Intrinsyc Technologies Product Selection Guide -

08 Aug 2019

Intrinsyc Technologies Product Selection Guide


Thinking of Intrinsyc for your new product? Intrinsyc’s Open-Q™ platforms cover the diverse performance range of applications within the IoT (Internet of Things) and connected device markets. Here’s a guide to our collection of​​ Open-Q™ System on Modules (SOM)​​ and​​ Single Board Computer (SBC), based on Qualcomm® chipsets, that will help you in making a sound and confident selection for your product.

One of the foremost benefits of Intrinsyc’s Open-Q™ modules is their production ready design paired with a feature rich Board Support Package (BSP). This results in a shortened time to market, lowered development​​ risks and costs, and reduced production life cycle management. With endless applications possible for each module, it can be difficult to select one that fulfills all the requirements and fits the criteria of your new product. This high-level target-oriented guide will help you select the most suitable Intrinsyc​​ SOM​​ or​​ SBC​​ for your new product. It classifies our production modules in 5 different series based on their target markets and processing capabilities. Each series in turn lays out the key selection criteria for every production module in an incremental manner.

WEARABLE SERIES:​​ With a form factor of 31.5 mm x 15 mm, our wearable series are ultra-small and power efficient SOMs targeted for connected wearables, smart trackers and miniature embedded products. These SOMs operate Android™ for Wearables which is a version of Android™ optimized for low power and reduced memory requirements.



Key Selection Criteria

Open-Q™ 2100 SOM

The Open-Q™ 2100 SOM is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™​​ Wear 2100 platform.


  • Quad-core ARM® Cortex® A7

  • Smallest form-factor

  • 8MP Camera

  • 720p Display

  • USB2.0

  • Android™ 7 OS for​​ wearables

Open-Q™ 2500 SOM

Based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2500 platform, the Open-Q™ 2500 SOM is an enhanced version of the Open-Q™ 2100 SOM.


  • Lowest power consumption

  • Quick Charge™ via USB-C

  • Android™ 8 OS for wearables


200 SERIES:​​ With a​​ combination of high-end connectivity and audio features, the 200 series is targeted towards low cost audio devices, home automation gateways, smart speakers and voice-controlled home hub products.



Key Selection Criteria

Open-Q™​​ 212A SOM


Based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 212 processor, the Open-Q™ 212A SOM is targeted at home automation devices that require cloud connectivity and pro audio processing.


  • Quad-core ARM® Cortex® A7

  • Low power CPU

  • Integrated Qualcomm® Hi-Fi audio codec​​ with advanced multi-mic audio solution

  • High performance, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO

  • FCC /IC Pre-certified Wi-Fi/BT​​ 

  • 8MP Camera

  • USB2.0

  • Linux® OS​​ 


400 SERIES:​​ If you are developing a low cost, small form factor device that requires​​ multiple peripherals and longer life, the 400 series provides the best option. It is aimed for edge computing devices such as portable handhelds, connected cameras and IoT gateways.



Key Selection Criteria

Open-Q™ 410 SOM

Based on​​ Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor, the Open-Q™ 410 SOM offers comprehensive I/O connectivity at low cost.


  • Quad-core ARM® Cortex® A53

  • Long lifetime

  • Small form factor: 31.5 mm x 15 mm

  • FCC /IC Pre-certified Wi-Fi/BT

  • Japan Radio Type​​ Certification

  • 13MP Camera

  • 1080p Display

  • USB2.0

  • Android™ 7, Linux® and Windows 10 IoT OS support


600 SERIES:​​ Intrinsyc’s 600 series portfolio is a diverse group of SOMs and SBC, namely the Open-Q™ 605 SBC, the Open-Q™ 624A SOM, the Open-Q™ 626 µSOM and the Open-Q™ 660 µSOM. This dynamic range of platforms are targeted towards connected cameras, smart home hubs, industrial automation and machine learning systems. Some of the key points that can help you to narrow down your selection to this series are:

  • Latest connectivity: USB 3.x Type-C USB

  • Dual ISPs: Dual camera, with up to 4K video processing​​ 



Key Selection Criteria

Open-Q™ 624A SOM

Based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 624 processor, the Open-Q™ 624A SOM provides high audio​​ fidelity and powerful connectivity ideal for home hub products requiring audio/video streaming.


  • Octa-core ARM® Cortex® A53

  • Best price performance

  • Integrated Qualcomm® Hi-Fi audio codec with multi-mic audio solution

  • High performance, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO

  • 1080p video capture & playback

  • Up to 21MP Camera

  • 1080p 60fps Display

  • USB3.0 Type-C

  • Android™ 8 OS support

Open-Q™ 626​​ µSOM

With Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 processor at its core, the​​ Open-Q™ 626 SOM​​ offers improved​​ computation performance than the Open-Q™ 624A SOM in a smaller package.

Small form-factor

  • Small form-factor

  • Support for Neural Processing SDK for AI on CPU & GPU

  • 4K video capture & playback

  • Up to 24MP Camera

  • Android™ 9 & Linux® OS support


Open-Q™ 660​​ µSOM



The Open-Q™ 660 SOM is based on the next generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 processor offering enhancements for machine learning and neural inference.


  • Qualcomm® Octa-core Kyro™ 260 with custom cores for improved processing performance

  • Expands native AI support beyond Open-Q™ 626 SOM to also include low power DSP

  • Bluetooth 5.x

  • Dual 16MP / Single 24MP Camera

  • 2K Display

  • 2 USB ports: USB3.1 Type-C + USB2.0

  • Android™ 9 OS support

Open-Q™ 605 SBC


The Open-Q™ 605 SBC is based on the​​ Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 605 processor, engineered specifically for low power operation and better thermal efficiency.​​ 


  • Qualcomm® Octa-core Kyro™ 300

  • 10nm fabrication process for low power operation

  • Native machine learning and advanced image​​ processing algorithms

  • 5.7K video encode and decode

  • Up to 32MP Single Camera

  • Android™ 9 OS support


800 SERIES:​​ The 800 series offers the highest performance SOMs leveraging Qualcomm’s premium-tier processors. These platforms are targeted towards​​ advanced industrial automation, robotics, drones, AI & VR applications. Some of the key features of these Open-Q™ SOMs that you can match your product requirements against:

  • Extended connectivity: PCIe

  • Display: Native 4K, dual & concurrent display configuration

  • Dual ISPs: Dual Camera, Concurrent 4K video encode/decode, Up-to 32MP single camera

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP: Hardware based vector extensions for native AI and deep neural networks



Key Selection Criteria

Open-Q™ 820 SOM



The​​ Open-Q™ 820 SOM is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor.


  • Qualcomm® Quad-core Kyro™

  • Greater longevity

  • Edge pinouts

  • Pre-certified Wi-Fi/BT module for multiple regions

  • Excellent thermal dissipation

  • Integrated audio codec​​ 

  • Dual 13MP / Single 28MP​​ Camera

  • USB3.0 & USB2.0

  • Android™ 9 and Linux® OS support

Open-Q™ 820 µSOM