For a while now, the only Snapdragon 660 based SBC known to us is the Intrinsyc’s Mini-ITX form factor Open-Q 660 HDK, focusing on mobile device development. However, Inforce has launched its $220 “Inforce 6560” Pico-ITX SBC. This SBC runs Android 8 and Ubuntu on its octa-core Snapdragon 660 and enables stereoscopic depth sensing through its dual MIPI-CSI interfaces.
The 100 x 72mm SBC ships with an Android 8x board support package and will later add an Ubuntu BSP. The Android BSP has a pre-loaded Hexagon/SNPE/OpenCV SDKs. The Inforce 6560 SBC exploits the Snapdragon 660’s dual Spectra 160 ISPs and Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) for devices that need simultaneous dual streaming abilities with depth perception and vision processing.
Application of this SBC include IoT edge devices in healthcare and telepresence, smart city applications, and connected cameras like 360/VR, sports, bodycam, and IP security cameras. The Snapdragon 660 boasts of up to 20 percent higher CPU performance and 30 percent higher graphics performance than the older generation, like the octa-core Snapdragon 653.
The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC is faster than the octa-core Snapdragon 625 and the Snapdragon 626, due to its Cortex-A73-like “Kryo” cores, which are present in the higher end Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 835. The Inforce 6560 is equipped with 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, and a microSD slot. For I/O features the SBC offers dual USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C port with 4K DisplayPort/USB support. The port supports a Gigabit Ethernet module, with support for up to 2x ports. The SBC autonomous PoE header supports an optional ACC-1S70 add-on card with a Power-over-Ethernet enabled GbE, and a RS-485 transceiver port.