On Tuesday, Inforce Computing was featured at the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ for Embedded Community event in San Francisco where they announced the availability of the Snapdragon 410E and 600 embedded processors. These processors were specifically designed for IoT and embedded applications. Whether you are a global OEM or a maker working out of your garage, the Internet of Things is the future. We will soon see millions of devices communicating with us and each other in every aspect of our lives. And the best part, Qualcomm has committed to supporting these processors for at least 10 years which is great news to IoT and embedded application developers.
With the Snapdragon 410E and 600 being selected as the processors that will be supported for a minimum of 10 years, Inforce is committed to providing support through these long product lifecycles needed for embedded and IoT applications. At the Qualcomm event, we showed our Snapdragon 410E and 600 based single board computers and system on modules including a portable ultrasound machine from FUJIFILM SonoSite, iViz.
FUJIFILM SonoSite® iViz™ is a portable, battery-powered ultrasound machine based on the Inforce 64XX system on module powered by Snapdragon 600. Medical professionals all over the world are using iViz to deliver point-of-care imaging. The military used the device in Afghanistan to save 5 soldiers’ lives when they were attacked and unable to send medical aid. The unit was then able to successfully finish their mission. In France, the iViz saved a father’s life when he collapsed in a park and had to call 911. EMTs were able to send essential files to a nearby hospital where the surgery room was prepared before the father even arrived. The time saved was a lifesaver. Inforce designed a custom carrier board for the Inforce 64XX standard module powered by the Snapdragon 600 processor. SonoSite chose a Snapdragon solution to keep their device low-power and battery-operated, and still take advantage of the advanced connectivity needed to communicate with nearby hospital systems.
Qualcomm is not the only one committing to a minimum of 10 years of supply. Inforce Computing guarantees long-term commitment of supply assurance from product introduction: Inforce 6301™ Snapdragon 410E Micro SOM (Coming Soon), Inforce 6401™ Snapdragon 600 Micro SOM, Inforce 6309™ Snapdragon 410E SBC, and Inforce 6410P™ Snapdragon 600 SBC. More information can be found at http://www.inforcecomputing.com/.
Snapdragon 600 is a quad-core custom Qualcomm Krait 300 processor running at 1.5GHz per core, and ideally suitable for low cost, data-intensive, and high-performance applications. The custom CPU also comes with Qualcomm® Adreno™ 320 GPU and Hexagon™ DSP. It supports connectivity such as Bluetooth 4.0LE/3.x, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and GPS, and interfaces like SATA, PCIe, SD3.0, DDR, eMMC, HDMI and LVDS.
Snapdragon 410E features a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM® Cortez™ A53 with Adreno 306 GPU and integrated ISP up to 13MP. For multimedia intensive applications, Snapdragon 410E supports 1080p HD@30fps and H.264 playback and capture. It has advanced connectivity options with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1LE and GPS, as well key interfaces like 2xUSB2.0, MIPI-CSI, MIPI-DSI, SD3.0 and eMMC v4.5 with DDR.
Having the reliability and longevity of these processors is so critical to our embedded customers especially with medical, industrial, smart surveillance, and IoT solutions. Snapdragon 410E and 600 are joining a diverse and powerful CPU family. Inforce and Qualcomm see the huge potential these CPUs will have for the embedded and IoT industry. Inforce is eager and ready to support these ground-breaking products from prototype into commercial production at scale.
Author: Erin Hartje, Marketing Manager for Inforce Computing
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