Inforce Introduces Snapdragon 660 & 845 Modules with On-Device AI

ACC-1C20 Carrier Board

Inforce Computing has just launched two new pin-compatible system-on-modules, namely Inforce 6502 and Inforce 6701, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 & Snapdragon 845 SoC respectively. In their newsletter, the company claims those are their first modules with on-device AI capabilities with the Snapdragon 660 enabling “advanced visual computing, enhanced graphics and on-device machine learning capabilities”, while the more powerful Snapdragon 845 is better suited for “immersive multimedia experiences including optimized AI performance for a more responsive, power-efficient user- experience and capture of cinema-grade videos in [email protected] resolution. Inforce 6502 Snapdragon 660 SoM Specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 8-core Kryo 260 processor, Adreno 512 GPU, Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) for Caffe2 and Tensorflow System Memory & Storage – 3GB LPDDR4, Dual-Channel + 32GB eMMC flash in single eMCP package Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 + Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO and Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) via WCN3990 + 2x MHF4 connectors GPS/ GLONASS location via …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Xilinx Arm FPGA, Snapdragon SoM’s, and Wandboard SBC Field Trip to Space

SpaceX Starlink Satellites Falcon Rocket

Most embedded systems are used here on planet earth, but some do take off heading for space, and this week I come accross two separate projects leveraging Arm processors and FPGAs, as well as Ubuntu/ROS and Android operating systems: SpaceX Starlink communication satellites and Astrobee robots roaming in the international space station (ISS) SpaceX Starlink Satellites with Xilinx Ultrascale+ Arm + FPGA SoC SpaceX is about to launch a cloud of 60 Starlink communication satellites that aims to provide internet communication anywhere in the world. That’s just a start as eventually the plan is to get up to 12,000 of those satellites. Usually, we would not know many technical details about the satellites, but as one reader pointed out (Thanks Lawrence!), a Reddit thread about the launch, also pointed to a NASA document revealing the satellites are powered by Xilinx Ultrascale+ quad core Cortex-A53 processor with FPGA fabric. Milestone 2 in Article 4 of the document explains a bit more: …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Inforce 6560 Snapdragon 660 Pico-ITX SBC Comes with 3 MIPI Camera Connectors

Inforce 6560

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 – …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Inforce 6320 Snapdragon 410E Powered IoT Edge Gateway Launched for $250

Inforce Computing launched several boards and modules based on Snapdragon 410/410E including 6301 SoM and 6309 micro SBC, which their customers can integrate into their own products. The company has now launched an “Application Ready Platform” with Inforce 6320 IoT/IoE (Internet of Everything) edge routers that can be deployed directly by their customers. Inforce 6320 comes with a Snapdragon 410E board with dual Gigabit Ethernet, a Wireless module with WiFi and Bluetooth, USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI port and other interfaces, as well as a rugged metal enclosure also used for cooling.Inforce 6320 IoT gateway specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E processor (APQ8016E) with four ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit CPU @1.2GHz, Adreno 306 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.0, DirectX, and OpenCL, Hexagon QDSP6 @ 700MHz System Memory and Storage – 1GB LPDDR3 RAM + 8GB eMMC (eMCP package); MicroSD card connector Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, BT 4.1 LE (WCN3620 module) with one u.FL antenna GPS Dual Ethernet …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

$99 Inforce IFC6420 Qualcomm Snapdragon 600E Board Comes with 3 HDMI Out/In Ports

Inforce Computing has introduced the first board of their “Application Ready Platforms” family with Inforce 6420 SBC powered by Qualcomm Snpadragon 600 / 600E processor, and equipped with three HDMI ports including one HDMI input, and two independent HDMI outputs making suitable for products needing streaming, content sharing or rendering on multiple displays. The board also comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, etc… for “edge computing in the IoT space”. Inforce 6420 board specifications: SoC –  Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 / 600E (APQ8064 / APQ8064E)  quad core Krait 300 CPU @ up to 1.7 GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, and Hexagon DSP System Memory – 2GB on-board DDR3 (PCDDR3-533MHz) Storage – 4GB eMMC flash (expandable to 64GB) Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via Atheros8151, dual band dual stream 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 via QCA6234 Video – 2x HDMI 1.4a outputs up to 1080p, 1x HDMI input up to 1080p Audio – WCD9311 audio codec; 8-channel 7.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital Plus, …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Inforce 6309 Snapdragon 410E micro SBC is Now Selling for $89 (Promo)

With its Snapdragon 410E processor,  Inforce 6309 single board computer is similar to Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c board, except it adds a Gigabit Ethernet port with optional PoE/RS484 add-on, switches HDMI with micro HDMI, replaces Low and High speed connectors with LVDS, dual MIPI-DSI, and 26-pin IO onnector, as well as offering an extended temperature range. It’s also designed for production, rather than just development, but it normally costs $126 instead of $75 for Qualcomm’s 96Boards compliant board. Inforce is now bringing that price down with a summer promotion allowing you to buy the board for $89 using summer coupon, excluding potential taxes, and shipping. I’ll reproduce the specifications below for reference: SoC- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410/410E (APQ8016/APQ8016E) quad-core ARM CortexA53 @ 1.2 GHz with Adreno 306 GPU and Hexagon QDSP6 @ 700 MHz System Memory – 1GB LPDDR3 @ 533MHz, single-channel 32-bit (4.2GBps) Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (eMCP package with RAM) + micro SD slot Video Output / Display IF …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SBCs: Inforce 6640, iWave iW-RainboW-G25S, and DragonBoard 820c

We’ve already covered Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-modules such as Intrinsyc Open-Q 820 and Inforce 6601, which can be used with baseboards that are suitable for development, but so far I had not seen a single board computer (SBC) powered by the processor optimized for mass production and suitable for integration into products. Bu this is about to change, as three Snapdragon 820 SBCs are now (or soon will be) available with Inforce Computing 6640, iWave iW-RainboW-G25S, and DragonBoard 820c. Inforce 6640 SBC Inforce Computing 6640 Single Board Computer specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core Kryo processor with 2x cores @ up to 2.2GHz, 2x cores @ up to 1.6GHz, Adreno 530 GPU, Hexagon 680 DSP System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 Storage – Up to 64GB UFS 2.0 flash, microSD slot Video Output / Display Interface – 2x 4-lane MIPI-DSI DPHY 1.2 , 1x HDMI 2.0 interface for touch screen displays Audio – WDC9335 audio codec; 4x line out; …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Inforce 6309L Board is Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E Processor with 10-year Availability

Inforce Computing launched 6309 micro single board computer powered by Snapdragon 410 processor, and compatible with 96Boards Dragon 410c board, a little over a year ago. The company has sent a newsletter promoting the launch of cost-down version with long term support equipped with Snapdragon 410E processor, and named Inforce 6309L. Comparison table between Inforce 6309L board and DragonBoard 410C provided by the company: Inforce 6309L Dragonboard 410C SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor with Adreno 306 GPU Dimensions 54mm x 85mm Memory Storage 1GB LPDDR3 8GB eMMC Micro SD Connectivity Wi-Fi/BT/GPS Video 1080p HD video 720p HEVC playback Camera Dual cameras 13MP on MIPI-CSI Interfaces Micro USB, USB, Micro HDMI, MIPI-CSI, expansion header Micro USB, USB, HDMI, expansion header Operating System Android Lollipop 5.1 Linux (Debian) Win10 IoT core Both boards are pretty similar, except Inforce 6901L replaced the HDMI port with a mico HDMI port, and adds a MIPI CSI header. Cost down have …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon