• Qualcomm® APQ8096SG high-performance Embedded Processor
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU supporting 4K@60fps, 8 x 1080p@30fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS
  • Compact form factor module with the MXM 3.0 314-pin connector
  • VIA Edge AI Developer Kit featuring module, carrier board, and optional 13MP camera
  • Android 8.0 BSP; Linux kernel 3.18.44 BSP based on Yocto 2.0.3


VIA SOM-9X20 Module

The VIA SOM-9X20 module is powered by the Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor and delivers the ideal balance of leading-edge performance and stunning visual and audio capabilities in a versatile and ultra-compact package for jump-starting the development of intelligent Edge AI systems and devices for an unlimited array of next-generation Smart Retail, Smart City, Enterprise IoT, Industrial IoT, and Automotive applications.


The VIA SOM-9X20 is a highly-integrated system-on-module powered by the Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor which features the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU that is designed to deliver immersive visual graphics. Measuring a mere 8.2cm x 4.5cm, the VIA SOM-9X20 module features 64GB UFS and 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM onboard. It also offers rich I/O and display expansion options through its MXM 3.0 314-pin connector, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0, SDIO, PCIe, MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, and multi-function pins for UART, I2C, SPI, and GPIO.

New SOM-9X20

The VIA SOM-9X20 also provides a full range of wireless connectivity options including GPS, BT 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac through an integrated combo module featuring two antenna connectors.


The VIA SOM-9X20 comes with a choice of BSPs featuring Android 8.0 and Linux kernel 3.18.44 based on Yocto 2.0.3, as well as the VIA Smart ETK (Embedded Tool Kit) comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, GPIO access, RTC for auto-power on, and a sample app.

A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available.

VIA SOM-9X20 is Microsoft Azure Ceritifed


To simplify the design, testing, and deployment of intelligent Edge AI systems and devices, the VIA SOM-9X20 is available as part of the VIA Edge AI Developer Kit, which also features a SOMDB2 Carrier Board and optional 13MP camera module that is optimized for intelligent real-time video capture, processing, and edge analysis.

The kit is available in two configurations from the VIA Embedded online store:

  • VIA SOM-9X20 SOM Module and SOMDB2 Carrier Board with 13MP CMOS Camera Module (COB 1/3.06” 4224×3136 pixels): US$629 plus shipping
  • VIA SOM-9X20 SOM Module and SOMDB2 Carrier Board: US$569 plus shipping
  • Optional 10.1” MIPI LCD touch panel: US$179 plus shipping.

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For the fastest and most flexible path for accelerating the design and manufacturing of new Edge AI and application-specific IoT systems and devices, you can also take advantage of the VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service. This delivers a one-stop custom system design solution that covers all steps of the development process, including the definition of the core system specifications, rapid prototyping, hardware and software development, I/O and wireless connectivity integration, and management of the path2production.

All brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Qualcomm APQ8096SG, Qualcomm Kryo, and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm, APQ8096SG Embedded Processor, and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Kryo is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.


VIA SOM-9X20 - Module
Get the PDF version of the VIA SOM-9X20 datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameSOM-9X20
ProcessorQualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor
- Two high-performance Kryo cores up to 2.342GHz
- Two low power Kryo cores up to 1.593GHz
System Memory4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM
Storage64GB UFS 2.1 Flash Memory
GraphicsQualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU
3D graphics accelerator with 64-bit addressing 624MHz
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL ES 3.1/GEP, GL4.4, DX11.3/4, OpenCL 2.0, Renderscript-Next
Supports H.264, VP8, HEVC 8/10-bit, VP9 video decoding up to: 4K@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 8 x 1080p@30fps
Trusted Platform ModuleTPM1.2 : ST33TPM12I2C
Wireless ConnectivityNFA324A-12H32 QCA6174A-1 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1 combo LGA module with 2 antenna connectors
Qualcomm WGR7640 GPS/GNSS RF receiver with antenna connector
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 2.0 Transmitter
Support I/O through MXM 3.0 Connector1 HDMI 2.0 port
2 MIPI DSI 4-Lane connectors
3 MIPI CSI 4-Lane connectors
1 USB 3.0 OTG
1 USB 2.0 host
Multi-function pins for UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO
2 PCIe 2.0 (1-Lane)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0, Linux kernel 3.18.44
Operating Temperature-20°C ~ 70°C
Operating Humidity0% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Form Factor8.2cm x 4.5cm (3.23" x 1.77")


SOM-9X20 Documentation

User Manualv1.082019-01-04
Edge AI Developer Kit Quick Guidev1.002018-05-16

SOM-9X20 Software Downloads

In order to download the available Board Support Packages and Evaluation Kit Images for the SOM-9X20 a user account and a valid SOM-9X20 serial number are required. Click the button below to create an account or to login access to the download page.

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SOM-9X20 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
10GWG23Q00020Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor @ 2.342GHz/1.593GHzSOM module with Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor, 64GB UFS, 4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM, HDMI, 2 DSI, 3 CSI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, UART, GPIO, SDIO, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GNSS, 2 PCIe 2.0 1-Lane
10GWH00000020N/ASOMDB2 carrier board
STK-VT6093-00A1Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor @ 2.342GHz/1.593GHzSOM-9X20 starter kit

Packing List: SOM-9X20 module, SOMDB2 carrier board, VT6093 audio module, COM cable, AC adapter, Power cord, 2 Antennas for Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
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