Intrinsyc Open-Q 820Pro SoM Comes with a Faster Snapdragon 820E Processor, 4GB RAM

Intrinsyc Open-Q 820 system-on-module was introduced in 2017 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB RAM, and a built-in wireless module for 802.11ac WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.

The company has now announced an almost identical ultra-compact module but based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E and featuring 4GB RAM. Open-Q 820Pro μSoM is a drop-in replacement for Open-Q820 requiring only some software changes. Snapdragon 820E is said to deliver 9% faster CPU and 5% faster GPU speeds at the same power consumption compared to Snapdragon 820.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E SoM
Open-Q 820 SoM (Not Open-Q 820Pro, but the form factor and interfaces are the same)

Open-Q 820Pro μSoM specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E (APQ8096SG) Embedded Platform with four Kryo cores including 2x cores @ up to 2.342GHz, and 2x cores @ up to 1.6GHz, Adreno 530 GPU @ 652.8 MHz,  Hexagon 680 DSP @ 825 MHz
  • System Memory – Dual-channel 4 GB LPDDR4  @ 1866 MHz (PoP)
  • Storage – 32 GB UFS 2.0 1-lane gear3 flash
  • Connectivity
    • Pre-certified 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MU-MIMO WiFi 5 and  Bluetooth 4.1 module with  u.FL antenna connector
    • Qualcomm IZat Gen 8C chip for GPS & GLONASS with u.FL antenna connector
  • 3x 100-pin board-to-board connectors with the following interfaces:
    • Display
      • 2x MIPI-DSI 4-lane, up to 3840×2400 @ 60 Hz
      • 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz
      • Up to 3 concurrent displays using 2 LCD panels and one external display
    • Audio – 1x SLIMbus supporting WCD9335 audio codec (external), up to 3x I2S interfaces
    • Camera – 3x MIPI-CSI  4-lane, dual ISP, up to 28MP
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 client or host, 1x USB 2.0 client or host
    • 2x PCIe v2.1
    • 8x BLSP 4-pin port configurable as I2C, SPI, UART or GPIO
    • LED driver outputs
  • Power Supply – 3.6V to 4.2V input voltage; PMI8996 power management and battery charging chip
  • Dimension – 50 x 25mm
  • Temperature Range – -10°C to +70°C

The company has also upgrade its software offering with the module supporting Android 9 instead of Android 7 at Open-Q 820 launch in 2017, as well as Debian Linux. Some public documentation has been released by the company.

Open-Q 820Pro Snapdragon 820E Development Board

Intrinsyc also provides a development kits with Open-Q 820 μSoM development board / carrier board, Open-Q 820Pro μSoM, and an optional LCD display.

Existing customers with products based on Open-Q 820 may benefit from the upgrade to Open-Q 820E either for high performance, or lower power consumption for a given performance level.

Intrinsyc Open-Q 820Pro SoM can be ordered now for $259, and the development kit for $499 (without LCD display) with delivery scheduled for early July. More details and purchase links can be found on the product page.

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