Application-Ready Platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 450

SKU: IFC6310


The Penguin Edge™ IFC6310 Application-Ready Platform from Penguin Solutions™ is a compact streaming solution for FHD display applications based on the 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 CPU. The Snapdragon 450 processor, integrates Qualcomm’s custom ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno™ 506 GPU and Hexagon™ 546 DSP and camera ISP to enable applications that necessitate fast connectivity, vibrant displays and immersive multimedia experiences such as digital signage and IoT use cases. The default product comes with a fan-less plastic enclosure with in-built thermal dissipation for improved performance. IFC6310 SBC comes FCC certified out-of-the-box and is designed for extended lifecycle and support. Watch Video

A production-ready compact product based on Snapdragon™ 450 for display centric use-cases

The compact sized Penguin Edge IFC6310 platform enables concurrent 1080p60 fps HDMI output and 1080p60 fps camera encode. It is designed exclusively to drive digital signage and display use-cases by enabling distribution of your Full HD resolution video content smoothly.

The Snapdragon 450 platform offers an improved user experience with 1080p FHD HEVC video, multimedia, and connectivity options!

  • Customized 64-bit Octo-core ARM® A53 CPU: Delivers high-value features to mid-tier devices manufactured in advanced 14nm FinFET LPP process
  • Adreno™ 506 GPU: Support for advanced APIs and Hardware Tessellation
  • Hexagon™ 546 DSP: Provides battery-efficient enhancements to audio, video, and computer vision use cases and Sensor Core with low-power island for always on sensor processing

Block Diagram

IFC6310 ARP block diagram



Based on the Snapdragon™ 450 processor (SDA450) manufactured in 14nm FinFET LPP process

  • 64-bit CPUs arranged as eight high performance cores at 1.8 GHz
  • Adreno™ 506 GPU with 64 bit addressing supports developers with support for the latest graphics APIs and realistic 3D imagery
  • Hexagon™ 546 DSP for ultra-low power audio and computer vision processing
  • 14-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) to derive multiple cameras or HDMI Inputs at 1080p60 fps

Processing power, Memory, and Storage

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 (SDA450 SoC) processor
  • 2GB on-board LPDDR3
  • 16GB eMMC
  • SD Card slot
  • Intelligent scalable power management for superior energy efficiencies

Audio, Video, Interface, and Connectivity

  • H.264 (AVC) playback @1080p60
  • H.265 (HEVC) playback @1080p60
  • VP9 playback @1080p60
  • Camera encode @1080p60*
  • Hi-Fi Audio with the audio codec integrated in PMIC
  • One HDMI Output capable of 1080p60 fps
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi; BT 4.2LE
  • GbE
  • Drivers for common peripherals
  • Android 10 BSP support

Power, Mechanical, and Environmental

  • Power Input: +12V/5A
  • Dimensions: 85mm x 65mm
  • Operating Temp: 0° to +50° C
  • Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • FCC Certified
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant

Penguin Solutions offers SKU variants of the Penguin Edge IFC6310 ARP to suit varied end-use applications.

Part Number Description
IFC6310-00-P2 Snapdragon 450 processor, Android OS, 2GB RAM; 16GB eMMC; Onboard heat sink; Board with spacers and brick power supply.
SYS6310-00-P2 Snapdragon 450 processor, Android 10 OS, 2GB RAM; 16GB eMMC; RTC battery; Plastic enclosure with heat-sink;



  • Early access to leading edge APIs and next generation features.
  • Long-term commitment of supply assurance from product introduction
  • A product roadmap that keeps developers on the latest technology curve from Qualcomm


The IFC6310 Datasheet Download
The BSP explained Download
SYS6310 User Manual Download
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Processor Product Brief Download

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 – The First 14nm 400-tier Snapdragon Processor

The premium features available on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 platform make it the most powerful 400-tier platform to date, with ability to run the SNPE SDK. The SoC is designed to support improved performance supporting on-device artificial intelligence, improved display engine and enhanced graphics.

