The DragonBoard 410c

March 26, 2015 | 00:20
The DragonBoard 410c
The DragonBoard 410c

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series processors are usually thought of as the power behind many Smartphone designs, but now to encourage its take-up by the community developing general embedded applications and IoE products Qualcomm have introduced a development board for that processor.

The DragonBoard 410c features advanced processing power, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity and GPS all packed into a board the size of a credit card. The DragonBoard 410c is designed to support rapid software development, education and prototyping, and is compliant with the 96Boards Consumer Edition specification. All this should make it ideal for enabling embedded computing and Internet of Everything (IoE) products, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles and well, you name it.

Feature highlights:

  • OS Support: Android, Linux, and Windows 10
  • CPU: quad-core ARM Cortex A53 at up to 1.2 GHz per core, 32-bit and 64-Bit capable
  • Memory: LPDDR2/3 533 MHz Single-channel 32-bit (4.2GBps) non-POP/ eMMC 4.51 SD 3.0 (UHS-I)
  • Graphics: Adreno™ 306 400 MHz PC-class 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
  • Connectivity and Location: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n, BT/FM, GPS
  • 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
  • Expansion:
    • 1x 40 pin low speed expansion connector: UART, SPI, I2S, I2C x2, GPIO x12, DC power
    • 1x 60 pin high speed expansion connector: 4L-MIPI DSI, USB, I2C x2, 2L+4LMIPI CSI
    • Analog expansion connector: Headset, Speaker, FM antenna
    • Arduino compatibility through mezzanine board

Qualcomm have announced that the development platform will be available from Arrow Electronics.

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