Snapdragon-based low-cost compute board from Arrow

July 03, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
DragonBoard 410c is a single-board compute platform built by distributor Arrow, for professional and ‘maker’ users alike; the $75 development board design based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, an ARM CortexA53-core machine.

The credit card-sized kit is based on Linaro’s 96Boards specification and enables developers, makers, universities and commercial manufacturers to make use of the power of the Snapdragon 410 processor for devices such as next-generation robotics, medical devices, building automation, digital signage, and gaming consoles, among others. The board is designed to build a software ecosystem around Snapdragon 410, as well as offering uses in education, prototyping, and commercial embedded computing products. Arrow will manufacture and distribute the DragonBoard 410c to community developers and commercial customers.

DragonBoard 410c features:

  1. A 32-/64-bit capable quad-core ARM Cortex A53 at up to 1.2 GHz per core;
  2. Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU for PC-class graphics;
  3. 1080p HD @ 30fps video playback and capture with H.264 (AVC);
  4. 1 GB RAM, 8 GB eMMC Flash + Micro SD card slot;
  5. Onboard Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS;
  6. Support for Android 5.1, Linux based on Ubuntu and planned support for Windows 10.

Arrow adds that it offers an easy transition from community board to commercial product through its partner network and design services to enable customers who want to take their ideas from development board to production.

“We’re excited that the DragonBoard 410c is now available to the embedded developer communities, makers and hobbyists, and to see it play an important role in helping drive the innovation of embedded computing products,” said Jason Bremner, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies. “Our collaboration with Arrow not only extends the availability of Snapdragon to a wide variety of embedded devices, but also makes it quicker and easier to develop product prototypes.”