SD 600eval Development Board Compliant with 96Boards CE Extended To Sell for $279

Last month, we found out that Arrows Electronics was working on DragonBoard 600c development board featuring Qualcomm Snapragon 600 processor and based on 96Boards CE Extended version which allows for extra features such as SATA and Ethernet ports. At the time, the complete specifications were not available, and neither pricing. We do now have more details, as the board designed by Elinfochips is (also) called SD 600eval, and is available on back order for $279.

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SD 600eval specifications:

  • SoC- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064) quad-core Krait 300 processor  @ up to 1.7 GHz with Adreno 320 GPU @ 400MHz supporting OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, OpenCL 1.1, WebGL 1.0, and DirectX 9.3
  • System Memory – 2GB PoP LPDDR2 @ 533 MHz
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC Flash + micro SD 3.0 (UHS-1) slot + SATA port
  • Video Output – HDMI up to 1080p
  • Video – [email protected] HD video playback and capture (h.264/AVC)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via AR8151 PCIe chip, 802.11n/g/n/ac WiFi 2×2 and Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS with external GPS antenna
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Expansion:
    • 1x 40 pin low speed expansion connector – 2x UART, SPI, PCM, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, DC power
    • 1x 60 pin high speed expansion connector – 4L-MIPI DSI, USB, HSIC, 2x I2C, 2L+4L MIPI CSI
    • 1x 16-pin & 40-pin audio expansion connector – Stereo headset/Line OUT, speaker, analog/digital microphones
  • Sensors – On-board magnetometer, gyro meter, and accelerometer
  • Misc – Volume, power & reset buttons. 6 LEDS (4x user, 1x Wifi, 1x Bluetooth), RTC battery slot
  • Power Supply – +6.5 – 18V DC input
  • Dimensions – 100 x 100 mm (96Boards Consumer Edition Extended dimensions specifications)
  • Operating Temperature Range – 0 to 50 deg. C
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The company provides Android 5.1 with Linux 3.4 support for the board, and Linaro will provide the Linux BSP for D 600eval/Dragonboard 600c, so hopefully a more recent Linux kernel will be supported. There are several links to software and hardware documentation, source code and binaries on the “Resources” section of the product page, including schematics (PDF) and hardware user manual.

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I have worked at eInfochip, Ahmedabad in Embedded Linux Division.
I found them to be incompetent for software support for their product.

Do not buy their products if you do not have dedicated Linux development team.
You will loose a big chunk of money for bug fixing and driver development.

Absolutely No to eInfochip’s hardware. Find a good stable alternative.

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APQ8064 was released July/August 2012. Being a 4 year old SoC it must be nearing EOL or at the very least not recommended for new designs.

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@CNX You’re right. This variant didn’t launch until Q1 2013, April-June 2013. After some more checking the S4 pro was launched in October 2012. Not sure where I got July/August from. I’ll blame it on just waking up.
Point is it’s an old chip. I’m not sure there’s many recent smartphones using it as everyone’s moving to 64bit. Supplies will probably be quite scarce and given that this board is aimed more at designing commercial products rather than hobbyists given the price it seems way to late to the game. Given that it’s not even available yet with no hint of a lead time makes it even worse.

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Or get the Inforce 6410+

http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/single-board-computers-sbc/qualcomm-snapdragon-600-inforce-6410plus-sbc

Same chip, similar specs and I/O, half the price, and not in the stupid 96boards form factor.

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Ian Tester :
Same chip, similar specs and I/O, half the price, and not in the stupid 96boards form factor.

I have similar feelings about the form factor…