Data is the new currency for many companies and now even cities. As ordinary objects gain sensors and connectivity, even more data will start to flood through the corporate gates. By 2020, there will be 10s of billions of connected devices in a massive explosion of the Internet of Things, according to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (2016). With big data growing, companies big and small need to find better ways to analyze all this data at the edge of IoT to obtain meaningful information in order to make educated decisions. Inforce Computing has announced Inforce 6301 micro SOM which is perfectly aligned for the next generation of connected devices and gateways for the Internet of Things.
The Inforce 6301 micro SOM is powered by the Snapdragon 410E processor, which was recently announced by Qualcomm that they will support this product line for at least 10 years. The Snapdragon 410E system-on-chip is a 64-bit quad core running at 1.2 GHz each core and packaged with Adreno 306 GPU, Hexagon V50 DSP @700Mhz, and ISP for image sensors up to 13MP@1.5GP/s throughput for media-rich applications. At a small footprint of 28mm X 50mm, Inforce 6301 micro SOM takes advantage of a versatile set of interfaces and features including BT/Wi-Fi/GPS connectivity, 1080p full HD w/ H.264 playback and capture, 4-lane MIPI-DSI, and up to 13 MP MIPI-CSI2 camera.
“Our customers are designing complex and intelligent systems for the highly distributed and fragmented IoT space. Inforce 6301 micro SOM is intended to be a core building block in a modular system architecture ideally suited for multitudes of applications in the evolving IoT market”, says Inforce CEO, Jagat Acharya. “With the introduction of Inforce 6301, our customers now have option to select from four generations of Snapdragon based micro SOMs that are compatible and supported for long-life embedded applications. ”
For immediate testing and prototyping, application developers can buy the Inforce 6301 development kit which includes the micro SOM and mini carrier board. The carrier board has I/O interfaces such as Micro SD, HDMI, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIOs, and USB2.0(Host/Debug).
Inforce 6301 is a production-ready platform and volume manufacturing is available. Inforce Computing can also build a custom carrier for the micro SOM with the custom carrier package or design a full custom board, all with support from prototyping through production.
Inforce 6301 is available and priced at $85 for a single unit which includes a fully-featured micro SOM with 1GB LPDDR3, 8GB eMMC, and Wi-Fi/BT connectivity. OEM competitive pricing is available on request. The Inforce 6301 development kit is being sold today on the Inforce e-commerce store for $185. The development kit includes:
- Inforce 6301 Micro SOM (includes 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC)
- A cross-compatible carrier board with a variety of I/Os
- A starter kit with a 5V power supply, micro-USB cable, and an acrylic base
- Access to Inforce TechWeb for documentation and tech support
For more information or to purchase the Inforce 6301, head to www.inforcecomputing.com.
Author: Erin Hartje, Marketing Manager for Inforce Computing
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