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Inforce Computing at Embedded World 2017

From robots cooking sausages to an augmented reality BMW® i8™ test drive, Embedded World showed the latest and greatest the embedded world had to offer. Internet of Things was no doubt at the center of the show and we were thrilled to see so many eager developers with such unique applications for Snapdragon™ technology ranging from surgical devices to industrial automation and smart city management.Inforce Computing at Embedded World 2017

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Inforce Computing is Exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 on 14th-16thMarch 2017

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What: Embedded World 2017

When: 14th-16th March 2017

Where: Nuremburg Exhibition Centre, Germany

Booth: Find us with Arrow, Qualcomm & Basler

Embedded World is a leading international trade fair held yearly in Nuremburg, Germany. The 2016 event saw an impressive 939 exhibitors and an outstanding 30,063 visitors at Embedded World 2016. As one of the significant events in the embedded community, Embedded World 2017 is ready to bring together an exciting array of embedded developers, design engineers and manufacturers of embedded systems. (Credit: Embedded World 2017)

Inforce Computing is a leading provider of application-ready embedded computer hardware platforms for the IoT niche. Inforce Computing offers signature, versatile product ready Single Board Computer (SBC), System on Module (SOM) and development kit platforms that are based on powerful and efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. These have been utilized in portable medical imaging, video conferencing, robotics, drones and hands-free computing.

To meet your customized needs these plug and play platforms are available in multiple small form factors off the shelf and build to order options.

Inforce Computing will be present at Embedded World 2017. You can find us at Hall 2/2-528 on the 14th to the 16th of March. We will be with Arrow, Qualcomm and Basler delegates.

Visit us to find out more about the exciting cutting edge embedded platforms we offer. You can interact with our in-house experts on embedded products.

What you can expect to see:

Inforce 6640

Inforce 6640 is the next generation Pico-ITX single board computer (SBC) featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 for the most leading-edge embedded applications.  Inforce 6640 provides an optimal experience in connectivity, performance, power, and graphic capabilities required for virtual/augmented reality, healthcare, gaming, 4K video collaboration, cameras, and Internet of Everything. You will experience Inforce 6640 Snapdragon™ 820 powered SBC running FastCV™ SDK with Inforce camera & display accessories which enable gesture recognition, face detection, tracking, text and corner recognition, and augmented reality.

Inforce 6309L

Designed as a product ready solution, Inforce 6309L has the essential I/Os and connectivity you need to give you a high performance and cost-optimized solution for your long life IoT devices. The micro SBC is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 410E processor which has a 10-year supply commitment from Qualcomm. Inforce 6309L has robust features that include Wi-Fi/BT connectivity, GPS, up to 2 MIPI-CSI cameras, and HDMI display. For a minimum order quantity of 100 units, the Inforce 6309L starts at the price of $85, comparable to the popular DragonBoard™ 410c development platform. The platform comes preloaded with Android or Linux operating system.

Inforce 6309

The Inforce 6309 micro SBC is a full-featured single board computer (SBC) based on the powerful 64-bit Snapdragon 410E processor. It delivers a rich set of I/Os and unique features including dual MIPI-CSI cameras, support for an extended operating temperature range (-30°C to 85°C), and LVDS displays. An optional interface card enables Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and RS485 ports for industrial applications. The Inforce 6309 Micro SBC delivers high performance, rich multimedia, low power consumption, connectivity, and comprehensive support for an upstream Linux kernel (Linaro), Android OS and device drivers for embedded applications such as industrial automation, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) devices, digital signage, smart infrastructure, and retail.

Micro SOMs

Inforce will feature four generations of Snapdragon-powered micro system on modules specifically designed with the same pin, connector, electrical, and form-factor compatibility with all other Inforce Micro SOMs to ensure faster time-to-market for future generation devices and prevent obsolescence. Inforce Micro SOMs come in an ultra-small footprint of 28mm x 50mm and range from 10-11 grams in weight.  Inforce Computing provides standard carrier boards for development and carrier board design services to take you into production.

Application-Ready SBCs

Inforce will highlight their diverse roadmap of Snapdragon™ single board computers, optimized for large-scale production, to advanced embedded applications.  For two SBCs, Inforce 6410P and Inforce 6309, Inforce guarantees a 10-year supply for long-life IoT and industrial devices.  Inforce supports a build-to-order support model to meet your exact specifications eliminating custom design fees and accelerating time-to-market.  Volume pricing and variant SKUs are available for all platforms.  Discover the Inforce single board computers packaged with accessories including displays, cameras, Power over Ethernet add-on card, etc.  With these production-ready platforms combined with Inforce services, embedded developers are able to take their advanced mobile devices to market quickly and efficiently.

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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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Asset Tracking: Industrial IoT Solutions for Improved Outcomes

In a previous blog, we spoke about the need for high-performance computing at the edge of the network for a video analytics IoT use-case. We will continue along the same vein in this article, but will look at the transformation happening at Industrial IoT in the asset tracking, monitoring, and maintenance marketplace. While this is an extremely broad subject with thousands of use-cases, we will make an effort to look at it from an Industrial IoT perspective with a few examples.

Why is asset tracking important?

