Inforce Computing has launched yet another Snapdragon-based single board computer with their Inforce 6560 SBC powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with stereoscopic depth sensing and deep learning capabilities made possible thanks to three MIPI camera connectors.
The board also comes with to 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB flash, HDMI and MIPI DSI video outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, a wireless module, USB ports, sensors, and more.
Inforce 6560 specifications:
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (SDA660) with 8x Kryo ARMv8 compliant 64-bit CPUs arranged in two dual-clusters, running at 2.2GHz (Gold) and 1.8GHz (Silver) each, Adreno 512 GPU, Hexagon 680 DSP with dual-Hexagon vector processor (HVX-512) @ 787MHz for low-power audio and computer vision processing, Spectra 160 camera (dual) Image Signal Processors (ISPs)
- System Memory – 3GB onboard LPDDR4 RAM
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, 1x µSD card v3.0 socket
- Video Output / Display Interface
- HDMI V1.3a FullHD @ 60fps port
- 4-lane MIPI-DSI with FullHD+ capability
- UltraHD (4K) display on USB-C port
- Audio – 1x 3.5mm audio jack with Line Out and Mic In, speaker header
- Video Playback / Capture – H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), and VP9 playback & capture @ up to 4K30
- Camera I/F – Dual MIPI-CSI cameras up to 16MP
- Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via USB 3.1 to GbE chip
- Dual-band 802.11n/ac 2×2 MU-MIMO WiFi 5 & Bluetooth 5.x LE via WCN3990
- Location – GPS/GLONASS via SDR660G
- USB – 1x USB 3.1/gen1 type-C port, 2x USB 2.0 host ports
- Sensors – 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope
- Expansion – Multiple BLSPs (Bus Access Manager Low-Speed Peripheral) for UART/I2C/SPI/GPIOs via expansion header
- Misc – Configuration switches,
- Power Supply
- 12V/3A input
- Battery header
- optional PoE support
- Integrated PMIC (PM660/PML660)
- Dimensions – 100mm x 72mm (Pico-ITX form factor)
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to +70°C (Commercial); storage: -20 to 80°C
- Relative Humidity – 5 to 95% non-condensing
- RoHS and WEEE compliant
You can see the MIPI DSI connector is not populated in the top photo because it’s an option, just like Gigabit Ethernet, the sensors, and other parts highlighted in green in the block diagram above.
The company provides an Android 8.1 (OREO) BSP for the board, as well as various Qualcomm SDKs including the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK with support for network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, or TensorFlow, the FastCV SDK for facial recognition, the Hexagon SDK to accelerated audio, imaging, embedded vision, and heterogeneous computing, the Adreno SDK, and the Heterogeneous Compute SDK (previously Symphony) that distributes workloads to the best suites CPU, GPU or DSP cores. A Debian Linux OS BSP is also coming later this year.
Inforce 6560 pico-ITX SBC is said to be especially suited for IoT edge devices in the healthcare and telepresence domains, smart city applications including digital signage, 360/VR, sports, body cams, and IP security cameras.
Inforce 6560 single board computer can be purchased for $220 with the board only, or $228 for the starter kit that adds a power adapter, a USB-C cable and acrylic standoffs. Documentation and ordering options can all be found on the product 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.
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