Inforce Snapdragon 600E platforms have been upgraded to Android Lollipop

Snapdragon 600E based Inforce 6410P SBC and Inforce 6401 Micro SOM got a big upgrade with Android Lollipop, allowing developers to put their Kit Kat days behind them.

Inforce Snapdragon 600E platforms upgraded to Android LollipopNew BSPs for Inforce 6410P and Inforce 6401 Development Kit are now available on the Inforce TechWeb

The Android BSP Software Release Version 2.0 is now running Android Lollipop 5.1 on Inforce platforms based on the 32-bit Snapdragon 600E processor (APQ8064 SoC).  This release is based on the Linux kernel, version 3.4.0, and Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

This BSP Software Release Version 2.0 has been validated for ACC-1H10, Omnivision based 5MP camera adapter card, and with ACC-1B30, 4-inch MIPI Display Adapter Card Kit.

Instructions to create a build environment for Android is available at https://source.android.com/source/requirements.html.

Features supported in the BSP release 2.0 include:

  • Android Lollipop 5.1.1
  • Memory
    • SYS6401
      • 2GB LPDDR2 and eMMC 4GB
    • IFC6410P
      • 2GB PCDDR3 and eMMC 4GB
    • CPU Frequency up to 1.7GHz for each core
    • USB
      • USB 2.0 input (mouse and keyboard)
      • USB Mass Storage
      • OTG Port
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz client functionality, BT 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet
    • Display
      • HDMI 1080p@60
      • MIPI-DSI
    • Camera
      • MIPI-CSI H.264 1080p@30fps
      • 1080p USB Camera using Microsoft LifeCam HD 5000
    • GPS
    • FastCV SDK 1.7 package
    • Other features supported and limitations can be found in respective Android Release Notes for Inforce 6410P and Inforce 6401 located on the Inforce TechWeb.

BSPs from Inforce Computing consist of pre-built binary files that can be directly flashed on to the boards along with instructions to download the entire source tree, apply patches and perform a build to generate flash-able images.  These patches are adaptions and customizations worked on by Inforce Computing to ensure that all features specific to the platform are enabled by the software.

You can still find past releases supported under TechWeb.  If you do not find exactly what you are looking for, please reach out to our Sales team at sales@inforcecomputing.com. We would love to hear from you with your wishes and expectations for our next releases so we can get to work.

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Erin Hartje

Erin Hartje is Inforce Computing's Product Marketing Manager.

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