Pico-ITX Board Hosts Quad Core Snapdragon S4

April 25, 2013
Inforce Computing's Pico-ITX motherboard hosts a quad core Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm.

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The IFC6410 (Fig. 1) from Inforce Computing runs a 1.7 GHz, quad core “Krait” Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 that is comparable to a quad core Cortex-A15. The NVidia Tegra 4 (see Quad Cortex-A15 + 72-Core GeForce GPU = Tegra 4) is a quad core Cortex-A15 SoC. The Snapdragon S4 has a dedicated DSP for audio support.

The Pico-ITX board includes a 4 Gbyte eMMC memory chip along with MicroSD and SATA connections. It comes with 2 Gbytes of DDR3 memory. The Krait core’s have a 2 Mbyte L2 cache.

Figure 1. Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 powers Inforce Computing's IFC6410.

The board has a micro-HDMI display connector that supports 1080p. There is also an LVDS interface with touch  panel support. The MIPI-CSI2 input handles 20 Mpixel cameras.

Gigabit Ethernet, SPI, I2C, GPIO, USB, USB OTG and serial ports are standard. Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi support are provided by the Atheros QCA6234.


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