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KiteBoard is a ready-to-use, small form factor, LTE enabled compute and connectivity module, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC (MSM8916).

KiteBoard includes an application processor with integrated cellular modem, GPU, WiFi & BT/BLE connectivity, and GNSS function. Separate antenna connectors for cellular, WiFi/BT, and GPS make it possible to use the right antenna for the application. Kiteboard includes connectors to interface up-to 2 cameras, a high-resolution display, plus peripheral expansion (UART/SPI/I2C/GPIOs). KiteBoard can be powered by a DC power, USB or a LiPoly battery. KiteBoard integrates a high-current LiPoly charger, with support for external fuel gauge chips for accurate state-of-charge determination.

KiteBoard comes in two variants depending on the LTE configurations. One variant is customized for North America, while the other variant is designed for use in Europe & rest of the world.

KiteBoard natively runs Android.

Dimensions

50 mm x 70 mm x 5 mm (without connectors & switches)

50 mm x 70 mm x 8 mm (with connectors & switches)

SoC

Qualcomm MSM8916

Application Processor

Quad Core 64 bit ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2 GHz

Modem

Integrated Modem with Cat 4 LTE support, 3G/2G fallbacks. Dual SIM support (DSDS). Supports voice, data & SMS.

LTE Bands

  • 1,2,4,5,8,13,17 (North America)

  • 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20 (Europe hardware)

 

3G

  • Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8

GSM

  • 800, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

 

Operating System

Android L (5.1.1)

System Memory

1 GB LPDDR3 533 MHz (upgradable to 2GB)

Storage

16 GB in-build storage (eMMC)

Additional Storage

Micro SD Card, SD 3.0 (UHS-I)

GPU

Adreno 306

Wireless Connectivity

WiFi b/g/n, BT 4.1, BT LE 4.0. User selectable Bluetooth power mode (Class 1/Class 2)

GNSS

Qualcomm iZat Gen 8C with support for GPS/GLONASS/Beidou,AGPS support

Audio

Speaker (2W, 8 Ohm), Primary+Secondary Mic, Earpiece, I2S

Sensors

9 axis accelerometer, ecompass, gyroscope

System Power

DC, LiPoly Battery, USB

Battery

3.7/3.8V LiPoly Batteries

Battery Charger

Integrated high current (2A) charger for LiPoly battery supporting Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0

Camera

4 lane MIPI CSI (rear) camera supporting upto 13 MP camera, with Autofocus support

1 lane MIPI CSI (front) camera supporting upto 5 MP camera

Display

4 lane MIPI DSI interface supporting a maximum resolution of 1080p @ 60Hz

Wireless Display (Miracast) upto 720p @ 30Hz

USB

Single USB 2.0 OTG port

GPIOs

15 GPIOs (9 with platform wake-up capability)

Low speed interfaces

Multiplexed UART (upto 2), SPI (upto 4), I2C (Upto 4) interfaces. Unused pins can be used as additional GPIOs

LEDs

Single RGB LED

Miscellaneous

FM Radio Receiver

Buttons

Power (Button)

Volume Up & Down (Pads)

Haptic Feedback

Vibrator Motor (Pads)

CONNECTOR CONNECTOR TYPE SIGNALS OPTIONAL/INCLUDED
USB USB Micro B USB 2.0 Optional
DC Input   DC Power, GND Optional
SIM Micro SIM SIM 1 Optional
SD Micro SD SD Card Optional
Expansion 120 pin board to board connector,
4mm stacking height
GPIOs,UART/I2C/SPI,
system power, SD,
SIM1 & 2, USB,
Audio signals, Buttons
Included
Primary Camera 30 pin FPC 4 lane MIPI CSI,
autofocus, power, CCI
Included
Secondary Camera 24 pin FPC 1 lane MIPI CSI,
power, CCI
Included
Display 30 pin FPC 4 lane MIPI DSI, I2C,
I2S, PWM, Power,
Extra GPIOs
Included
LTE Primary Antenna Connector IPX   Included
LTE Diversity Antenna Connector IPX   Included
WiFi/BT Antenna Connector IPX   Included
GPS Antenna Connector IPX   Included
Battery   Power, GND, Thermal sense, I2C Optional

The Display connector supports MIPI displays. The display connectors includes an I2C interface, which can be used to directly interface a touch panel. A backlight PWM pin, power & GPIO signals are provided to make it possible to directly interface common MIPI displays panels with integrated touch. Interfacing LVDS/RGB/HDMI displays requires usage of a bridge chip and circuitry to convert the signals. I2S signals are also routed to the display connector – this can be used to implement HDMI audio if required.

