Qualcomm QCM2290/QCS2290 SoM and Devkit target Industrial IoT applications

Last June, Qualcomm introduced several industrial IoT solutions that we did not cover at the time with Qualcomm QCM2290/QCS2290 IoT chip for camera applications, industrial handhelds, retail and tracking, Qualcomm QCS8250 WiFI 6 & 5G SoC for connected healthcare, digital signage, retail, and video collaboration, Qualcomm QCS6490/QCM6490 WiFI 6E & 5G SoC for connected healthcare, logistics management, retail, transportation, and warehousing, and Qualcomm QCS4290/ QCM4290 designed for cameras, industrial handhelds, and security panels with 4G LTE and WiFi 6 connectivity.

QCM2290/QCS2290 Block Diagram
QCM2290/QCS2290 Block Diagram

Shortly after Qualcomm’s announcement, Thundercomm introduced the TurboX C2290/CM2290 system-on-module respectively based on Qualcomm’s quad-core Cortex-A53 QCS2290 SoC and QCM2290 SoC adding 4G connectivity. The module also offers WiF & Bluetooth, as well as MIPI display & camera interfaces, and the TurboX CM2290/C2290 development kit is also available to get started.

TurboX CM2290 and C2290 SoM

Qualcomm QCM2290 module - TurboX CM2290Specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon QCM2290 or QCS2290 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor at up to 2.0 GHz with Adreno 702 GPU, Hexagon QDSP6 v66 DSP
  • System Memory – 2GB or 3GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage – On module 16GB eMMC flash, SD card interface
  • Display Interface – 1x 4-lane MIPI-DSI up to 1680 × 720 @ 60fps (HD+)
  • Camera Interface
    • 2x MIPI-CSI, 4 + 4 or 4 +2+1, D-PHY 1.2 at 2.5 Gbps per lane
    • 2x ISP (13 MP + 13 MP or 21MP) at 30 fps ZSL
  • Video
    • Encode –  1080p30fps H.265/H.264
    • Decode –  1080p30fps H.265/H.264/VP9
  • Audio – 1x Soundwire, I2S, 4x DMIC
  • Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • CM2290-EA (for EMEA region) only
      • 4G LTE cellular connectivity
        • Cat4 DL/Cat5 UL
        • Frequency bands
          • FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28(A+B)
          • TDD: B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
          • WCDMA – B1 / B2 / B5 / B8
          • GSM – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • GNSS
      • CM2290-EA (EMEA) – GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS
      • C2290 (Global) – Reserve GNSS_IQ to extend support Qualcomm WGR7640
  • USB – 1x USB 3.1
  • Other peripherals – 8x QUP (Qualcomm Universal Peripheral) aka SPI,  2 x UIM; GPIOs
  • LGA package dimensions
    • CM2290-EA (EMEA) – 51 x 35 x 2.9mm
    • C2290 (Global) – 34 x 35 x 2.9mm
  • Temperature Range – -20℃ ~ 70℃
  • Compliance
    • CM2290-EA (EMEA)  – CE
    • C2290 (Global) – FCC/CE/IC/KC/JATE/TELECA

TurboX CM2290 LGA packageSoftware support is interested with the company listed both Android R (2021) and Android S(2022) for both devices. Android R stands for Android 11, and Android S should be for Android 12 scheduled to be released this year in a few months. Linux is also listed but only for the C2290 model, probably meaning the 4G modem is not supported in Linux. Target applications for the modules include retail point-of-sale (POS), industrial handheld, asset tracking, and camera applications.

TurboX CM2290/C2290 development kit

Qualcomm QCM2290 development boardThe development kit includes three boards that provide the following features and specifications:

  • System-on-Module – ThunderX CM2290/C2290 SoM
  • Storage – SD card slot
  • Display Interfaces
    • MIPI DSI D-PHY for optional 5-inch TFT-LCD display with touchscreen
    • 1x HDMI Out
  • Camera Interfaces – 2x MIPI-CSI connectors with support for OV13B10 (13MP) and IMX577 (12.3MP) camera sensors
  • Audio – 1x 3.5mm headset jack, 4x digital Mics, 1x Line out with PA, 1x EAR out with PA
  • Connectivity
    • 4G LTE, WiFI, Bluetooth on-module + on-carrier SIM card slots
    • NFC support
    • 2x LTE antennas; 1 x Wifi/Bt antenna; 1x GNSS antenna
  • USB -1x USB 3.1 Type C, 1x Micro USB for UART Debug
  • Expansion –  I/Os with PWM,  CAN bus, 1x UART for RS232/RS485,
  • Sensors – ALS/proximity sensor, accelerometer & gyro sensor, magnetic sensor,  pressure sensor
  • Misc -RTC plus battery connector
  • Dimensions – 185 x 150 mm

The standard kit sells for $699 with an interposer board with CM2290-EA SoM, a sensor board, a main I/O board, two LTE Antenna, one GPS Antenna, and a Wi-Fi/BT antenna. plus a camera module with an FPC cable, and a power adapter. The 5-inch LCD display adds an extra $150.

More details including product pages for the module and devkit. The latter includes more documentation, but some of the resources like user guides and Android/Linux SDK user manuals require registration.

Via LinuxGizmos

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