Hardware Development Kit for Qualcomm 845-based SoM

SKU: SYS6701


The Penguin Edge™ SYS6701 Hardware Development Kit (SYS6701) from Penguin Solutions™ couples the IFC6701 Micro SoM with a small but complete carrier board to bring out all native interfaces and compute power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The easy-to-use platform enables a quick time to market of embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) products that are based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Penguin Edge custom camera modules with up to 4K encode capability are plug-n-play accessories for this platform.

What’s included in the kit?

The SYS6701 Hardware Development Kit (SYS6701), comes with (a) the IFC6701 Micro SoM, (b) a carrier board and (c) a starter kit that includes a 12V power adapter and USB-C cable.

Snapdragon 845 SoC Micro SoM based Reference Design

Easy and seamless cross-compatibility and upgradability

  • Pin, connector, electrical, and form-factor compatibility with all Micro SoMs from Penguin Solutions
  • Upgrade from or to any of the Penguin Solutions Micro SoMs
  • Standard EMI shields available for BTO SKUs for electrical noise protection and dual-use heat spreading & dissipation to improve performance.
  • Penguin Solutions would be glad to provide Custom Carrier design services with prototypes

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDA845) platform has processor advancements that offer an improved user experience

  • Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU: Manufactured in 2nd gen 10nm LPP, optimized across 4 performance and 4 efficiency cores for higher performance.
  • Hexagon™ 685 DSP: Designed to support supports sophisticated, on-device AI processing, delivering richer camera, voice, XR and gaming experiences.
  • Adreno™ 630 VPS: Featuring room-scale 6DoF with SLAM, Adreno Foveation, and significantly improved graphics rendering and video processing, the Visual Processing Subsystem(VPS) comprising the GPU, VPU and DPU provides a larger-than-life immersive experience. It includes support for Vulkan 2/OpenGL ES 3.2/OpenCL.
  • Dual 14-bit Spectra™ 280 ISPs support up to 16MP each for simultaneous concurrent cameras
  • Qualcomm® AI Engine: The 3rd generation AI Platform enables on-device intelligence and simplifies how you take pictures and videos. It also enables enhanced features like camera bokeh, more true to life XR, gaming, and long lasting battery life. The Snapdragon core hardware architectures are engineered to run AI applications quickly and efficiently.

Block Diagram

6701 reference-design block diagram


Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 845 processor (SDA845) manufactured in 10nm FinFET process technology

  • Customized Kryo™ ARMv8 compliant 64-bit Octa-core CPUs arranged in two dual-clusters, running at 2.8GHz (Gold) and 1.8GHz (Silver) each
  • Adreno™ 630 VPS with 64 bit addressing and designed for significantly improved graphics and efficient rendering as compared to the previous generation
  • Hexagon™ 685 DSP with dual-Hexagon vector processor designed for on-device AI processing, low-power audio, XR/gaming and computer vision processing
  • Spectra™ 280 camera (dual) Image Signal Processors (ISPs) to support up to 24MP single or 16MP@60 fps dual cameras

Processing Power, Memory and Storage

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 (SDA845 SoC) processor
  • 4GB on-board LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB UFS ROM
  • 1x µSD card v3.0 interface
  • USB-C on USB 3.1/gen1 + USB-SS
  • Intelligent scalable power management for superior energy efficiencies through PMIC

Audio, Video, Interface and Connectivity

  • Audio Lineout; Mic-In
  • UltraHD (4K) display on USB-C
  • H.265 (HEVC)/H.264 (AVC)/VP9 playback & capture @4K30
  • Dual MIPI-CSI cameras up to 16MP
  • 4-lane MIPI-DSI with FullHD+ capability
  • Multiple BLSPs for UART/I2C/SPI/GPIOs
  • 802.11n/ac 2X2 MU-MIMO 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi & BT/LE 5.x via WCN3990
  • GPS/GLONASS via SDR845
  • IO expansion header for GPIOs, UARTs, I2Cs and SPIs

Power, Mechanical and Environmental

  • Power: 12V/3A DC Adapter, 3.8V Battery
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 100mm
  • Operating Temp: 0°C to 50° C (Commercial Temperatures)
  • Storage Temp: -20°C to 85° C
  • Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant

Penguin Solutions offers SKU variants of the Penguin Edge SYS6701 reference design to suit varied end-use applications.

