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.
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 – 1080p@30fps 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
- 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
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.
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.