TurboX C865 CPU module and 96Boards devkit feature Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT processor

Thundercomm has unveiled another Qualcomm IoT module and development kit with the TurboX C865 SOM and development kit based on Qualcomm QCS8250, based on Snapdragon 865 but for IoT applications, which follows our coverage of the company’s TurboX CM2290 and C2290 SoM & devkit based on Qualcomm QCM2290/QCS2290 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor several days ago.

The new TurboX C865 system-on-module is for higher-end IoT applications with a faster processor combines with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128G UFS storage, WiFI 6 & Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and the company also offers a 96Boards compliant development kit to help with the development of more advanced IoT products running Android 10.

TurboX C865 SoM

TurboX C865 SoMSpecifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm QCS8250 octa-core Kryo 585 processor with Adreno 650 GPU, Adreno 665 VPU, Adreno 995 DPU, Hexagon DSP with quad HVX, Spectra 480 ISP; 15 TOPS AI processing power
  • System Memory – 8GB LPDDR5 (PoP)
  • Storage – 128G UFS flash.
  • Wireless – Qualcomm QCA6391 with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFI 6 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Video
    • Encode – 8K@30fps (H.264/H.265/VP8)
    • Decode – 8K@60fps (H.264/H.265/ VP8/VP9)
  • High-density 500-pin board-to-board connector with
    • Storage – SDC for SD card
    • Display Interfaces – 2x 4-lane MIPI-DSI 4-lane up to 5040×2160 @ 60fps
    • Camera Interfaces – 6x 4-lane MIPI-CSI (2.5 Gbps per lane) with support for CMOS and CCD sensors up to 64 MP
    • Audio – 1x Sound Wire, 6x DMICs, 2x speakers
    • USB – 2x USB 3.1
    • 1x UART, GPIOs
    • 2x SSC I/F for sensor
    • 2x PCIE
    • Antenna – 2x RF connector for WiFi/BT, , , , 1 x UART, 1 x SDC for micro-SD, ,
  • Supply Voltage – 3.8V ~ 4.2V
  • DImensions – 45 x 56 mm
  • Temperature Range – -20°C – 70°C
  • Humidity –  5%~95%, non-condensing
Qualcomm QCS8250
Block diagram for Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT processor

The module only supports Android 10, and is made for “IoT” applications such as robots, VR/AR headsets, smart cameras, AI devices, and more.

TurboX C865 96Boards development kit

TurboX C865 96Boards development kitTurboX C865 devkit specifications:

  • System-on-module – TurboX C865 SoM described above
  • Storage – MicroSD card Slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 Type-A port
  • Audio
    • 2x Class-D on-board speaker amplifiers (WSA8810)
    • 1x on-board PDM MIC, optional 4-mic array via “NAV MEZZ” mezzanine
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4/5GHz WiFI 6 2×2 MIMO
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • On-board WLAN/BT antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C OTG port
  • Sensor – Accelerometer + gyro sensor
  • Expansion interfaces
    • 60-pin HS1 high-speed connector  with SDC I/F, 4L MIPI DSI, USB 2.0, CCI 2x I2C, 2L+4L-MIPI CSI
    • 60-pin HS2 high-speed connector with 2x 4L-MIPI CSI, 1x SPI, 1-lane PCIe 3.0 Gen, 1x USB 3.0, 8x GPIO
    • 60-pin HS3 high-speed connector with 2x 4L-MIPI CSI, 1x 4L-MIPI CSI (plus 2L CSI in HS1), 2x RF CLK, 1x 2L-PCIe 3.0 x 1,  1x 2L-PCIe 3.0(plus PCIe 1L in HS2), 1x 4L-MIPI DSI
    • 40-pin LS1 low-speed connector with 2x UART, SPI, I2S/PCM, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, power signals
    • 46-pin LS2 low-speed connector with 2x speaker, 3x DMIC I/F, CAN, I2S, GPIOs, PWM, ADC, I2C, power signals
    • 46-pin LS3 low-Speed connector with 2x SPI, SSC I2C, 5x sensor interrupt, GPIOs, RTC clock, power signals
  • Debugging – 1x USB 2.0 Micro B port for debugging only
  • Misc
    • 7x LEDs including 4x user, 2x for WiFi/Bt, and one for power
    • Power, Volume Up/Down, and Force USB Boot  buttons
    • 2x Dip Switches (6pin+4pin) for configuration
  • Power Supply – 12V/2.5A adapter with 4.75/1.75mm DC power jack
  • Dimensions – 85 x 54 mm (96boards Hardware specifications)

While the company claims the board follows 96boards specifications, they took some liberty, and they appear to follow 96Boards specifications V2.0 which adds an optional Ethernet RJ45, but also added quite a few low-speed and high-speed connectors.

Availability and more info

TurboX C865 Development Kit is available now for $1299, while you’d need to to inquire for pricing and lead times for the module via the product page. Documentation is only available in the first link, and some documents (devkit datasheet and software release notes) require logging into the website.

Via LinuxGizmos

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