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Inforce Computing releases Inforce 6640 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor

Inforce Computing releases Inforce 6640™, the computing industry’s first commercial single board computer based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor for advanced, high-end embedded devices

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Inforce Computing Announces the Latest Inforce 6601 Micro SOM Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor

The Production-Ready and Cross-Compatible Micro System-on-Module (SOM) Offers an Accelerated Path to Designing Next Generation Embedded Computing Solutions

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – April 26, 2016) –

Highlights:

  • Joins a growing family of Inforce Micro SOMs that are cross-compatible and offers a frictionless path to upgrade legacy embedded systems with cutting-edge compute and multimedia technologies
  • Purpose built in a tiny form-factor to empower next-generation compute-intensive applications that require high-performance quad-core CPU, GPU, DSP, ISP, 4K UHD HEVC video encode and decode, HDMI 2.0 support, and advanced connectivity solutions
  • Takes advantage of the long lifecycle and powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors built on ultra-low-power 14nm FinFET process technologies

Inforce Computing®, Inc., a leading provider of modular embedded computing platforms and solutions, today announced availability of the latest Inforce_6601_Micro-SOM-topInforce 6601™ Micro SOM, featuring the 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 processor for advanced embedded applications. The Snapdragon 820 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting designs that require 4K Ultra HD HEVC (H.265) video and graphics processing, ultra-low power consumption, and 64-bit ARM®v8 quad-core CPU performance, the Inforce 6601 Micro SOM is tailored to bring forth exciting and new mobile processing technologies to next-generation embedded applications. Continue reading Inforce Computing Announces the Latest Inforce 6601 Micro SOM Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor

New Inforce 6401 Micro SOM Delivers High Performance in a Tiny Form Factor

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New Inforce 6401 Micro SOM Delivers High Performance in a Tiny Form Factor

Inforce Computing Adds the Cross-compatible System-on-Module (SOM) to a Growing Line of Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Micro SOMs

Fremont, Calif., October 22, 2015 /MarketWired/

Highlights:

  • Based on the long life cycle and powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ 8064T SoC)
  • The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM joins a product-line of electrical, pin, and form-factor compatible SOMs with a common carrier board, allowing easy migration to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
  • The ultra-compact Inforce 6401 Micro SOM is well suited for advanced Internet-of-Everything (IoE) systems at the edge of the network that require quad-core compute performance
  • Inforce provides value added design assistance services for custom carrier board design to accelerate embedded system time-to-market

Inforce Computing®, Inc., a leading provider of modular embedded computing platforms, today introduced the new product-ready Inforce 6401™ Micro SOM featuring the ARM®v7 ISA compatible Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ 8064T SoC).  The Snapdragon 600 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting embedded system applications that require HD video and graphics processing, ultra-low power consumption and high-performance, the Inforce 6401 is designed to make the well-proven and quad-core processing power of the Snapdragon 600 mobile platform easily accessible for a variety of space, weight and power (SWaP) constrained industrial IoE and consumer devices.

The plug-and-play Inforce 6401 Micro SOM brings forth the Snapdragon 600 processor’s rich features with support for a full set of peripheral devices to deliver a continued high standard of benefits for embedded systems developers:

  • Quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm® Krait™ 300 CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 320 GPU, and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ v4 DSP
  • Fast, flexible prototyping: the Inforce 6401 Micro SOM exposes a comprehensive array of interfaces on the Snapdragon 600 processor including 2x MIPI CSI, Dual 4-lane MIPI DSI and touch screen, 2X USB 2.0, USB 2.0 OTG, PCIe, HDMI, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIO’s, SDC, and more.
  • Excellent Android function and peripheral support with a KitKat 4.4.2 BSP and Linux based on Ubuntu 14.10 BSP that includes drivers for Wi-Fi, BT 4.0, GPS and video acceleration up to 1080p60 resolution, three cameras up to 20MP, and highly flexible power management.
  • Strong support for custom carrier board design with a design assistance services package that includes reference schematics and access to a dedicated customer support engineer
  • Take advantage of the SDKs of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, such as the FastCV™ computer vision SDK, the Qualcomm® Multicore Asynchronous Runtime Environment (MARE) SDK, the Qualcomm® Vuforia™ mobile vision platform, and Qualcomm Hexagon SDK, to fast-track your embedded designs
  • Enable interoperable connectivity and communication across different transports, platforms and operating systems among devices with the use of AllJoyn®, a collaborative open-source software framework from the AllSeen Alliance. SDK available from allseenalliance.org

