SOURCE: Inforce Computing

Inforce Computing

April 06, 2015 17:05 ET

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--(Marketwired - April 06, 2015) - Inforce Computing®, Inc., a leading provider of modular systems for embedded applications, today announced the ultra-small Inforce 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® Adreno 420 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 2x64-bit high-bandwidth memory bus to provide fast and seamless multitasking.

Measuring just 28mm x 50mm, the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM targets space constrained embedded systems applications that require 4K HD video and graphics, low power consumption, and high-end CPU, GPU, and DSP compute performance. The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is designed to make the latest mobile platform technology available to meet the demanding product requirements in portable medical imaging, enterprise collaboration/ videoconferencing, robotics, drones, and hands-free computing/head mounted displays.

The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM complements the Snapdragon 805 processor's capabilities with comprehensive access to peripheral devices and technical support to deliver a full set of benefits to embedded systems developers:

  • Fast, flexible prototyping: the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM exposes the full array of interfaces on the Snapdragon 805 processor including 3x MIPI CSI cameras, Dual MIPI DSI and touch screen displays, micro-HDMI, USB 3.0, USB2.0, PCIe, GPS, WiFi, BT4.1, RS232, I2C, SPI, UART, SDC, and GPIO's accessible via two very low profile 100-pin connectors
  • Gives system designers the maximum amount of flexibility and control over their projects by providing the core Snapdragon 805 processor functionality while exposing a maximum level of system I/O for customer designed carrier cards
  • Android function and peripheral support with a KitKat 4.4 BSP that includes drivers for GbE, SDIO, Wi-Fi, BT 4.1, GPS, and video acceleration up to 4K resolution, cameras up to 55MP resolution, and highly flexible power management

"It is exciting to deliver the path breaking and sophisticated Inforce 6501 Micro SOM for our customers, who are creating some of the most complex and challenging embedded applications that require high quality video and graphics processing," said Jagat Acharya, chief executive officer of Inforce Computing. "Early adopters of the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM have seen the immediate benefits of greatly reduced complexity in their hardware system design. Our customers are now able to focus better on their core competencies and build the peripherals they require to complete their design and accelerate their time-to-market. The use of Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is also resulting in reduction of overall design costs."

The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is competitively priced at US$225 stand-alone. Embedded systems designers have the option of purchasing a complete development kit at a price of US$449, which includes the following:

  • The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM
  • A carrier board, which comprehensively expands the I/O and connectivity
  • A starter kit with power supply, micro-USB cable, and an acrylic base
  • Integrated sensor board that includes 10-axis (Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure) and motion sensors
  • Free email-based technical support

For a limited time only and until supplies last, Inforce will offer a free carrier board with the purchase of the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM, a savings of US$224. To pre-order the Inforce 6501 micro SOM with the free carrier board, buyers can obtain a coupon code by registering online at http://www.inforcecomputing.com/inforce-6501-pre-order. Limitations apply. More information can be also obtained by contacting sales@inforcecomputing.com.

About Inforce Computing
Fremont, California 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.

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