With its Snapdragon 410E processor, Inforce 6309 single board computer is similar to Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c board, except it adds a Gigabit Ethernet port with optional PoE/RS484 add-on, switches HDMI with micro HDMI, replaces Low and High speed connectors with LVDS, dual MIPI-DSI, and 26-pin IO onnector, as well as offering an extended temperature range. It’s also designed for production, rather than just development, but it normally costs $126 instead of $75 for Qualcomm’s 96Boards compliant board. Inforce is now bringing that price down with a summer promotion allowing you to buy the board for $89 using summer coupon, excluding potential taxes, and shipping.
I’ll reproduce the specifications below for reference:
- SoC- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410/410E (APQ8016/APQ8016E) 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 can be purchased pre-loaded with either Android or Linux. The $37 discount also applies to the starter kit which adds an acrylic base, a power adapter and a micro USB cable. The offer is valid for one board only, runs between June 21st and July 12th, or while supply lasts.
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.