USB Micro B, DC Input, MicroSIM, and MicroSD connectors are mounted in development boards. They are, however, optional in production boards. The signals on these connectors are routed to the expansion connector as well – this allows placement of the connectors at an appropriate place, as required in the target application.

  • Detailed Specifications
    Dimensions

    50 mm x 70 mm x 5 mm (without connectors & switches)

    50 mm x 70 mm x 8 mm (with connectors & switches)

    SoC

    Qualcomm MSM8916

    Application Processor

    Quad Core 64 bit ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2 GHz

    Modem

    Integrated Modem with Cat 4 LTE support, 3G/2G fallbacks. Dual SIM support (DSDS). Supports voice, data & SMS.

    LTE Bands

    • 1,2,4,5,8,13,17 (North America)

    • 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20 (Europe hardware)

     

    3G

    • Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8

    GSM

    • 800, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

     

    Operating System

    Android L (5.1.1)

    System Memory

    1 GB LPDDR3 533 MHz (upgradable to 2GB)

    Storage

    16 GB in-build storage (eMMC)

    Additional Storage

    Micro SD Card, SD 3.0 (UHS-I)

    GPU

    Adreno 306

    Wireless Connectivity

    WiFi b/g/n, BT 4.1, BT LE 4.0. User selectable Bluetooth power mode (Class 1/Class 2)

    GNSS

    Qualcomm iZat Gen 8C with support for GPS/GLONASS/Beidou,AGPS support

    Audio

    Speaker (2W, 8 Ohm), Primary+Secondary Mic, Earpiece, I2S

    Sensors

    9 axis accelerometer, ecompass, gyroscope

    System Power

    DC, LiPoly Battery, USB

    Battery

    3.7/3.8V LiPoly Batteries

    Battery Charger

    Integrated high current (2A) charger for LiPoly battery supporting Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0

    Camera

    4 lane MIPI CSI (rear) camera supporting upto 13 MP camera, with Autofocus support

    1 lane MIPI CSI (front) camera supporting upto 5 MP camera

    Display

    4 lane MIPI DSI interface supporting a maximum resolution of 1080p @ 60Hz

    Wireless Display (Miracast) upto 720p @ 30Hz

    USB

    Single USB 2.0 OTG port

    GPIOs

    15 GPIOs (9 with platform wake-up capability)

    Low speed interfaces

    Multiplexed UART (upto 2), SPI (upto 4), I2C (Upto 4) interfaces. Unused pins can be used as additional GPIOs

    LEDs

    Single RGB LED

    Miscellaneous

    FM Radio Receiver

    Buttons

    Power (Button)

    Volume Up & Down (Pads)

    Haptic Feedback

    Vibrator Motor (Pads)

  • Connectors on the KiteBoard
    CONNECTOR CONNECTOR TYPE SIGNALS OPTIONAL/INCLUDED
    USB USB Micro B USB 2.0 Optional
    DC Input   DC Power, GND Optional
    SIM Micro SIM SIM 1 Optional
    SD Micro SD SD Card Optional
    Expansion 120 pin board to board connector,
    4mm stacking height
    GPIOs,UART/I2C/SPI,
    system power, SD,
    SIM1 & 2, USB,
    Audio signals, Buttons
    Included
    Primary Camera 30 pin FPC 4 lane MIPI CSI,
    autofocus, power, CCI
    Included
    Secondary Camera 24 pin FPC 1 lane MIPI CSI,
    power, CCI
    Included
    Display 30 pin FPC 4 lane MIPI DSI, I2C,
    I2S, PWM, Power,
    Extra GPIOs
    Included
    LTE Primary Antenna Connector IPX   Included
    LTE Diversity Antenna Connector IPX   Included
    WiFi/BT Antenna Connector IPX   Included
    GPS Antenna Connector IPX   Included
    Battery   Power, GND, Thermal sense, I2C Optional

    The Display connector supports MIPI displays. The display connectors includes an I2C interface, which can be used to directly interface a touch panel. A backlight PWM pin, power & GPIO signals are provided to make it possible to directly interface common MIPI displays panels with integrated touch. Interfacing LVDS/RGB/HDMI displays requires usage of a bridge chip and circuitry to convert the signals. I2S signals are also routed to the display connector – this can be used to implement HDMI audio if required.

    USB Micro B, DC Input, MicroSIM, and MicroSD connectors are mounted in development boards. They are, however, optional in production boards. The signals on these connectors are routed to the expansion connector as well – this allows placement of the connectors at an appropriate place, as required in the target application.