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Penguin Edge 68A1

Powered by Qualcomm’s next-gen premium tier SoC and purpose-built for industrial and enterprise IoT applications

Enables 4k HDR video playback and capture at 120 fps seamlessly through multiple video inputs and outputs

Android 10 BSP with support for all interfaces

Penguin Edge announces a compact SoM, based on Qualcomm’s next-gen premium tier processor, the QCS8250 for high performance compute-intensive applications such as smart cameras, video collaboration, AI hubs, connected healthcare and smart retail. Create secure solutions with ultimate performance in the IoT eco-system with the accompanying Android software!

The QCS8250 System on Chip

Seamless Collaboration

Experience Multi-gigabit speeds for virtually seamless connectivity/edge computing with 802.11ax DBS Wi-Fi 6E and BT5.1


QCS8250 is designed to deliver amazing graphics and powerful productivity through the 64 bit Kryo Quad Core CPU in 7nm FinFet with SoC Virtualization

Next-gen AI

Run power efficient and dedicated apps on the Hexagon™ 690 DSP together with the 6th gen AI engine for the most intuitive AI experiences

Ultra HD@120 Video

Can process 4K Ultra HD content at 120fps from multiple camera inputs and display Outputs concurrently

Easy to Use Software

Android Software with improved hardware security

What is Inside?

Technical Specifications


  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 64-bit Arm app processor – Quad high-performance Kryo cores up to 2.84 GHz and Quad low-power Kryo cores up to 1.8 GHz


  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU


  • Audio and Compute (quad HVX) Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSPs

Other Processors

  • Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit (SPU240)
  • Qualcomm® Neural Processing Unit (NPU230)
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub
  • Adreno 665 VPU
  • Adreno 995 DPU


  • 1x PCIe ; 2x USB 3.1;
  • WLAN 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.1
  • DP and MIPI-DSI outputs;
  • 6x MIPI-CSI camera inputs
  • GPIOs/UARTs/I2Cs/I3C/SPI(Master only)


  • SD V3.0 µSD card interface


  • Hi-Fi Audio with codec support for MP3, AAC + eAAC, WMA 9/Pro, Dolby AC-3, eAC-3, and DTS
  • Audio 1x Earout, 1x AuxOut, 5x Mic-In


  • Encode – 4K120fps (HEVC/H.264)
  • Decode – 4K120fps (HEVC/H.264/VP8/VP9/VC-1/ MPEG-4/)
  • Wireless Display – 4K60fps Decode + 4K30fps Encode
  • Concurrent 4K120fps decode + 4K120fps encode


  • Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 six ISPs – Can support all cameras concurrently encoding at maximum resolutions.

Operating Systems

  • Android 10 BSP pre-loaded with support

QCS8250 SoM Based Reference Design

Penguin Edge has created a reference carrier that is compatible with the QCS8250 SoM and brings out key interfaces of the QCS8250 processor. The reference design helps create and optimize your products with the shortest turnaround time. An Off-the-shelf camera module accessory with 4K support is available that works out of the box with this platform.

Support Plans