Intrinsyc DragonBoard puts Snapdragon 800 in embedded gear

intrinsycEmbedded hardware solutions provider Intrinsyc has come out with a new development kit that aims to put the power of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 CPU into the hands of developers for the next generation of embedded products.

The Intrinsyc DragonBoard 8074 development kit brings together the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 8074 embedded SoC CPU onto a mini-ITX motherboard with a qFHD (960×540-pixel) capacitive touchscreen. However, it doesn’t include any cellular support.

The SoC includes the Adreno 330 GPU core plus the Hexagon QDSP6 digital signal processor so it’s the full deal, just designed for embedded applications. The kit comes with the Snapdragon CPU on a Qseven-compatible form-factor board, which sits on the mini-ITX motherboard.

Intrinsyc is aiming the development kit at: ruggedized tablets, digital signage, government/public safety, medical, robotics, wearable displays, video streaming/conferencing.

The Open-Q mainboard contains the SoC with added RAM, flash storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi while the mini-ITX board provides extra ports including HDMI output, USB2.0 and USB3.0 ports, J-Tag debug, Gigabit Ethernet and dual SATA ports. The company says includes Android 4.2.

While the Snapdragon 8074 itself is capable of handling up to 55MP image sensors, the DragonBoard 8074 kit seems to limit this to just 30MP, although that would be more than enough in most applications. There’s video encoding/decoding functionality on-board for 1080p video at 120Hz and support for two 2K monitors or 1 4K monitor.

Hardware
* Processor: Snapdragon 8074 ARMv7 Quad Core 2.3 GHz
* PMIC with battery support (optional)
* Memory: 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB of eMMC
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, GNSS
* Display: HDMI out and qHD LCD with capacitive touch
* Audio: 5.1 channel, 3.5 headset and microphone
* Connector: USB OTG, USB Host 2.0 & 3.0, UART, JTAG
* External storage: Micro SD, SATA
* Camera support (optional)
* Sensors support: compass, gyro, accelerometer, etc. (optional)
Software
* Android 4.2

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