Here are a few features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (SDA450) SoC

  • Custom CPU – The custom built ARM® A53 octo-core CPU has up to 25% higher performance than the prior generation
  • Hexagon DSP – The Hexagon 546 DSP is designed to significantly improve performance and battery life, and operates at 850 MHz to enable advanced imaging and computer vision tasks.
  • Adreno GPU – With up to 25% improved performance, the Adreno 506 GPU supports more efficient rendering of advanced 3D graphics. Developers gain access to the latest graphics APIs like OpenGL 3.1, EGL 1.4 and OpenCL 2.0 full profile.
  • ISP – The 14-bit Qualcomm ISP is engineered to support capture of up to 21 megapixels on a single camera and up to 13 megapixels on dual cameras with zero shutter lag for improved image quality.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (SDA450) based Penguin Solutions platforms combine the heterogeneous compute capabilities of the Snapdragon™ 450 SoC with 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a full featured USB-3 interface, an on-board RTC and ample internal memory.

The product is thus a great fit for applications such as

  • Connected display applications
  • IoT edge devices in the healthcare and telepresence domains
  • Smart city applications including digital signage etc that require robust hardware-based security

Android 10 BSP release

  • Periodic Android based BSP releases include in-depth documentation along with a host of royalty-free multimedia codecs
  • Contact Sales team at for software solutions and customizations

The full-featured releases have support for the following peripheral devices and I/Os:

  • Snapdragon™ 450 processor 64-bit octo-core CPUs running at 1.8GHz
  • USB-3
  • WiFi 802.11n/ac dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz client functionality); BLE 4.2
  • Persistent MAC address programming for WiFi/BT and Ethernet
  • HDMI display
  • Miracast
  • Audio
  • MIPI-CSI – 5MP Omnivision OV5640 camera sensor*
  • Qualcomm SDKs’ support
  • Control of user provisioned LEDs
  • Android Verified Boot(dm-verity)
  • Android Recovery

Specialized solutions through SDKs from Qualcomm that are enabled from the Android BSP on IFC6310 SBC

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK, for artificial intelligence (AI) is designed to run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, or TensorFlow on Snapdragon platforms, whether that is the CPU, GPU or DSP and provides customers a powerful, energy efficient platform for delivering intuitive and engaging deep learning-driven experiences on their product.
  • FastCV SDK for Android that is designed to make it easy to integrate facial processing and facial recognition features into your application. Penguin Solutions also enables the OpenCV APIs to provide even more extensive capabilities in the Computer Vision domain.
  • The Hexagon™ SDK that is designed to enable device manufacturers and independent software providers to optimize the features and performance of multimedia software. These optimizations help allow audio, imaging, embedded vision, and heterogeneous computing acceleration on the Hexagon DSP embedded in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
  • The Adreno™ SDK, with which you can take full advantage of the graphics and computation power provided by the Adreno GPU and optimize applications for faster frame rates, smoother rendering, and longer battery life.
  • The Snapdragon™ Power Optimization SDK that is designed to allow developers to make requests to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor on how the internal frequency control mechanism can assist your application in runtime power and performance scheduling decisions.

* Optional Interfaces that are present on specific build-to-order SKUs. Please contact Sales team at for details.


1. What is IFC6310 SBC?

The Penguin Edge IFC6310 SBC is a full-fledged single board computer (SBC) solution based on Qualcomm’s custom Octa-core 64-bit ARM A53 octo-core CPU (Snapdragon 450) platform for embedded applications. The production-ready IFC6310 SBC comes in a compact form factor of 85mm x 65mm without compromising on direct access to a rich set of I/Os. This platform provides a perfect environment for a variety of connected display use-cases including digital signages.

2. Does Penguin Solutions provide any custom design solutions since some designs wouldn’t be able to use the standard form factor and or features?

Yes, while we offer standard products off-the-shelf (OTS) on our website and through our distributors (like Arrow Electronics etc.), we also have a strong background in customized hardware and software solutions. We offer pre-validated build-to-order (BTO) configurations, as well as configure-to-order (CTO) options for existing products. We also offer full custom hardware design and associated software/device driver development, for those projects where a unique hardware design is required to meet sophisticated technical challenges.

3. Where can I get more information on the IFC6310 SBC? What do I get when I buy one IFC6310 SBC? Is the device available internationally?

Our website has a lot of useful information about our SBCs at Please check on the exact product SKU for the pre-loaded software, available IOs and accompanying starter kits, which include items such as power adapters, and cables. Once you register the product with us, you would get dedicated technical support. The board would be shipped to most places around the world and relevant shipping and excise duty charges apply. Please contact for exact pricing.