“Inforce has delivered a micro SOM that truly utilizes the Snapdragon 600 processor’s long product lifecycle and capabilities for mid-range high performance compute requirements in video and graphics processing, portable medical imaging, hands-free computing, and robotics,” said Tia Cassett, senior director of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “What makes the Inforce 6401 Micro SOM really attractive for embedded designers is that it accelerates their time-to-launch and provides an easy migration path to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-based SOMs.”

In addition to delivering the high performance capabilities of the Snapdragon 600 processor, the high compute-density Inforce 6401 Micro SOM includes 2GB PCDDR3, 4GB eMMC, FCC pre-certified dual-channel/dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11ac) and BT 4.0 module, support for 2 cameras up to 20MP, GPS, audio codec, onboard power management, and hardware assisted H.264 (AVC) HD video capture and playback. Optional SKU variants of the Micro SOM come with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 OS, full EMI shielding and thermal characterization/analysis for constrained designs. Inforce also provides a cost-effective hybrid manufacturing model to rapidly scale customer designs to volume production.

“Inforce pioneered the first commercial Micro SOMs based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Our customers are engineering some of the most challenging embedded designs for the IoE. The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM fits their stringent requirements in a configuration that eases the burden of designing the most difficult part of an IoE embedded system,” said Jagat Acharya, CEO of Inforce Computing, Inc.  “The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM gives system designers the maximum amount of flexibility and control over their projects by providing the core Snapdragon 600 processor functionality while exposing a maximum level of system I/O for customer designed carrier cards. Inforce 6401 Micro SOM also provides embedded designers the right path to seamless future upgrades, ensuring their products don’t get obsoleted and are competitive in the marketplace.”

The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM single units are priced at US$166 stand-alone. Embedded systems designers have the option of purchasing a complete development kit at a price of US$371, which includes the following:

 

  • The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM
  • A full-fledged carrier board, which comprehensively expands the I/O and connectivity
  • A starter kit with power supply, micro-USB cable, and an acrylic base

The Inforce 6401 Micro SOM is available now and can be ordered online here. For more information on lead times and volume pricing, please contact sales@inforcecomputing.com.

 

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About Inforce Computing

Inforce Computing is at the bleeding edge of modern embedded computing design. At Inforce, we are inspired by the inflection point in mobile and wireless technologies that are spawning innovative applications and services. Inforce is a leading developer of high-performance Android and Ubuntu Linux OS based product-ready hardware compute platforms for real life applications. Enhanced by working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Inforce designs and manufactures powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-based system-on-modules (SOM) and single-board-computers (SBC) in ultra-low power and tiny form factors. Inforce Computing supplies high performance processing, networking, and embedded hardware platforms based on widely-used open standards for a variety of applications. More information can be found at www.inforcecomputing.com.

 

Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno, Hexagon and Vuforia are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Krait and FastCV are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Krait, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Hexagon and Qualcomm Multicore Asynchronous Runtime Environment are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm Vuforia is a product of Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. AllJoyn is a registered trademark of AllSeen Alliance, Inc. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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Inforce Computing Sets a New Standard in Embedded Computing With the Announcement of Inforce 6501, a Micro System-on-Module

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Inforce Computing Sets a New Standard in Embedded Computing With the Announcement of Inforce 6501, a Micro System-on-Module

With a form-factor of just 28mm x 50mm, the Inforce 6501 is a highly compact Micro SOM based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor

Fremont, CA – April 06, 2015: Inforce Computing®, Inc., a leading provider of modular systems for embedded applications, today announced the ultra-smallInforce 6501™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM). The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 805 processor, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The Snapdragon 805 processor with 2.7 GHz CPUs features the Qualcomm® Adreno420 GPU, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP v50, and dual image signal processors, supporting a comprehensive encoding and decoding Ultra HD (4K) video solution, and delivers high-resolution video and imaging for embedded devices. The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM comes with up to 3GB of PoP LPDDR3 RAM on a 2×64-bit high-bandwidth memory bus to provide fast and seamless multitasking.

