Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) is introducing the DragonBoard™ 410c, a low-cost development board design based on the 64-bit capable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor. Bringing the Snapdragon 410 processor’s high-performing, feature-rich functionality to a broader group of developers, makers and OEMs, the credit card-sized development kit is designed to support rapid software development and prototyping for commercializing new inventions and products. The Snapdragon 410 processor is a powerful enablement technology for embedded solutions providers to support off-the-shelf or custom system-on-modules, support and design services for commercial deployments. Products in these embedded computing and Internet of Everything (IoE) product categories include the next generation of robotics, cameras, set-top-boxes, wearables, medical devices, vending machines, building automation, industrial control, digital signage, and casino gaming consoles to name a few. The DragonBoard 410c is anticipated to be made commercially available by third party distributors this summer.
“The DragonBoard 410c is a powerful, low cost platform engineered to allow the rapid development of commercial solutions to address the expanding embedded compute and IoE industries across multiple operating systems,” said Jason Bremner, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies. “The DragonBoard 410c will play a critical role in helping drive the innovation of embedded computing products on a global basis.”
DragonBoard 410c platform has superior functionality and computing capabilities. Key features include:
- CPUs: Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A53 CPUs at up to 1.2 GHz per core; 64-bit capability
- Graphics: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 GPU with 400MHz high quality graphics
- Video: 1080p HD video playback and capture with H.264 (AVC)
- Camera: Support for 13 megapixel camera with Wavelet Noise Reduction, JPEG decoder, and other post-processing techniques done in hardware
- Memory: LPDDR2/3 533MHz Single-channel 32-bit (4.2GBps) non-POP/ eMMC 4.51 SD 3.0 (UHS-I)
- Integrated Connectivity Qualcomm® VIVE™ 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, FM
- Integrated Location: Qualcomm® IZat™ Gen8C
- OS Support: Android and Linux
- Expansion Connectors: 1x 40 pin Low-Speed connector (UART, SPI, I2S, I2C x2, GPIO x12, DC power), 1x 60 pin High-Speed connector (4L-MIPI DSI, USB, I2C x2, 2L+4LMIPI CSI) and Analog expansion connector (Headset, Speaker, FM antenna)
- I/O Interfaces: HDMI Full-size Type A connector (1080p HD @ 30fps), 1x USB 2.0 micro B (device mode only), 2x USB 2.0 type A (host mode only), micro SD card slot
The DragonBoard 410c is one of the world’s first high performance, 64-bit capable, low cost ARM based platforms.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ high-performance, 64-bit ARM developer platform will offer new possibilities for the industry,” said Noel Hurley, general manager, CPU group, ARM. “The feature-rich functionality of the DragonBoard 410c will enable developers, makers and OEMs to utilize ARM technology to accelerate the rate of inventions and products reaching the embedded industry. Qualcomm Technologies’ latest board is a dynamic addition to the vast choice designers can enjoy.”
DragonBoard 410c is also designed to be compatible with the 96Boards Consumer Edition which supports the hardware ecosystem to develop a range of compatible add-on products, shields and accessories. 96Boards is the open platform specification for high-performance development boards supported by Linaro, the non-profit engineering organization developing open source software for ARM architecture.
“Linaro is working with Qualcomm Technologies to accelerate open source software development for Snapdragon processor-based platforms,” said George Grey, CEO, Linaro Ltd. “We are excited to have the DragonBoard 410c support the 96Boards Consumer Edition specification. We look forward to assisting the DragonBoard 410c development community, makers, universities and embedded product developers through the 96Boards.org community site.”
For more information, please visit http://developer.qualcomm.com/dragonboard410c.
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