Chip maker Qualcomm has introduced a new credit card-sized developer board called the DragonBoard 410c. which is basically a tiny single-board computer featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
That’s a mid-range, 64-bit chip which is currently used in a number of budget smartphones. The DragonBoard 410c is designed as an affordable tool developers can use to create applications and hardware that will work with Qualcomm’s chipset.
Qualcomm says the developer board supports Android and Linux and it could be used to develop products for robotics, cameras, signage, vending machines, internet-of-things devices and more.
The board itself features Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor with 400 MHz Adreno 306 graphics, support for 533 MHz LPDDR2/3 memory, and eMMC 4.51 and micro SD 3.0 storage.
It has an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB OTG port, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, and GPS. There’s support for a 13MP camera, and 60-pin and 40-pin expansion connectors. The DragonBoard 410c is also compatible with Arduino when you use a mezzanine board.
The DragonBoard 410c is the latest board designed to meet Linaro’s 96boards specification.