Part Number Description
IFC6701-00-P1 Qualcomm SD845 Micro SoM (Android Pie OS); 2x B2B conn; Commercial Temp support (0⁰ – 70⁰C)
IFC6701X-00-P1 Qualcomm SD845 Micro SoM (Android Pie OS); 2x B2B conn; Ext Temp support (-25⁰ – 85⁰C)
IFC67A1-00-P1 Qualcomm SD845 Micro SoM (Android Pie OS); 3x B2B conn; Commercial Temp support (0⁰ – 70⁰C)
IFC67A1X-00-P1 Qualcomm SD845 Micro SoM (Android Pie OS); 3x B2B conn; Ext Temp support (-25⁰ – 85⁰C)
SYS6701-00-P1 IFC6701-00-P1 SoM based Ref Design
SYS67A1-00-P1 IFC67A1-00-P1 SoM based Ref Design



  • 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


IFC6701 Datasheet Download
The BSP explained Download
IFC6701 Android Release Download

Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 845 (SDA845) SoC – A superior platform for Artificial Intelligence and Immersion

Thoughtfully designed with tech savvy consumers in mind, the Qualcomm SD845 (Snapdragon 845) utilizes heterogenous compute capabilities to enable immersive multimedia experiences including eXtended reality (XR), on-device artificial intelligence (AI) and lightning-fast connectivity. The Qualcomm SDA845 (Snapdragon 845) also introduces a hardware isolated subsystem called the secure processing unit (SPU), which is designed to add vault-like characteristics to existing layers of Qualcomm Technologies’ security features.

Here are a few features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDA845) SoC

  • Kryo CPU – The custom built 64-bit ARM v8-compliant Kryo 385 CPU has independent efficiency and power clusters, each designed to optimize for a unique user experience.
    • Four performance cores up to 2.8GHz (25 percent performance uplift compared to previous generation)
    • Four efficiency cores up to 1.8GHz
    • 2MB shared L3 cache
    • 3MB system cache
  • Hexagon DSP – The Hexagon 685 DSP is designed for advanced imaging and computer vision tasks and to significantly improve performance and battery life. It includes the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ sensor hub and HVX for optimal efficiency.
    • 3rd Generation Hexagon Vector DSP (HVX) for AI and imaging
    • 3rd Generation Qualcomm All-Ways AwareTM Sensor Hub
    • Hexagon scalar DSP for audio
  • Adreno VPS – The Adreno Video Processing system comes with up to 30% faster graphics rendering and 30% more power efficient for all visual processing. Developers gain access to the latest graphics APIs like OpenGL 3.0/3.2, Vulkan 2, DX12 FL 12 and OpenCL 2.0 full profile.
    • 2.5X higher display throughput
    • 2400×2400 @ 120 FPS per eye
    • Room-Scale 6DoF with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
    • Adreno Foveation: multiple technology advancements for multi-view, tile-based foveation with eye-tracking and fine grain preemption
  • Spectra ISP – The 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 280 architecture offers active depth sensing, capable of capturing changes in depth as small as 0.1mm. This will enable users to detect walls and other surrounding objects while using XR. Active depth sensing also improves image quality for bokeh effect, portrait, refocusing and other high-resolution photography features.
    • Ultra HD premium capture
    • Qualcomm Spectra Module Program, featuring Active Depth Sensing
    • Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering video capture
    • Multi-frame noise reduction
    • High performance capture up to 16MP @60FPS
    • Slow motion video capture (720p @480 fps)
    • ImMotion computational photography
  • Qualcomm AI Engine – Qualcomm AI Engine hardware includes the Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno VPS, and Kryo CPU, plus software features that all contribute to make on-device AI experiences possible in camera, audio, security and more. The key benefits of on-device AI include real-time responsiveness, improved privacy, and enhanced reliability.
  • Qualcomm Security Foundation – Robust security to address ever-increasing threats to device security and privacy are an absolute necessity and the Security suite is designed to provide exactly that.

