PathPartner offers a complete reference design for building smart AI-enabled cameras, based on Qualcomm® QCS605 SoC. It houses a very powerful yet small form-factor SoM (PathPartner’s PT605 SoM, based on QCS605) along with 4G/LTE connectivity and multiple peripherals and can be used directly in end product designs for smart cameras. Packing powerful edge computing, sensor processing and integrated wireless connectivity, the PathPartner smart camera reference board is ideal for smart home cameras, action cameras, surveillance cameras, robotics, drones, AR/VR devices and industrial cameras.

Powerful features packed in a small form-factor board

Built upon Qualcomm’s QCS605, the smart camera reference board offers a powerful combination of performance and power efficiency for edge computing applications.

Based on Qualcomm QCS605

Custom designed specifically for camera applications

Dual ISP and 4K Ultra-HD Video

For premium video capture and playback

In-built AI for edge computing

Powerful AI engines for facial recognition, object detection etc.

Multiple wireless connectivity options

Enhanced integrated multiple connectivity solutions

Works on battery

Rechargeable battery support

On board and extended storage

Extended storage memory

Technical Specifications


  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Octa-Core CPU, 64-bit ARM v-8 built on 10nm
  • Kryo Gold: Two high-performance cores up to 2.5 GHz
  • Kryo Silver: Six low-power cores up to 1.7 GHz
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP clocked at 1.2Ghz and
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU, 64-bit, clocked at 780Mhz
  • Qualcomm® Sensor core for always on use case

Wireless connectivity

  • 4G LTE modem having GNSS support (Bands may vary based on requirement) with micro SIM connector and LTE Main, Diversity, GNSS antenna
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5.0 GHz 2x2 MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0


  • 3x 4-lane(or 4+4+2+1) MIPI-CSI for external camera support


  • 2x Digital Microphone with a flat frequency response of 20Hz ~ 20kHz and high SNR of 64.5dB
  • 1x External Mono speaker


  • 1x HDMI display support with HDMI1.4 and HDCP1.4 Compliant having resolution up to 4K 30Hz over HDMI type D connector
  • 1x 2.8 inch TFT LCD display over SPI interface


  • Internal storage:
    • 1x 4GB LPDDR4X RAM
    • 1x 16GB eMMC 5.1 flash
  • External storage:
    • 1x Micro SD card with SD 3.0 support


  • 1x USB 3.1/USB 2.0 client/host interface
  • 13x QUP 4-pin port configurable as I2C, SPI, UART or GPIO
  • 1x SDIO
  • 1x CAN interface having speed up to 5 Mbps
  • Supports Type-C USB for Display port as well


  • GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo


  • 1x IMU sensor (STMicroelectronics LSM6DSMTR) for Accelerometer, Gyroscope measurements using SPI interface

User interface

  • 4x Push buttons for SOM Power ON, OK button, volume up and volume down
  • 1x Boot mode selection DIP switch
  • 1x RGB LED for indications

Operating Envoirnment

  • Power Input
    • DC 12V/4A using DF52-10S-0.8H connector
    • DC 5V/3A USB input
    • 3.8V/4000mAh Battery input
  • Operating Temperature - 30°C to +60°C

Module details

  • 3X 100 position connector Receptacle compatible with QCS605 SOM board to board connectors..
  • SOM Board size: 70 x 35 mm
  • Carrier board size: 130 x 80 mm

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Along with reference board, PathPartner offers complete kit for quickly testing your proof-of-concept. The kit consists of one reference board with a bunch of accessories and base software that you can quickly put together.

Kit details:
  • PathPartner Smart Camera Reference Board with QCS605 SoM
  • 1 x Carrier Board
  • 1 x 12V power adapter
  • 1 x Camera module
  • 1 x Speakers
  • 1 x Display
  • 1 x Battery
  • 2 x Connectors
  • 1 x User Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • Software

For Complete Carrier Board Details and Block Diagrams

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Target Applications

Smart Home Security
Smart Home Security
Drones & Robotics
Drones & Robotics
Action & VR Cameras
Action & VR Cameras
Industrial IoT
Industrial IoT

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