS and power indicator
- Power – 12V power supply with external battery connector; optional PMIC with battery support
- Dimensions – 170×170 mm (Mini-ITX form-factor)
The company will provide an Android 4.4 BSP, but “embedded Linux customization” is also available. The full development kit includes Open-Q 805 8084) SoM in MXM 3.0 custom form factor, the Mini-ITX Carrier board for IO and expansion, a power supply, an HDMI cable, a Quick Start Guide, a licence agreement, and access to documentation and platform BSP. Cameras, LCD touchscreen displays, and extra sensors are available as options.
Intrinsyc’s OPEN-Q 8084 module is selling for $219, whereas the development kit goes for $449, with shipments scheduled for October. You may want to visit Open-Q 8084 SOM and Open-Q 8084 Development Kit product pages for further details.