Arrow Electronics and Inforce Computing Announce Global Franchise Agreement for Inforce’s Embedded Computing Platforms

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NUREMBERG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and Inforce Computing®, Inc. today announced a global franchise agreement for Inforce Computing’s embedded solutions.
Inforce Computing is a supplier of application-ready embedded hardware platforms for low-power, small footprint, and high-performance solutions based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ families of processors and chipsets. Inforce’s system-on-module (SoM), single-board-computer (SBC), development kits, and wireless technologies have enabled OEM solutions in diverse markets such as portable medical imaging, collaboration and videoconferencing, hands-free computing, robotics, and drones. Inforce leverages mobile and embedded Internet technologies to provide hardware and software support for the long term.

“Arrow provides Inforce unprecedented coverage and reach worldwide into the industrial, medical, automotive, and other sophisticated embedded markets that are increasingly looking at Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-based solutions for improved power efficiencies, higher performance, extended product lifecycles, and clear roadmaps,” said Jagat Acharya, chief executive officer, Inforce Computing. “As a Qualcomm licensee, Inforce has brought to market several innovative SoM and SBC solutions based on the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 805 processors. We look forward to a very fruitful relationship with Arrow as we leverage their expertise in diverse industry segments.”

“As one of the leading embedded distributors and technology providers, Arrow is pleased to offer Inforce Computing products and services globally,” said David West, vice president of global marketing and engineering for Arrow’s global components business. “We look forward to bringing their expertise and hardware platforms to our broad embedded customers globally. Inforce Computing’s product offering increases Arrow’s comprehensive embedded portfolio, and enables us to expand our product offering for existing customers, as well as reach new markets.”

Inforce is exhibiting at the Embedded World 2015 conference, Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 24 through Feb. 26. Visit Inforce at Hall-1, booth 1-661 to find out more about the Snapdragon processor-based small form factor products for embedded designs.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

About Inforce Computing

Fremont, Calif.-based Inforce Computing designs and manufactures high-performance processing, networking, and embedded hardware platforms based on widely used open standards for real-life applications such as in medical imaging, smart office, robotics and UAVs, and wearable hands-free computing. More information can be found at www.inforcecomputing.com.

The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Contacts

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John Hourigan, 303-824-4586

Inforce Computing Introduces the IFC6410 Single-board Computer Pre-loaded With Linaro for Embedded Applications

Marking the Occasion, Inforce Offers the IFC6410 Board at a Discounted Price of $75 for a Limited Time

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 22, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, which designs and supplies embedded modular platforms, today announced the shipping of pre-loaded Linaro™ builds for the Inforce 6410 (IFC6410) Pico-ITX single-board computer (SBC) featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. To encourage the ecosystem of embedded developers working on open-source Linux® platforms, Inforce Computing is offering the IFC6410 SBC for a limited period of time at the discounted price of $75 with the coupon code “6410linaro”.

The IFC6410 is an ultra-small and cost-effective SBC solution for embedded developers in a convenient Pico-ITX standard form factor. It brings powerful tablet and mobile-class computing to prototyping applications in robotics, industrial and office automation, medical devices, and more. The IFC6410 provides developers easy access to the rich I/O, compute resources (CPU, GPU, DSP, etc.), and power efficiency of the Snapdragon 600 system-on-chip.

