Inforce 68A1 SoM supports up to seven 4Kp120 cameras, dual 4Kp120 video encoding/decoding

SMART Wireless Computing has announced the Inforce 68A1, a compact system-on-module based on Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT processor with support for up to seven concurrent 4Kp120 camera inputs, and decode/encode two 4Kp120 video streams simultaneously.

Equipped with 8GB PoP DDR5 memory, 64GB UFS storage, a wireless module supporting 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1, the module is designed for high-end IoT applications such as smart cameras, video collaboration, AI hubs, connected healthcare, and smart retail.

Inforce 68A1 QCS8250 moduleInforce 68A1 specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm QCS8250 octa-core Kryo 585 processor up to 2.84 GHz (high-performance cores) or 1.8 GHz (low power cores) with Adreno 650 GPU, Adreno 665 VPU, Adreno 995 DPU, Hexagon DSP with quad HVX, NPU230 neural processing unit, Spectra 480 ISP; 15 TOPS AI processing power
  • System Memory – 8GB LPDDR5 (PoP)
  • Storage – 64GB UFS flash
  • Wireless – Qualcomm QCA6391 with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio – WCD9385 Hi-Fi Audio with codec support for MP3, AAC + eAAC, WMA 9/Pro, Dolby AC-3, eAC-3, and DTS
  • Multimedia
    • Encode – 4K120fps (HEVC/H.264)
    • Decode – 4K120fps (HEVC/H.264/VP8/VP9/VC-1/ MPEG-4)
    • Wireless Display – 4K60fps Decode + 4K30fps Encode
    • Concurrent 4K120fps decode + 4K120fps encode
  • 3x 100-pin board-to-board connectors with:
    • Storage – SD V3.0 µSD card interface
    • Display I/F – DisplayPort and MIPI DSI interfaces
    • Camera inputs – 6x MIPI-CSI camera inputs
    • Audio – 1x earphone out, 1x Aux out, 5x Mic-In
    • USB – 2x USB 3.1
    • PCIe – 1x PCIe Gen 3
    • Low-speed I/Os – 6x GPIO, UARTs, I2Cs, I3C, SPI(Master only)
  • Power Supply – +3.8V/6A Input (specs) / 4.3V DC input (block diagram), power management chip, regulators, battery charger
  • Dimensions – 50×35 mm
  • Commercial temperature range

Qualcomm QCS8250 module block diagram

SMART Wireless Computing provides an Android 10 BSP pre-loaded with Hexagon, SNPE, and OpenCV SDKs. Some specific use cases include enterprise video conferencing solutions, medical portable ultrasound machines, and retails can develop camera systems for self-checkout and to better understand their customers.

The company also provides the ACC1C20 carrier board for testing, prototyping, and development, with the features and interfaces of the ports exposes through standard connectors and headers.

Inforce 68A1 carrier boardWe’ve written several articles about Inforce Computing‘s products over the years, and but never about “SMART Wireless Computing” company. That is because Inforce Computing was acquired by SGH (Smart Global Holdings) about two years ago, and they changed the name of the company.

More details about Inforce 68a1 system-on-module can be found on the product page and the press release.

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