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Qualcomm Announces Availability of DragonBoard Platform
By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 28 Jun 2013, 4:31pm

Qualcomm Announces Availability of DragonBoard Platform

Qualcomm's Staff Product Manager Leon Farasati introducing the DragonBoard platform during the Snapdragon 800 workshop in Beijing, China.

Qualcomm has announced the availability of the DragonBoard platform. Based on a Snapdragon 800 series processor, the DragonBoard is platform that allows software technology vendors, hardware component vendors, embedded developers, and universities to use a Qualcomm platform in their research and development. Pre-loaded with Android OS, the DragonBoard consists of a complete System on Module (SoM) with a Snapdragon processor, a mini-ITX carrier board, and a peripheral kit.

The Qualcomm DragonBoard platform comes in mini-ITX form factor.

Now available, the DragonBoard was previously demonstrated during the Consumer Electronics Show and the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Some applications in which the DragonBoard was used include a photo booth and an interactive kitchen display. Qualcomm sees the vast potential of the DragonBoard in arcade machines, digital signage, kiosks, robotics, ruggedized handheld devices, and video surveillance.

Here's a closer look at some of the ports present on the DragonBoard platform,

Specifications

Snapdragon 800 Series APQ8074 Processor

  • Open-Q Qseven SoM
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 16GB eMMC
  • 2x MIPI CSI connectors
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC

Carrier Panel Interfaces

  • 2x USB 3.0 Type A, 2x USB 2.0 Type A
  • Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232
  • DC-in port
  • HDMI, DisplayPort outputs
  • 6-port audio jack and ANC 3.5mm headset jack
  • USB 2.0 OTG micro AB
  • 3x optional SMA connectors

Carrier Board Interfaces

  • Dual MIPI DSI + touch panel 60-pin connector
  • Additional MIPI CSI connector
  • 2x SATA headers
  • ITX headers for USB, audio, front panel switch, LEDS, and power
  • JTAG header

Other Components

  • Audio expansion header with 6 digital MICs
  • Far-field speaker connector
  • Sensors expansion header
  • Education expansion header
  • microSD card slot
  • Hard keys and LED indicators


Researchers and developers may communicate with other DragonBoard users through the online community that Qualcomm has prepared at myDragonBoard.org.