Secure Foundation of Qualcomm SD845 / SDA845 (Snapdragon 845)


Android 10 BSP release

  • Periodic Android based BSP releases include in-depth documentation along with a host of royalty-free multimedia codecs
  • Contact PenguinEdgeSales@penguinsolutions.com for software solutions and customizations

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

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 845 (SDA845) processor Octa-core Kryo™ CPUs running at 2.8GHz (Gold Cluster) and 1.8GHz (Silver Cluster)
  • USB-C (USB 3.1/gen 1) with UltraHD display support; Input, OTG, MTP and mass storage devices
  • USB-SS based input, MTP, camera and mass storage devices
  • WiFi 802.11n/ac dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz client functionality) and DBS
  • BLE 5.x
  • SD card access and UFS memory, USB, I2S and low speed peripherals(I2C/UART/SPI) through BLSP programming
  • Persistent MAC address programming for WiFi/BT
  • MIPI-DSI based displays with touch screen support
  • Qualcomm SDKs’ support
  • MIPI-CSI camera sensor on either CSI interface (may require image quality tuning based on sensor choice)
  • Analog and Digital audio
  • Miracast
  • Control of user provisioned LEDs
  • Android OTA update Procedure
  • Android Verified Boot(dm-verity)
  • Android Recovery

Specialized solutions through SDKs from Qualcomm that are enabled from the Android BSP on IFC6701 SoM:

  • 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.
  • Symphony SDK that provides APIs to put tighter control on how you want to utilize the various compute units within Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors like multicore CPUs, GPU and DSPs for task scheduling, heterogeneous offload, and power and thermal management.


1. What is IFC67X1 Micro SoM?

The Penguin Edge IFC67X1 Micro SoM is a high performance tiny System on Module (SoM) solution for embedded systems designers. It is based on Qualcomm’s custom Octa-core 64-bit Kryo(385) CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 – SDA845) processor for embedded applications. The plug-and-play IFC67X1 Micro SoM comes in an ultra-small form factor of 28mm x 50mm and provides pin, electrical, and form-factor compatibility across a wide product line of Snapdragon processor-based SoMs from Penguin Solutions for easy migration.

2. Does the Micro SoM have variants based on different configurations?

Yes. Penguin Solutions offers a reference carrier board for this SoM. All native interfaces of the Qualcomm SD845 (Snapdragon 845) processor are brought out on this carrier. Please refer to the reference design product page for more details. The reference design comprises of the IFC6701 SoM and the carrier board.

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

Yes, while we offer standard products off-the-shelf (OTS) on our website and through our multiple distributors, 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. For customers wanting to design their own unique form-factor carrier board to interface with the OTS IFC67X1 Micro SoM, we offer design assistance support packages that include dedicated engineer, reference schematics and design reviews—contact Penguin Solutions sales for more details. In addition, Penguin Solutions also offers 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.

4. Where can I find more information about the IFC67X1 Micro SoM? What do I get when I buy an IFC67X1 Micro SoM? Is the device available internationally?

The Penguin Edge portion of the Penguin Solutions website has a lot of useful information about our SoMs at https://www.penguinsolutions.com/edge/products/system-on-modules. Please check on the exact product SKU for the pre-loaded software, available memory and supported temperature ranges. The IFC67X1 Micro SoM requires a carrier board (like all SoMs do) to power up and connect to peripheral devices and gain access to the extensive set of I/Os that are available on the Micro SoM. If you are considering the IFC67X1 Micro SoM for the first time, please purchase the comprehensive SYS67X1 reference design, which includes the Micro SoM, the reference carrier board, and a starter kit. Penguin Solutions Snapdragon processor-based Micro SoMs are all cross-compatible (pin, connector, and form factor) with Penguin Solutions reference carrier board designs, ensuring a smooth path to migrate/upgrade to new Snapdragon processor-based Micro SoMs in the future. Once you register the product with Penguin Solutions, you would get dedicated support from us. The board ships to most places worldwide and relevant shipping and local tax/customs duty charges may apply. Please contact PenguinEdgeSales@penguinsolutions.com for pricing details or any additional questions that you may have before buying an SYS67X1.

