Qualcomm applications processors used to be found mostly in consumer devices like smartphones and tablets, but recently the company has expended their use to the embedded space, and for example, we’ve seen Snapdragon 410 64-bit ARM processor used in DragonBoard 410c board, Intrinsyc Open-Q 410 SoM, Inforce 6309 SBC, and today I’m going to have a look at Graperain G8916 system-on-module that’s also integrated into a 4G/LTE mobile development platform.
G6916 CPU module specifications:
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) quad core Cortex A53 processor @up to 1.4GHz with Adreno 306 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3 (2GB optional)
- Storage – 8GB eMMC 4.5 flash (16 and 32GB optional) + micro SD support up to 128GB via I/Os
- Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, FM, NFC/RFID, GPS/GLONASS with 4x on-module antenna connectors.
- Cellular Connectivity
- TD-LTE – B38/B39/B40/B41; FDD-LTE – B1/B2/B5/B/B26
- TD-SCDMA -B34/B39
- GSM – 850/900/1800/1900
- CDMA – 1x/EVDO BC0
- Audio – Unnamed Audio codec with signals for two microphones, headset and speakers
- Other I/O via half through holes around the module:
- 4x I2C, 1x PWM, 2x ADC
- 2x SIM card
- 1x SD card
- 1x USB OTG, 2x USB host
- 20x GPIO
- Camera – MIPI-CSI up to 12MP rear camera, and 5MP front-facing camera.
- LCD interface up to 1920×1800
- Power Supply – N/A
- Dimensions – 56.5 x 40.5 mm
The hardware specifications should be for reference only, as the company has very poor documentation about their module, and exact details, e.g. LTE frequency bands, differ from document to documents. There’s absolutely zero information about software support, so I had to ask again, and they support Android 4.4, and no other operating systems for now.
The company also has a mobile development platform (M9) using the module.
G8916 module sample price is $115, and less in quantities. More details, but not that many, might be found on Graperain G8916 SoM 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.