4. Does Penguin Solutions have an active periodic blog?

Yes! You can find our periodic blogs at Here you can keep up with all of the latest information about our products, periodic newsletters, conference and trade show appearances, and innovative solutions and customer applications.

5. What is the support model after products are purchased?

All purchases of our products get unlimited access to the online TechWeb support portal, which provides a host of technical documentation and software downloads. Purchasers are also provided free technical support for a limited number of support tickets. As sustained technical support, we offer Design Assistance Support Contracts for shorter periods of time and Annual Support Contracts for our customers who would like unlimited prioritized technical support. Please contact to obtain more details of the support contracts.


6. How is emission shielding and heat dissipation handled?

The platform comes with a heatsink block and clips for installing an EMI shield around the RF components for excellent emission control and heat dissipation. Please check on the exact product SKU with shielding. The default product includes a fan-less plastic enclosure.

7. What are the accessories available for this product?

Our website lists all the available accessories and the platforms that they are compliant with. Please note that User Guides and product datasheets are available for all accessories.

8. Does the board support a cellular or GSM connection?

The IFC6310 SBC does not include support for a wireless modem. Third party cellular modem dongles can be connected to this platform via USB ports and may require special drivers from the respective manufacturers.

9. What is the storage capacity of the IFC6310 SBC? Is it expandable?

Please check on the exact product SKU for the pre-loaded software and available memory. The on-board storage (eMMC) capacity is 16GB. Memory can be expanded by connecting a Micro-SD card or a USB Hard drive.

10. How powerful is the IFC6310 SBC? What is the speed of the RAM?

The standalone IFC6310 SBC is powered by an Octa-core 64-bit ARM A53 based applications processor capable of up to 1.8 GHz speed with 1MB of L2 cache. The Qualcomm Adreno™ 506 GPU operates at 600 MHz. The onboard DDR3 RAM is of 2GB size, and part of the eMCP package.

11. What types of displays are supported and at what resolution?

HDMI v1.3a supporting 1080p@60fps/720p@60fps is the display type supported.

12. What are the capabilities of the video decoder?

Supported Codec Container Format Profile(s) Resolution/Bitrate/Framereate
H.263 • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Profile 0 level 70 864×480/2mbps/30fps
H.264 AVC • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Constrained baseline, baseline, main, high,constrained high profiles; up to level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps
HEVC Main profile 8-bit, up to level 5.1 Main profile 10-bit,up to level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps
VC-1 • GXF
Advanced, main, simple, and high respectively 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps
MPEG-4 3GPP (.3gp) Simple, advanced simple profiles; up to level 5 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps
DivX DMF/Matroska DivX 3.11/4/5/6 DivX 3.11  720×480/2mbps/30fps DivX 4.x/5.x/6.x  1080P/30mbps/10fps
VP8/VP9 Matroska/Vorbis Profile 0, level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps

13. What is the camera capability?

The IFC6310 SBC has one MIPI-CSI camera connector that supports 4 lanes. The interface can support up to 21MP. The platform has been validated with an Omnivision OV5640 sensor (5MP) based camera module for 1080p@60fps capture and record. Note that this camera module accessory (ACC1H10) can be purchased from USB UVC cameras are supported and Penguin Solutions has validated cameras of 1080p resolution on this interface.

14. What are the capabilities of the video Encoder?

Supported Codec Container Format Profile(s) Resolution/Bitrate/Framereate
H.263 • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Profile 0 level 70 864×480/2mbps/30fps
H.264 AVC • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Baseline, main, high, profiles; up to level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps
HEVC Main profile, up to level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps 1080P/60mbps/60fps
MPEG-4 3GPP (.3gp) Simple, advanced simple profiles; up to levels 8 and 5 respectively 1080P/40mbps/30fps
VP8 Matroska/Vorbis Profile 0, level 5.1 1080P/40mbps/30fps

15. How much power does the board draw? Is it possible to measure the power?

The IFC6310 SBC is powered from a 12V/3A wall adapter. Our products typically offer support for 7V-16V power input range. The total approximate power drawn by the IFC6310 SBC ranges between 6W to 17W when different use cases are executed.

