• Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 quad-core processor
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 430 GPU supporting 4K@60fps, 8 x 1080p@30fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS
  • Compact form factor module with the MXM 3.0 314-pin connector
  • Evaluation carrier board available


VIA SOM-9X20 Module

The highly-integrated VIA SOM-9X20 module is the first product offering from VIA powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 embedded platform that 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 next-generation Enterprise IoT and embedded devices.


The VIA SOM-9X20 is a highly-integrated system-on-module powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 quad-core 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 eMMC Flash memory and 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM onboard and 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, 12C, SPI, and GPIO.

Qualcomm System-on-Module hardware

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


The VIA SOM-9X20 BSP features Android 8.0 and Linux Kernel 3.18.44 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.


Customers can take advantage of our multi-I/O evaluation carrier board to speed time-to-market or can utilize VIA’s extensive technical support in developing a custom baseboard to meet their exact application requirements.

Customers looking for the fastest and most flexible path for accelerating the design and manufacturing of new application-specific IoT systems and devices can take advantage of the VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service. It 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 Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm, Snapdragon, and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Kryo is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

For more inspiration on how our SOM-9X20 can be turned into your next computer vision solution, download your copy of the VIA Smart Recognition Turnkey System brochure and VIA SOM-9X20 Machine Vision Platform brochure.


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

Model NameSOM-9X20
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC
- Two high-performance Kryo cores up to 2.15GHz
- Two low power Kryo cores up to 1.593GHz
System Memory4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM
Storage64GB eMMC 5.1/UFS 2.0 Flash Memory
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
3D graphics accelerator with 64-bit addressing 624 MHz
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 802.11 a/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 Manualv1.012018-01-29


SOM-9X20 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
10GWG23Q100A0Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC @ 2.15GHz/1.593GHzSOM module with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC, 64GB eMMC, 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
10GWH000000A0N/ASOMDB2 carrier board
STK-VT6093-00A1Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC @ 2.15GHz/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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