Most companies that have their valuable assets distributed over a large geographical area have to contend with a host of problems that affect their productivity, operational efficiencies, staffing, costs, and ultimately their bottom-line, among other things. These issues could manifest in the form of poor health of their assets, theft, pilferage, damage due to natural calamities, underperformance, safety, productivity, counterfeiting, leakage, excessive pollution and carbon emissions to outright loss of perishable goods, and the list goes on and on. In the past, there haven’t been cost-effective ways to monitor these assets to be able to take timely and corrective action or act on deep insights for better outcomes. Meaningful data collection has been quite expensive as well. Not anymore. Continue reading Asset Tracking: Industrial IoT Solutions for Improved Outcomes

Inforce Insights June 2016: Vol.2 Issue 3–the Newsletter of Inforce Computing

Inforce Insights Newsletter on buliding Embedded Products

Welcome to Inforce Computing’s June 2016 Newsletter! In this issue of Inforce Insights, we’d like to share a couple of useful technical application notes and two exciting customer case studies (scroll down). What does enabling 3D printing, computer vision, video analytics, and space-bound free-flying robots have in common? All of these are powered by advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor-based Inforce Computing platforms [SOMs and SBCs]. Moreover, Inforce’s value added software and hardware design assistance services have complemented and accelerated product development in these cases.

Software and Product Updates

We’re close to having an upstream kernel Linux BSP release (Linaro 15.10 version) available for the Inforce 6410Plus SBC. Stay tuned for download instructions and release notes for the latest BSP. Once available, please log on to Inforce’s TechWeb and look for the product specific menu under the software tab.

For those that have been eagerly waiting for the Inforce 6601™ Micro SOM, we will be taking pre-orders soon. We thank you for your interest in the latest Inforce 6601 Micro SOM and your patience is much appreciated as we ramp up our manufacturing. In the next few weeks you’ll also be able to read about and download more technical details of the affordable and new Inforce 6301 Micro SOM powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.

We’d love to hear your feedback about Inforce’s newsletters as well as your stories on building exciting embedded products based on Inforce’s compute platforms. We’re more than glad to share your success story in these columns, so don’t hesitate to write to us at marketing@inforcecomputing.com.

Happy reading!

From the editorial desk at Inforce Computing.
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Inforce Computing to Exhibit at the Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, February 23-26, 2016

Newsletter from Inforce Computing about Inforce 6601 Micro SOM

Greetings!
We’re excited to share some great news with you. Inforce Computing’s much anticipated, highest performing, and cross-compatible Micro SOM based on the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 embedded processor (APQ8096 SoC) is here! Coming close on the heels of Snapdragon 820 processor-based high-end smartphone announcements at the recent 2016 Mobile World Congress, designers can now leverage the same underlying cutting edge mobile technologies for implementing next-gen embedded systems. The Inforce 6601™ Micro SOM delivers a superior compute platform to enable advanced AR/VR based wearable, computer vision, 4K HEVC video encode/decode, medical imaging, video analytics, and high-end IoT applications, to name a few. Designers can also seamlessly upgrade from legacy Inforce 6401™ and Inforce 6501™ Micro SOM based designs. You can download a datasheet of the Inforce 6601 Micro SOM here and read an informative FAQ here >>>.

Checkout Inforce’s Snapdragon-based Products at CES 2016: Go to the Qualcomm Booths!

Hope all of you have had a great start to 2016 after a much needed Christmas and New Year’s break. If you will be at CES 2016 this week (January 6-9) in Las Vegas, please do stop by the following Qualcomm® booths to take a look at Inforce Computing’s exciting Snapdragon™ processor-based compute platforms in the form of SBCs, SoMs, and development kits.

1. Qualcomm Main Booth: Central Hall, #8952–What to see:

  • IoT Wall:
    • An Enterprise Videoconferencing Endpoint solution powered by a custom Inforce 64XX SBC (Snapdragon 600 processor)
    • A connected point-of-care (battery operated/portable) Ultrasound Imaging System powered by an Inforce 64XX SoM (Snapdragon 600)
  • Smart Cities Area:
    • Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Snapdragon 410) for industrial IoE applications at the edge-of-the-network
    • Inforce 6401 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 600) for SWaP constrained designs requiring low power and full-HD video processing
    • Inforce 6540 SBC and Inforce 6501 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 805) for 4K Ultra HD video capture/playback and high-end processing

2. Qualcomm Unmanned Systems Booth: South Hall, #25824–what to see:

  • Inforce Robotics Development Kit running ROS on Linaro Linux: Inforce 6410Plus SBC (Snapdragon 600) and a Peripheral Abstraction Core (PAC) Mezzanine card with an ARM® Cortex®-M4; Grove connectors and Arduino compatibility for connecting multiple external sensors, SBUS for motor control, 10 DoF on-board sensors, and more.

Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Cheers,
Vasu Madabushi
Inforce Computing

Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

As posted on Linuxgizmos.com. Nov 25, 2015  by  Eric Brown

Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE.

Qualcomm’s ARMv8, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 has proven to be popular among embedded developers. In addition to Inforce Computing’s new Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, we have seen the quad-core, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC used in <……….> Qualcomm’s own DragonBoard 410c SBC. CONTINUE READING HERE>>>>>

 

Introducing the Affordable Inforce 6309™ Micro SBC

Commercialize Your Next Gen Industrial IoE Product Based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 Processor

Inforce 6309 Micro SBC Full Development Kit
Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Full Development Kit)

OK, have you been working on or thinking of bringing that cool high-performance next generation industrial internet-of-everything (IoE) idea to market? Are you feeling weighed down by stringent requirements such as robust upstream Linux kernel/Android OS and device driver support, extended operating temperature range (you could possibly be designing a next-gen outdoor smart signage or billboard that does real-time heavy-duty analytics, to withstand the deep freeze of the winter in Minneapolis or sizzling summers in Las Vegas or Phoenix), and your end-products have a long product lifecycle? Does your product live in hostile environments (electrical and thermal) that requires EMI noise protection, proper thermal design/heat dissipation, and are actively considering including things like Power-over-Ethernet and RS485 ports? While all of this sounds really exciting and challenging at the same time, are you struggling to find the right high-performance compute platform that fits these needs in a cost-effective and reliable way to scale to production volume manufacturing? Despair not; help is on the way in the form of the latest Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor!

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