There are test points made available to measure run-time power. Please refer to the user guide for more details on these test points. The input current through the DC jack can also be measured during different use-cases. Note that we run the Qualcomm Trepn™ profiler as part of our validation process on all of our stock Android releases.

16. What are the audio capabilities?

Audio is available through HDMI, USB and speaker out. The HDMI interface is compliant to Version 1.3a specification.

17. Does the IFC6310 platform support RTC?

Yes, the IFC6310 platform an RTC with guaranteed accuracy implemented through interrupts.

18. What documents can I access online if I were to purchase the IFC6310 SBC? Are board design files also provided?

We provide datasheets, a User Guide, a Quick Start Guide and a Hardware Reference Manual. Board design files are proprietary and thus not shared.

All software releases are accompanied with release notes, user guides and application notes that describe all the features and the installation procedure. Apart from these, all technical questions addressed to are promptly answered once the product is registered with Penguin Solutions.

Networking, IO and Wireless

19. Does the device support networking and wireless?

Yes, the 6310 platform supports 10/100/1000MB Ethernet through USB to Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Yes, integrated 802.11n/ac MU-MIMO WiFi and BT/LE 4.2 is available via the onboard Qualcomm WCN3680B IC.

20. How can I change the MAC address for WiFi/BT/Ethernet on my board?

This should not be necessary since the correct addresses are programmed before the board is shipped. But if it is still required, please refer to the App Notes available on our TechWeb support portal.

21. What are the IO interfaces available?

Standard I/O interfaces including GbE, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIOs, SD card and on-board Serial Console are available. The 6310 SBC has one µUSB port and a couple of USB 3.0 Type A (host) connectors. We also provide a 40 pin expansion header with accessible GPIOs available for users. Please refer to the product specifications in the Hardware Reference Manual or the datasheet for more information and also for the exact product SKU for the available interfaces.


22. What operating systems are supported and what is the OS roadmap?

A Board Support Package (BSP) for Android 10 is available as an officially supported package on our TechWeb repository. An Ubuntu/Debian Linux based BSP would soon be made available and please stay tuned to our website for an announcement on this package. Periodic releases shall be provided with feature improvements on both these packages. We would be glad to upgrade the BSP to a newer Android version to support feature improvements. Please stay tuned for announcements on our website for update releases.

23. Is root access possible on Penguin Solutions boards? Could you please explain how to get root privileges in Android?

Yes. As Android derives from the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access administrative permissions as on Linux. Please give below commands in adb shell to get root privileges #adb root #adb remount Note that root access to the app space is not provided by default by the BSP.

24. Is fastboot supported? How to enter fastboot?

Yes. To go to fastboot mode, keep the Fastboot button pressed before powering on the board. Release it after the board is powered on.

25. I’ve modified the boot partitions on my board and the board is no longer booting. What should I do?

If the eMMC partitions have been erased or partition table has been corrupted, you need to recover the eMMC using the instructions you can find on Penguin Solutions Techweb support portal by referring to the relevant application note.

26. Is the Hexagon DSP available on the IFC6310 platform?

Yes. Qualcomm’s Hexagon DSP architecture is designed to deliver performance with low power over a variety of heterogeneous computing applications. It has features such as hardware assisted multithreading and instructions geared toward efficient signal processing. The IFC6310 SBC comes with the Hexagon™ 546 DSP designed for low-power audio and computer vision processing. Qualcomm opens up a comprehensive Hexagon SDK that provides a complete environment to generate dynamic Hexagon DSP code modules. Penguin Solutions Android BSP releases enables the use of the Hexagon SDK and provides sample applications. The Hexagon SDK provides a RPC mechanism (FastRPC) to communicate between the HLOS and Hexagon DSP.

27. How can I get kernel debug messages?

Connect the device’s serial port and debug messages should start to show up on utilities like minicom/putty(if using a windows host).

28. Why isn’t Google Play available on my board?

Google Play is part of Google Mobile Services (GMS) and is licensed separately by Google. This is usually available on commercial Android devices. Though our hardware is capable of meeting requirements of the Google Test Suite that would lead to GMS certification, we have not added this to our product. For more details, please read our blog on this at Nevertheless, it is possible to side-load any Android application using the following commands:

#adb devices

#adb mount

#adb remount

#adb install

Should you have further questions not answered by the above FAQ and would like to have them included here, please contact