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An Upstream Linux Release for the Snapdragon 820 based Inforce 6601 Development kit is now available!

Linux release for the Snapdragon 820

We are happy to announce a fully featured release for Debian Linux software for the Inforce 6601 development kit. This release is based on Linaro’s Debian Linux build based on upstream kernel 4.14 and Debian 10 buster rootfs. This release has support for some exclusive features on Linux like preview and capture from the OV5640 camera sensor based Inforce ACC1H10 accessory through the onboard MIPI-CSI interface apart from improved thermal performance, hardware accelerated H265 encode/decode through Gstreamer integrated codecs, 4K HDMI output with audio apart from a whole lot of other standard features. Continue reading An Upstream Linux Release for the Snapdragon 820 based Inforce 6601 Development kit is now available!

Android Nougat 7 for Inforce Snapdragon™ 410 Based Platforms

Inforce Computing Snapdragon™ 410 powered platforms got a big upgrade!  Android Nougat has arrived with our new Android software release V3.0.  This release features Android 7.1.1 which is based on Linux kernel version 3.10.49.  This is specifically applicable to Inforce products: Inforce 6301 Micro SOM based dev kit and Micro SBC Inforce 6309.

Android Nougat 7 for Inforce Snapdragon™ 410

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New Release for ACC-1S80 4K Video Input Card for Inforce 6640

For those developers currently figuring out the best way to add 4K video technology input into their devices, tune in now.  Inforce recently announced Inforce ACC-1S80, an accessory card used with Inforce Snapdragon™ 820 platforms to bring 4K video input in through dual MIPI-CSI.

ACC-1S80 4K video input card for Inforce 6640

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UltraHD 4K HDMI Input Integrates into Snapdragon Solutions by Plugging in Inforce Computing’s New Accessory ACC-1S80

UltraHD 4K HDMI Input Integrates into Snapdragon Solutions by Plugging in Inforce Computing’s New Accessory ACC-1S80

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inforce Computing®, Inc., a leading provider of modular embedded computing platforms and solutions, introduces a new accessory card for their Snapdragon™ 820 based products, ACC-1S80™. This accessory card enables developers to bring in UHD 4K video input into Inforce 66XX based products through HDMI to CSI. Continue reading UltraHD 4K HDMI Input Integrates into Snapdragon Solutions by Plugging in Inforce Computing’s New Accessory ACC-1S80

Inforce 6601 Micro SOM now with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support

New Linux Release! Get connected on Inforce 6601 Micro SOM now with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support

To continue our push with Linux on Snapdragon 820 products to support essential features for your product, we have released a new Linux package for Inforce 6601 SOM based development kit. Inforce 6601 now has support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in this latest release which is now available on our TechWeb under release 0.5. This release is based on Linaro’s Debian based build based on Linux kernel 3.18 and has all the features previously supported in the last BSP.
Continue reading New Linux Release! Get connected on Inforce 6601 Micro SOM now with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support

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

Fremont, CA, February 16, 2017 /MarketWired/

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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, 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

 

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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Full-featured Android Lollipop (5.0.2) BSP Now Available for the Inforce 6540 SBC and the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM

Software Update for the Inforce 6540™ Single Board Computer  and the Inforce 6501™ Micro SOM (powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805/APQ8084 processor)

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A full-featured Android Board Support Package (BSP) running Lollipop 5.0.2 on the Inforce 6540 SBC and the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is available for download from Inforce Computing’s TechWeb for registered users. This is a significant enhancement in software support for Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-based embedded designs from Inforce Computing.

Software Platform Version
The following software platforms are supported in this release:

  • Linux Kernel – Version 3.10.40
  • Android Lollipop – Version 5.0.2

Vasu Madabushi
The Inforce Computing Team

© 2015 Inforce Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.