5. Does Penguin Solutions have a blog?

Yes! You can find our periodic blogs at https://www.penguinsolutions.com/edge/resources/blog/category/articles. Here you can keep up with all of the latest information about Penguin Solutions products, conference/trade show appearances, and innovative customer case-studies and applications.


6. What are the accessories available?

Our website https://www.penguinsolutions.com/edge/products/accessories lists all the available accessories. Please note that User guides and product datasheets are available for all accessories.

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

The IFC67X1 does not include support for a wireless modem. Third party cellular modem dongles can be connected to the IFC67X1 based reference design via USB and may require special drivers from the respective manufacturers. We can also help you design in a 3rd party cellular modem module in your custom carrier board that is mated with an Penguin Solutions Micro SoM.

8. What is the storage capacity of the IFC67X1 Micro SoM? Is it expandable?

The on board storage (UFS) capacity is 64GB. Storage can be expanded by connecting a Micro-SD card or USB storage on the SYS67X1 reference design.

9. What are the performance details of the IFC67X1? What is the speed of the RAM?

The IFC67X1 Micro SoM is based on the Qualcomm SDA845 (Snapdragon 845) processor, which includes custom Qualcomm® Kryo™ Quad-core 64-bit ARM V-8 compliant CPUs organized as two clusters viz., Performance@2.8GHz each and Efficiency@1.8GHz each with 2MB shared L3 cache and 3MB system cache.

The on-board 4GB LPDDR4X RAM operates at 1866MHz

All our Android releases are benchmarked with Antutu and validated with the Qualcomm Trepn™ Profiler to ensure that all cores are capable of operating at their maximum frequency.

10. What is the stacked height of the SoM mounted on the carrier board?

The height of the IFC6701 Micro SoM is between 5.9mm to 6.6mm depending on the presence of the EMI shield. The full height when mounted on mating connectors on the carrier board is between 6.8mm and 7.5mm. Please check on product SKU details for the presence of the EMI shield.

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

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845(SDA845) natively supports dual-link MIPI-DSI and USB-C with DP Alternate Mode.

The SYS67X1 reference design has a 51-pin FI-R DSI connector with support for dual MIPI-DSI ports. Note that the displays are not provided as peripherals with the SYS67X1 reference design. They can be purchased fromhttps://www.penguinsolutions.com/edge/products/accessories.

12. What are the capabilities of the video Decoder/Encoder on the IFC67X1 Micro SoM?

Please refer to https://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html for supported codecs from Android. Hardware accelerated capabilities of the SDA845 SoC are:

Supported Codec Profile(s) Resolution/Bitrate/Framereate
Video Decode H.265 (HEVC) Main profile(8-bit/10-bit) up to level 6 720p/120Mbps/480fps 1080P/120Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2304/120Mbps/30fps
H.264 (AVC) (Constrained) Baseline, main, (Constrained) high profiles; up to level 5.2 720p/120Mbps/480fps 1080P/120Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2304/120Mbps/30fps
H.263 Profile 0; up to Level 70 720×576/16mbps/30fps 864×480/16mbps/30fps
MPEG-4 Simple, Advanced simple profiles; up to levels 6 and 5, respectively 1080P/40mbps/30fps
MPEG-2 Main profile 1080P/40mbps/30fps
VC-1 Adv Main, Simple and High profile 1080P/20mbps/60fps
DivX DivX 4/5/6 1080P/10mbps/30fps
VP8 Profile 0, Version 0/1/2/3 720p/100Mbps/240fps 1080P/100Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/100Mbps/30fps 4096×2160/100Mbps/30fps 4096×2304/100Mbps/24fps
VP9 Profile 0; 8-bit; Level 5.1 Profile 2; 10-bit; Level 5.1 720p/120Mbps/480fps 1080P/120Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2304/120Mbps/30fps
Video Encode H.265 (HEVC) Main profile 8-bit, up to level 6; Main profile 10-bit, up to level 6 (10-bit HDR encoding with HLG standard only) 720p/120Mbps/480fps 1080P/120Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2304/120Mbps/30fps
H.264 (AVC) Baseline, main, high profiles; up to level 5.1 720p/120Mbps/480fps 1080P/120Mbps/240fps 3840×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2160/120Mbps/60fps 4096×2304/120Mbps/30fps
H.263 Profile 0; up to Level 70 352×288/2Mbps/30fps 864×480/2Mbps/30fps
MPEG-4 simple profiles; up to levels 6 720P/4Mbps/30fps
VP8 Profile 0, Version 0/1/2/3 720p/100Mbps/240fps 1080P/100Mbps/120fps 3840×2160/100Mbps/30fps 4096×2160/100Mbps/30fps 4096×2304/100Mbps/24fps