The IFC6410 now ships pre-loaded with the latest Linaro Member Build that provides a desktop-like environment using Ubuntu™ and the Gnome desktop. The Linaro Ubuntu-based releases also integrate and use the freedreno driver to support 2D/3D GPUs on the IFC6410 platform. Linaro Ltd., is a collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture based embedded devices.

The Inforce 6410 will ship with the board, a Pico-ITX case, power adapter, and free email-based technical support for $75 (plus taxes and shipping as applicable) with the discount coupon code “6410linaro”. Only limited quantities are available for purchase at the discounted price between now and September 25th, 2014. More information on the IFC6410 and ordering details can be found at http://test.inforcelive.com/product/moreinfo/ifc6410.html.

Inforce Computing Releases the Inforce 6540 Development System Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, a leading supplier for modular embedded systems developers, today announced the availability of the Inforce 6540 Pico-ITX single-board computer featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting embedded systems applications that require outstanding video and graphics, low power consumption, and exceptional computing performance, the Inforce 6540 is designed to make the latest mobile platform technology available to a broad range of industrial, medical, defense, and consumer devices.
The Inforce 6540 complements the Snapdragon 805 processor’s rich features with a set of peripheral devices and technical support to deliver a new standard of benefits to embedded systems developers:

Memory scalability through MicroSD slot
Fast, flexible prototyping: the Inforce 6540 exposes the full array of interfaces on the Snapdragon 805 processor including 3x MIPI CSI, Dual MIPI DSI and touch screen, 2X USB 3.0, dual PCIe, SATA 3, RS232, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIO’s and MPPs.
Excellent Android function and peripheral support with a KitKat 4.4 BSP that includes drivers for Wi-Fi, BT 4.1, GPS / accelerometer / gyro, 3D graphics and video acceleration up to 4K resolution, cameras up to 55MP resolution, and highly flexible power management.
“Our customers are engineering the Internet of Everything. Inforce is dedicated to delivering sophisticated embedded solutions and the Snapdragon 805 processor is a perfect fit for our product roadmap. Mobile platforms are truly setting the pace for features and performance in embedded systems,” said Jagat Acharya, CEO of Inforce Computing, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies has delivered an impressive set of video, graphics, computing, and power management capabilities in the Snapdragon 805 processor. Wrapping that in Inforce’s development and support products helps embedded system designers to rapidly access the capabilities they need to create powerful, connected solutions for industrial, medical, military, and consumer applications.”

The Snapdragon 805 processor focuses on encoding and decoding 4K video and it is one of the first mobile processors to support a comprehensive Ultra HD (4K) solution. The Snapdragon 805 processor is also designed to help deliver high-resolution video, imaging and gaming to embedded devices featuring quad-core 2.7 GHz CPUs and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 420 GPU by Qualcomm Technologies, while also providing improved graphics and computing performance from previous generation Snapdragon processors.

In addition to delivering the high performance capabilities of the Snapdragon 805 processor, the Inforce 6540 will feature a small Pico-ITX form factor with 2GB LPDDR3, Wi-Fi (802.11ac) + BT 4.1, 4GB eMMC, support for 3 cameras up to 55MP, GPS, Ultra HD video, and sensor module.

The Inforce 6540 will ship with the board, a Pico-ITX case, power adapter, and free email-based technical support for $249. It is available for purchase now at www.inforcecomputing.com and is shipping now. You can also email sales@inforcecomputing.com for more information.

Inforce will showcase the Inforce 6540 at the ARM® TechCon conference, Santa Clara, CA, October 1-2, 2014. Visit the Inforce booth #423 to find out more about Inforce 6540 and other Snapdragon processor based small form factor products for embedded designs.

Inforce Computing Releases the Inforce 6540 Development System Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, a leading supplier for modular embedded systems developers, today announced the availability of the Inforce 6540 Pico-ITX single-board computer featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting embedded systems applications that require outstanding video and graphics, low power consumption, and exceptional computing performance, the Inforce 6540 is designed to make the latest mobile platform technology available to a broad range of industrial, medical, defense, and consumer devices.