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The Inforce 6310 ARP is a compact streaming solution for FHD display applications based on the 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 CPU. The Snapdragon 450 processor, integrates Qualcomm’s custom ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno™ 506 GPU and Hexagon™ 546 DSP and camera ISP to enable applications that necessitate fast connectivity, vibrant displays and immersive multimedia experiences such as digital signage and IoT use cases. The default product comes with a fan-less plastic enclosure with in-built thermal dissipation for improved performance. Inforce 6310 SBC comes FCC certified out-of-the-box and is guaranteed long-life supply and support commitment from SMART Wireless Computing Inc.    Watch Video
The compact sized Inforce 6310 platform enables concurrent 1080p60 fps HDMI output and 1080p60 fps camera encode. It is designed exclusively to drive digital signage and display use-cases by enabling distribution of your Full HD resolution video content smoothly.
The premium features available on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 platform make it the most powerful 400-tier platform to date, with ability to run the SNPE SDK. The SoC is designed to support improved performance supporting on-device artificial intelligence, improved display engine and enhanced graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450(SDA450) based Inforce platforms combine the heterogeneous compute capabilities of the Snapdragon™ 450 SoC with 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a full featured USB-3 interface, an on-board RTC and ample internal memory.
Android 10 BSP release
The full-featured releases have support for the following peripheral devices and I/Os:
Specialized solutions through SDKs from Qualcomm that are enabled from the Android BSP on Inforce 6310 SBC
* Optional Interfaces that are present on specific build-to-order SKUs. Please contact Sales team at email@example.com for details.
1. What is Inforce 6310™ SBC?
The Inforce 6310 SBC is a full-fledged single-board-computer (SBC) solution based on Qualcomm’s custom Octa-core 64-bit ARM A53 octo-core CPU (Snapdragon 450) platform for embedded applications. The production-ready Inforce 6310 SBC comes in a compact form factor of 85mm x 65mm without compromising on direct access to a rich set of I/Os. This platform provides a perfect environment for a variety of connected display use-cases including digital signages.
2. Does SMART Wireless provide any custom design solutions since some designs wouldn’t be able to use the standard form factor and or features?
Yes, while we offer standard products off-the-shelf (OTS) on our website and through our distributors (like Arrow Electronics etc.), we also have a strong background in customized hardware and software solutions. We offer pre-validated build-to-order (BTO) configurations, as well as configure-to-order (CTO) options for existing products. SMART Wireless also offers full custom hardware design and associated software/device driver development, for those projects where a unique hardware design is required to meet sophisticated technical challenges.
3. Where can I get more information on the Inforce 6310 SBC? What do I get when I buy one Inforce 6310 SBC? Is the device available internationally?
Our website has a lot of useful information about our SBCs athttps://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/single-board-computers Please check on the exact product SKU for the pre-loaded software, available IOs and accompanying starter kits, which include items such as power adapters, and cables. Once you register the product with us, you would get dedicated technical support. The board would be shipped to most places around the world and relevant shipping and excise duty charges apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact pricing.
4. Does SMART Wireless have an active periodic blog?
Yes! You can find our periodic blogs at https://www.smartwirelesscompute.com/blog. Here you can keep up with all of the latest information about our products, periodic newsletters, conference and trade show appearances, and innovative solutions and customer applications.
5. What is the support model from SMART Wireless after products are purchased?
All purchases of our products get unlimited access to the online TechWeb support portal, which provides a host of technical documentation and software downloads. Purchasers are also provided free technical support for a limited number of support tickets. As sustained technical support, we offer Design Assistance Support Contracts for shorter periods of time and Annual Support Contracts for our customers who would like unlimited prioritized technical support. Please contact our sales team to obtain more details of the support contracts.
6. How is emission shielding and heat dissipation handled?
The platform comes with a heatsink block and clips for installing an EMI shield around the RF components for excellent emission control and heat dissipation. Please check on the exact product SKU with shielding. The default product includes a fan-less plastic enclosure.
7. What are the accessories available for this product?
Our website https://www.smartwirelesscompute.com/products/accessories lists all the available accessories and the platforms that they are compliant with. Please note that User Guides and product datasheets are available for all accessories.
8. Does the board support a cellular or GSM connection?
The Inforce 6310 SBC does not include support for a wireless modem. Third party cellular modem dongles can be connected to this platform via USB ports and may require special drivers from the respective manufacturers.
9. What is the storage capacity of the Inforce 6310 SBC? Is it expandable?
Please check on the exact product SKU for the pre-loaded software and available memory. The on-board storage (eMMC) capacity is 16GB. Memory can be expanded by connecting a Micro-SD card or a USB Hard drive.
10. How powerful is the Inforce 6310 SBC? What is the speed of the RAM?
The standalone Inforce 6310 SBC is powered by an Octa-core 64-bit ARM A53 based applications processor capable of up to 1.8 GHz speed with 1MB of L2 cache.
The Qualcomm Adreno™ 506 GPU operates at 600 MHz.
The onboard DDR3 RAM is of 2GB size, and part of the eMCP package.
11. What types of displays are supported and at what resolution?
HDMI v1.3a supporting 1080p@60fps/720p@60fps is the display type supported.