13. What are the camera capabilities of the IFC67X1 Micro SoM?

The IFC67X1 Micro SoM has up to three MIPI-CSI camera interfaces that support 4 lanes from CSI0, CSI1 and CSI2 each. Please check on the exact product SKU for the number of camera interfaces supported. 2×14-bit ISP that are 16MP+16MP@60fps capable Dual simultaneous camera capability is possible on a system built on this SoM.

Penguin Solutions platforms are typically validated with a Sony IMX230 sensor (21MP) based camera module for 4K@30fps capture and record. Note that the camera is not provided as part of the SYS67X1 reference design. It can be purchased as an accessory from https://www.penguinsolutions.com/edge/products/accessories.

14. How much power does the SoM draw? Is it possible to measure the power?

The IFC67X1 SoM takes 3.8V Power Input. The reference design is powered by a 12V/3A wall adaptor. Our products typically offer support for 7V-16V power input range. The total power consumed by the SYS67X1 reference design ranges between 6W to 17W when different use cases are executed. There are a few test points made available to measure run-time power on the board. The input current through the DC jack can be measured during different use-cases. Please note that we run the Qualcomm Trepn™ profiler as part of our validation process on all of our stock Android releases.

15. What are the audio capabilities of the reference design?

Audio is brought out on a combo jack as line-outs, and mic-in from the integrated PMIC audio codec on the SoM. Audio is also available from the USB lines.

16. What are the sensor capabilities?

Snapdragon 660 processor’s Hexagon DSP cluster has a dedicated sensor core to support always-on sensor-aware apps. Note that the reference design doesn’t have any onboard sensors.

17. What documents are provided? Are board design files also provided?

We provide datasheets, user guide and a Hardware Reference Manual. Schematics are not provided for the IFC67X1 Micro SoM. Board design files are proprietary and are the intellectual property of Penguin Solutions, and hence not provided.

All software releases are accompanied with release notes, user guides and application notes that describe the installation procedure.

18. What is the support model from Penguin Solutions after products are purchased?

Penguin Solutions offers a range of standard products off-the-shelf (OTS) on its website and through our distributors (Arrow/Mouser/Atlantik). Apart from these, it offers pre-validated build-to-order (BTO) configurations, as well as configure-to-order (CTO) options for existing products. In addition, we also offer full custom hardware design and associated software/device driver development, for those projects where a unique design is required to meet sophisticated technical challenges. All purchases of Penguin Solutions 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 two support tickets. For a sustained technical support, Penguin Solutions offers Design Assistance Support Contracts for shorter periods of time and Annual Support Contracts for its customers who would like unlimited prioritized technical support. Please contact Penguin Solutions to obtain more details of the support contracts.

19. Is there a way to automatically boot up the reference design, when the system is electrically powered?

Yes, this is possible but will involve a hardware rework. On the carrier board, please mount a 0Ω Resistor for R243 (location shown below). Do note that the warranty becomes void once the hardware is modified by you.


20. The SYS67A1 reference design SKU is listed as Build-To-Order. What is the difference between this version and the SYS6701 version? Do we miss any features if there are only 2 B2B connectors between the SoM and the Carrier board?

The IFC67A1 SoM and the reference design based on this SoM, SYS67A1 are Build-To-Order SKUs and thus has an MoQ of 100 units for ordering. Please contact our sales team for specific details and lead times. The following additional features are available on SYS67A1 reference design:

  • The USB Type A connector will operate at USB3.0 speeds (while on SYS6701, this connector will operate at USB 2.0 speeds)
  • All three native MIPI-CSI interfaces (CSI0, CSI1 and CSI2) are operational on SYS67A1 (while CSI0 and CSI2 only are available on SYS6701)
  • SYS67A1 supports battery and charging capabilities (the battery header is thus redundant on the SYS6701)
  • SYS67A1 has an additional PCIe interface (PCIe0 and PCIe1). SYS6701 supports PCIe1 only

Networking, IO and Wireless

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

MAC addresses are fixed at the factory. Changing them should not be necessary since the correct addresses are programmed before the board is shipped. If it is still required, please refer to the Release Notes and App notes available on Penguin Solutions TechWeb support portal.

