Intrinsyc Launches Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Hardware Development Kit

May 2, 2019 Brandon Lewis

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation has realease a mobile hardware development kit (HDK) based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile HDK is an open-frame solution based on an Android 9 operating system that delivers CPU, GPU, and DSP compute for local artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

In addition to a Qualcomm Kyro 485 CPU, Hexagon 690 DSP with two Vector eXtensions and a Tensor accelerator, Adreno 640 GPU, and AI engine on the Snapdragon 855, the HDK incorporates the following:

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2 with MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/COMPASS/GALILEO)
  • I/O: 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 2x USB 3.0 Type A, DisplayPort over USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x Micro SD Card, 2x MIPI 4-lane DSI + touch panel, 4x MIPI 4-lane CSI with support for 3D camera configuration, 1x HDMI out
  • Expansion Headers: Sensor I/O, Headset, Audio I/O

The Snapdragon 855 Mobile HDK can be ordered from

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