The DragonBoard platform is a development kit based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor. The kit exposes the Snapdragon processor and lets you take advantage of pins, connectors, adapters and expansion headers to tap into its functionality in your own product development efforts.

The DragonBoard Development Kit is ideal for:

  • creating and prototyping hardware components
  • developing middleware
  • specifying and testing embedded systems
  • conducting research on mobile platforms
  • teaching and learning electronic engineering

You can cover a lot of technical ground with the DragonBoard Development Kit, including Android, integrated development environments (IDEs), radios, application processors, debuggers, sensors and displays. And you’ll be working with the same Snapdragon application processor that powers millions of mobile devices worldwide. (The DragonBoard platform supports WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity, but not 3G/4G connectivity.)

For more information about the DragonBoard platform, visit myDragonBoard.org. You can compare DragonBoard models, review projects created around the DragonBoard Development Kit, browse the community forum, subscribe to the blog and read FAQs.

DragonBoard Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Development Board

The DragonBoard™ development kit based on a Snapdragon 800 is designed to be a powerful, feature-rich, versatile, and easy-to-use exposed board platform for component vendors, as well as hardware, software, and embedded developers. It provides users with access to best-in-class hardware, along with tools and resources to help them develop advanced mobile and embedded applications. Dragonboard consists of a production-ready System on Module, or a SoM, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, a mini-ITX carrier board and accessories kit, featuring exposed connectors, adapters, expansion headers and a vast number of development, test, and debug interfaces. The production-ready SoM based on a Snapdragon 800 processor offers:

  • Asynchronous quad-core Krait 400 CPUs at up to 2.3GHz each
  • Adreno 330 GPU for console-quality 3D graphics
  • Hexagon™ DSP for low-power applications
  • Ultra HD video capture and playback with surround sound audio
  • Dual image signal processors (ISP) to process multiple HD camera inputs
  • 2GB LPDDR3 memory, 16GB eMMC storage, & Micro SD Card Slot
  • Multiple connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth, GNSS, NFC

The SoM snaps into the Qseven interface of the Mini-ITX carrier board, which connects it to:

  • Touchscreen display
  • Dual MIPI DSI + Touch Panel 60-pin connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 2 x SATA headers
  • 6-port audio jack & ANC 3.5mm headset jack
  • HDMI and DisplayPort outputs
  • JTAG, RS-232, and other debug interfaces
  • Sensors, audio, education and other expansion headers
  • ITX headers for USB, Audio, front panel switch, LEDs, and power

Purchase Snapdragon 800 Dev Kit from Intrinsyc

DragonBoard Snapdragon 600 APQ864T Development Board

Designed with multimedia in mind, the development kit based on the Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T processor provides developers the necessary tools to accelerate their product design cycle, and is equipped with a comprehensive suite of on-board IOs and peripherals including a 4-inch MIPI-DSI LCD multi-touch display, MIPI-CSI 20MP Omnivision® Camera and sensors. Ideal for quickly developing media rich applications such as video conferencing, thin clients, digital signage, audio processing, industrial, medical applications, and video surveillance, the SYS6440 development kit is available off-the-shelf from Inforce, and is supported by real-time OEM development support plans.

Utilize the power of the Snapdragon 600 processors that is widely available in commercial smartphones and tablets today. Key features include:

  • Up to 1.7 GHz Quad Krait CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 1080P video support
  • Up to 20 MP camera support

The SYS6440 development kit includes a Mini-ITx standard form-factor Carrier Board, with Qseven System on Module with Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T processor, Sensor Board Module, Camera Module, Battery and LCD Touch Screen Display. The Qseven System on Module (SOM) IFC6400 is a compact, cost-effective platform solution for mobile application developers in a Qseven compatible form factor. The versatile packaging provides access to the rich I/O features of the Snapdragon System-on-Chip in an ultra-small size form factor for high computing multimedia applications

Also available, the IFC6410 is an ultra-small, cost-effective single-board computer solution for embedded developers in a convenient Pico-ITx standard form factor. The IFC6410 provides developers access to the rich I/O features of the Snapdragon 600 System-on-Chip.

Purchase the Snapdragon 600 Dev Kit from Inforce


Developer Resources

DragonBoard Support
DragonBoard support is available from mydragonboard.org.