Open-Q™ 5165RB SOM

Based on Qualcomm® QRB5165 System-on-Chip with Ubuntu Linux OS

  • Develop with the smallest QRB5165 SOM module in world
  • Production ready
  • Dev kit designed with longer lifecycle accessories
  • Supports Edge AI Development

The Open-Q™ 5165RB SOM is an ultra-compact (50mm x 29mm) production-ready computing module based on the powerful Qualcomm® QRB5165 System-on-Chip. The QRB5165 utilizes Qualcomm Technologies’ heterogenous compute expertise to provide an SoC with multiple specialized processing cores such as the 5th generation AI Engine, hardware video analytics engine, Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Qualcomm Adreno™ GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon™ DSP. Coupled with the latest Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, advanced camera features, and high-speed interfaces, the 5165RB SOM creates the perfect computing core for a variety of leading-edge robotics applications.

The SOM is delivered with Ubuntu 20.04 Linux with support for ROS2, Docker, and other advanced AI and Robotics SDKs and dev tools. Along with the companion development kit, available accessories, and documentation, it will accelerate your time to market for innovative new products requiring the highest AI processing performance in low-power embedded situations.

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Open-Q™ 5165RB SOM Overview

The development kit for 5165RB SOM is composed of two separate items:

The Open-Q™ 865 Development Kit for 865XR/5165RB/8250CS (SOM not included)

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The Open-Q™ 5165RB SOM

Product Highlights

  • SOM with powerful specialized processing cores
  • On-device Qualcomm® AI Engine™ for machine vision, neural networks, deep learning
  • Power-efficient edge AI computing solution pushing 15 TOPS
  • Ubuntu 20.04 Linux with support for Robot Operating System 2.0
  • Container and accelerator APIs – Docker, TensorFlow Lite, NNAPI and others  



  • Advanced Robotics –industrial/medical/defense
  • AI-enabled Drones and UAVs
  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • Embedded vision platforms
  • Advanced medical diagnostics processing
  • AI edge computing systems processing gateways
  • Face and object detection and recognition
  • Deep learning and neural network processing
  • Autonomous systems

Key Features

  • Qualcomm® QRB5165 SoC – long life IIoT chipset
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB UFS Flash
  • Ubuntu 18.04 Linux
  • On-device AI Engine up to 15 TOPS
  • Dedicated Computer Vision Engine
  • Multiple MIPI camera and display ports
  • Multiple high speed connectivity options
  • Ultra-compact 50 x 29 mm form factor

Open-Q™ 5165RB SOM Tech Specs


  • Qualcomm® QRB5165 SoC built on 7nm technology:
    • Kryo™ 585 Octa-core CPU: 1Kryo Gold prime @ 2.84 GHz + 3 Kryo Gold @ 2.42 GHz + 4 Kryo Silver @ 1.81 GHz
  • Hexagon™ 698 DSP with quad Hexagon Vector eXtensions 
  • Adreno™ 650 GPU @ Fmax = 587 MHz
  • Spectra™ 480 Image Signal Processor
  • Adreno™ 665 Video Processing unit
  • Adreno™ 995 Display Processing unit
  • NPU230 Neural Processing unit
  • SPU240 Secure Processing unit


  • 8GB LPDDR5 @ 2750MHz, 128GB UFS


  • 802.11ax 2×2 MU-MIMO + Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth Milan ready

Display Interfaces

  • Up to three 4K display (1 internal display through DSI and 2 external displays through DisplayPort)
  • 2x 4-lane MIPI DSI D-PHY 1.2, up to 5040 × 2160 @ 60 fps (or 120 Hz in VR mode) + touchscreen support
  • DisplayPort v1.4 on USB Type-C, at 8.1 Gbps/lane, with USB3 and USB2 data concurrency

Camera Interfaces 

  • 3x 4-lane MIPI CSI camera ports + CCI I2C control
  • Spectra 480 ISP supporting multiple concurrent cameras
  • 64 MP 30 fps ZSL with a dual ISP

Video Performance 

  • Video decode up to 4K240/8K60
  • Video encode up to 4K120/8K30
  • Concurrent 4K60 decode & 4K30 encode for wireless display


  • Supports WCD938x high fidelity audio codec and WSA881x speaker amp on carrier board
  • Dedicated Hexagon™ audio DSP
  • SoundWire, MI2S, DMIC, TDM/PCM interfaces for audio devices on carrier board

High Speed Connectivity 

  • 1x PCIe Gen3 2-lane
  • 1x USB3.1 with support for Type-C + DisplayPort v1.4 with USB SS data concurrency
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-A

Operating Environment 

  • Input voltage: 3.7V nominal
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +85°C Tc (component case temperature)


  • Power management and battery charging solution on SOM


Form Factor 

  • 50mm x 29mm with 2x 100-pin + 1x 120-pin board to board connectors


  • Ubuntu Linux OS
    • Ubuntu 20.04, kernel v4.19, Wayland/Xorg display manager, apt pkg manager, ALSA sound, GStreamer, Video4Linux (V4L2), USB UVC camera support, Docker support

  • On-device Dev Tools 
    • LLVM compiler, Python v2.7.5, Git, Perl, GCC, GDB

  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Support for TensorFlow Lite, Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK, Computer Vision SDK, Neural Networks API

  • Robotics Specific
    • Robot Operating System (ROS2) support

I/O Interfaces 

  • 4-bit SD 3.0, UART, I2C, I3C, SPI, configurable GPIOs, sensor I/O to dedicated Hexagon™ sensor DSP



Specifications are subject to change without notice. Not all features listed may be supported in software. All brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Adreno, Fluence and Qualcomm Hexagon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm IZat is a product of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno, Fluence and Hexagon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Kryo, Spectra and IZat are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Used with permission.

Lantronix and Open-Q and their respective logos are trademarks, registered and otherwise, of Lantronix Corporation in Canada, European Union, Taiwan, United States of America and other jurisdictions.

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Additional Product Information

Additional technical documentation and firmware information can be found at Tech Portal HERE


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