22. What are the IO interfaces available?

Standard I/O interfaces including I2C, SPI, UART, UIM and GPIOs are available. The Snapdragon 660 processor supports 1x USB 3.1 gen1 and 1 x USB 2.0. Please refer to the product specifications in the Hardware Reference Manual or the datasheet for more information.


23. What operating systems are supported and what is the OS roadmap for the IFC67X1 Micro SoM?

A Board Support Package (BSPs) for Android Pie is available today as an officially supported package on the Penguin Solutions TechWeb. Periodic releases shall be provided with feature improvements on this package. Penguin Solutions also upgrades the BSPs to newer Android releases and upstream Linux kernel to support feature improvements on its platforms. Please stay tuned for announcements on our website for update releases.

24. 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

25. Is fastboot supported? How to enter fastboot?

Yes. To go to fastboot mode, keep the Vol- button (for exact location, check the Quick Start Guide [QSG] document for the IFC67X1 Micro SoM based reference design) pressed before powering on the board and release it after the board has powered on.

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

If the eMMC (flash memory) partitions have been erased or the partition table has been corrupted, you can recover through a procedure that uses the USB port. Please logon to our Techweb repository to access the necessary document.

27. Is the Hexagon DSP available on the IFC67X1 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, privilege levels, VLIW, SIMD and instructions geared toward efficient signal processing. The IFC67X1 micro SoM comes with the Hexagon™ 685 DSP with dual-Hexagon vector processor for ultra-low-power audio and computer vision processing.

Qualcomm also opens up a comprehensive Hexagon SDK for all its processors that provides for a complete environment to generate dynamic Hexagon DSP code modules. Please checkhttps://developer.qualcomm.com/software/hexagon-dsp-sdk for downloading the SDK.

28. Why isn’t Google Play (previously Android Market) 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. Please contact PenguinEdgeSales@penguinsolutions.com if this is a requirement for your product.

Nevertheless, it is possible to side-load any Android application using the following commands:

#adb devices

#adb mount

#adb remount

#adb install apk

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

Penguin Solutions offers a range of off-the-shelf accessories that enable you to re-create system configurations that your customers need. These accessories are custom built by Penguin Solutions and are supported with a strong roadmap. The accessories listed below are suitable for the development kit based on Qualcomm SDA845 Snapdragon 845 Micro SoM. They are mostly cross compatible with all SoM based reference designs from Penguin Solutions.

acc-1h70-mipi-csi-camera-module-qualcomm-sd660 Penguin Edge ACC-1H70 21 MP MIPI-CSI CAMERA MODULE KIT


A MIPI-CSI camera accessory based on Sony’s IMX230 which is a 21 Mega Pixel CMOS active pixel type stacked image sensor with a square pixel array. It adopts Exmor RS™ technology to achieve high speed image capturing. This camera module interfaces with a cable to the 41 pin MIPI-CSI connectors available on the INfroce SoM based reference designs and some of Penguin Solutions SBC products. It operates with three power supply voltages and achieves low power consumption. It offers a readout rate of 24 frames per second at full resolution and HDR mode imaging of 30fps@4K2K/1080p@60. A 41-pin JF08 cable is also included in this kit.



An UH2C/1080p Camera adapter board using Toshiba’s UHDMI to CSI conversion chip. It uses a Type A HDMI connector to receive the HDMI input and feeds CSI data into the Penguin Solutions Systems through two 41-pin MIPI-CSI connectors. There is no additional power supply required for this module. This module is Capable of supporting 1080p on a single CSI-2 using 4 lanes and 4k using dual CSI-2 using 8 lanes. The necessary cables are included with this accessory.


*- Optional software. Contact sales team at PenguinEdgeSales@penguinsolutions.com for enabling this accessory.