I’ve recently written a review of DragonBoard 410c with Android, one of the first board part of Linaro’s 96Boards initiative that’s supposed to get Android and Debian distributions with recent Linux kernel & U-Boot, together with full source code. Inforce Computing has now launched Inforce 6309 micro Single Board Computer (SBC) with the same footprint, albeit different connectors’ placements, and software compatible with DragonBoard 410c development board powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The board targets applications such as industrial automation, “sophisticated” IoE devices, medical devices, augmented reality computing, and robotics and drones.
- SoC- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016) quad-core ARM CortexA53 @ 1.2 GHz with Adreno 306 GPU and Hexagon QDSP6 @ 700 MHz
- System Memory – 1GB LPDDR3 @ 533MHz, Single-channel 32-bit (4.2GBps)
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (eMCP package with RAM) + micro SD slot
- Video Output / Display IF – micro HDMI up to 1080p30; LVDS and touch screen up to 1920×1200 (24-bit) or 2048×1536
- Audio – HDMI, combo jack for headphone and microphone, PMM8916 audio codec
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (USB 2.0 to GbE bridge), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and GPS/GLONASS
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
- Camera – Dual MIPI-CSI2 (4/2 lanes) for dual camera support up to 13MP
- Serial – Optional RS-485 port via interface card
- Expansion – 26-pin header with I2C, SPI, I2S, UART and GPIOs
- Power Supply – 12V/1.5A DC input; optional PoE
- Dimensions – 85×54 mm
- Temperature Range – Operating & Storage: -30ºC to +85ºC
The board size and specifications are similar to DragonBoard 410c, but the board gains Gigabit Ethernet (limited to the USB 2.0 bandwidth), and replaced LS and HS connectors by MIPI-CSI, LVDS and a 26-pin I/O header. The company provides Android Lollipop, Linaro Ubuntu, and ROS operating systems for the board, as well as Qualcomm SDKs (Vuforia, Alljoyn, FastCV, MARE…), and Dronecode open-source UAV. As usual with Inforce Computing, public documentation is limited to the product brief and a short explanation about the SDK, and all other downloads (datasheets, application notes, software released, and reference manuals) are only available to customers.
A development kit based Inforce 6309 micro SBC will soon be available for pre-order for $120 via the product page. Price for the SBC will start at $99 for small quantities.
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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