12. What are the capabilities of the video Decoder?
13. What is the camera capability?
The Inforce 6310 SBC has one MIPI-CSI camera connector that supports 4 lanes. The interface can support up to 21MP.
The platform has been validated with an Omnivision OV5640 sensor (5MP) based camera module for 1080p@60fps capture and record. Note that this camera module accessory (ACC1H10) can be purchased from https://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/accessories. USB UVC cameras too are supported and SMART Wireless has validated cameras of 1080p resolution on this interface.
14. What are the capabilities of the video Encoder?
15. How much power does the board draw? Is it possible to measure the power?
The Inforce 6310 SBC is powered from a 12V/3A wall adapter. Our products typically offer support for 7V-16V power input range. The total approximate power drawn by the Inforce 6310 SBC ranges between 6W to 17W when different use cases are executed.
There are test points made available to measure run-time power. Please refer to the user guide for more details on these test points. The input current through the DC jack can also be measured during different use-cases. Note that we run the Qualcomm Trepn™ profiler as part of our validation process on all of our stock Android releases.
16. What are the audio capabilities?
Audio is available through HDMI, USB and speaker out. The HDMI interface is compliant to Version 1.3a specification.
17. Does the Inforce 6310 platform support RTC?
Yes, the Inforce 6310 platform an RTC with guaranteed accuracy implemented through interrupts.
18. What documents can I access online if I were to purchase the Inforce 6310 SBC? Are board design files also provided?
We provide datasheets, a User Guide, a Quick Start Guide and a Hardware Reference Manual.
Board design files are proprietary and thus not shared.
All software releases are accompanied with release notes, user guides and application notes that describe all the features and the installation procedure. Apart from these, all technical questions addressed to email@example.com are promptly answered once the product is registered with Inforce.
19. Does the device support networking and wireless?
Yes, the 6310 platform supports 10/100/1000MB Ethernet through USB to Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Yes, integrated 802.11n/ac MU-MIMO WiFi and BT/LE 4.2 is available via the onboard Qualcomm WCN3680B IC.
20. How can I change the MAC address for WiFi/BT/Ethernet on my Board?
This should not be necessary since the correct addresses are programmed before the board is shipped. But if it is still required, please refer to the App Notes available on our TechWeb support portal.
21. What are the IO interfaces available?
Standard I/O interfaces including GbE, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIOs, SD card and on-board Serial Console are available. The 6310 SBC has one µUSB port and a couple of USB 3.0 Type A (host) connectors. We also provide a 40 pin expansion header with accessible GPIOs available for users. Please refer to the product specifications in the Hardware Reference Manual or the datasheet for more information and also for the exact product SKU for the available interfaces.
22. What operating systems are supported and what is the OS roadmap?
A Board Support Package (BSP) for Android 10 is available as an officially supported package on our TechWeb repository. An Ubuntu/Debian Linux based BSP would soon be made available and please stay tuned to our website for an announcement on this package. Periodic releases shall be provided with feature improvements on both these packages. SMART Wireless would be glad to upgrade the BSP to a newer Android version to support feature improvements. Please stay tuned for announcements on our website for update releases.
23. Is root access possible on Inforce boards? Could you please explain how to get root privileges in Android?
Yes. As Android derives from the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access administrative permissions as on Linux. Please give below commands in adb shell to get root privileges
Note that root access to the app space is not provided by default by the BSP.
24. Is fastboot supported? How to enter fastboot?
Yes. To go to fastboot mode, keep the Fastboot button pressed before powering on the board. Release it after the board is powered on.
25. I’ve modified the boot partitions on my board and the board is no longer booting. What should I do?
If the eMMC partitions have been erased or partition table has been corrupted, you need to recover the eMMC using the instructions you can find on Inforce Techweb support portal by referring to the relevant application note.
26. Is the Hexagon DSP available on the Inforce 6310 platform?
Yes. Qualcomm’s Hexagon DSP architecture is designed to deliver performance with low power over a variety of heterogeneous computing applications. It has features such as hardware assisted multithreading and instructions geared toward efficient signal processing. The Inforce 6310 SBC comes with the Hexagon™ 546 DSP designed for low-power audio and computer vision processing. Qualcomm opens up a comprehensive Hexagon SDK that provides a complete environment to generate dynamic Hexagon DSP code modules. Inforce’s Android BSP releases enables the use of the Hexagon SDK and provides sample applications. The Hexagon SDK provides a RPC mechanism (FastRPC) to communicate between the HLOS and Hexagon DSP.
27. How can I get kernel debug messages?
Connect the device’s serial port and debug messages should start to show up on utilities like minicom/putty(if using a windows host).
28. Why isn’t Google Play available on my board?
Google Play is part of Google Mobile Services (GMS) and is licensed separately by Google. This is usually available on commercial Android devices. Though our hardware is capable of meeting requirements of the Google Test Suite that would lead to GMS certification, we have not added this to our product. For more details, please read our blog on this at https://www.smartwirelesscompute.com/blog/google-mobile-services-android/
Nevertheless, it is possible to side-load any Android application using the following commands: #adb devices #adb mount #adb remount #adb install
Should you have further questions not answered by the above FAQ and would like to have them included here, please contact our sales team.
SMART Wireless Computing offers SKU variants of the Inforce 6310 ARP to suit varied end-use applications.
For more information and to place an order for product variants or more quantities, contact the Inforce sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.