Qualcomm unveiled Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC for wearables early last year, and since then a few smartwatches powered by the processor – such as LG Watch Style and Watch Sport – have been launched, and Intrinsyc has now unveiled one of the first module based on the processor with Open-Q 2100 system-on-module, and a corresponding Nano-ITX baseboard.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (APQ8009W) quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @ up to 1.094 GHz with Adreno 304 GPU
- System Memory – 512 MB LPDDR3
- Storage – 4GB eMMC flash
- Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (WCN2320), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Gen 8C GNSS (GPS/GLONASS) with on-board u.FL connector (WGR7640)
- Audio – Integrated Codec/PMIC (PM8916-1) with optional support for Fluence HD, Snapdragon Voice Activation, and Snapdragon Voice+
- 2x 100-pin board-to-board connectors with USB 2.0, I2S, GPIO, MIPI DSI up to 720p @ 60 Hz, 2-lane MIPI CSI, SDC2/microSD signals
- Power Supply – 3.6 to 4.2V input
- Dimensions – 31.5 x 15 mm
- Temperature Range – -10 to +70 °C
The module runs Android 7 Nougat by default, but it can also support Android Wear.
The company also provides Open-Q 2100 SoM development board to evaluate the platform, and get started as soon as possible while you wait for your custom baseboard. The development includes the following key features:
- Connectors for Open-Q 210 system-on-module
- Storage – micro SD slot
- Display – MIPI DSI connector with optional smartphone display, HDMI output
- Camera – MIPI CSI connector for optional 720p capable camera
- Connectivity – Ethernet port (via LAN9514); wireless connectivity (WiFi, BLE, GPS) on module
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
- Expansion Headers – SPI, I2S, GPIO, etc…
- Debugging – micro USB port for debug UART
- Power Supply – 12V/3A via DC jack, or 6-pin battery connector
- Dimensions – Nano-ITX form factor (120×120 mm)
The module is expected to be used in connected wearables & trackers, tethered smartwatches, as well as ultra-compact embedded designs.
Open-Q 2100 SOM and Development Kit can be pre-ordered for respectively $75 and $595, with “early adopter units available to approved customers by May 31”. More information can be found on Intrynsic Open-Q2100 SoM and Devkit pages.
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