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64-bit ARM-based DevKit enables embedded and IoE devices

16th March 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman

A low-cost development board design, based on the 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, has been released by Qualcomm Technologies. Bringing the Snapdragon 410 processor’s high-performing, feature-rich functionality to a broader group of developers, makers and OEMs, the DragonBoard 410c DevKit is designed to support rapid software development and prototyping for commercialising new products. 

The Snapdragon 410 processor is a powerful enablement technology for embedded solutions providers to support off-the-shelf or custom SOMs. Products in these embedded computing and Internet of Everything (IoE) product categories include next-gen robotics, cameras, STBs, wearables, medical devices, building automation, industrial control and digital signage.

“The DragonBoard 410c is a powerful, low-cost platform engineered to allow the rapid development of commercial solutions to address the expanding embedded compute and IoE industries across multiple OSs,” said Jason Bremner, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. “The DragonBoard 410c will play a critical role in helping drive the innovation of embedded computing products on a global basis.”

“Qualcomm Technologies’ high-performance, 64-bit ARM developer platform will offer new possibilities for the industry,” said Noel Hurley, General Manager, CPU group, ARM. “The feature-rich functionality of the DragonBoard 410c will enable developers, makers and OEMs to utilise ARM technology to accelerate the rate of inventions and products reaching the embedded industry. Qualcomm Technologies’ latest board is a dynamic addition to the vast choice designers can enjoy.”

DragonBoard 410c is also designed to be compatible with the 96Boards Consumer Edition, which supports the hardware ecosystem to develop a range of compatible add-on products, shields and accessories. 96Boards is the open platform specification for high-performance development boards supported by Linaro, the non-profit engineering organisation developing open source software for ARM architecture.

“Linaro is working with Qualcomm Technologies to accelerate open source software development for Snapdragon processor-based platforms,” said George Grey, CEO, Linaro. “We are excited to have the DragonBoard 410c support the 96Boards Consumer Edition specification. We look forward to assisting the DragonBoard 410c development community, makers, universities and embedded product developers through the 96Boards.org community site.”

The DragonBoard 410c is anticipated to be made commercially available by third party distributors this summer.

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