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A computer-on-module (COM) is a type of single-board computer (SBC), a subtype of an embedded computer system. It is also called System on Module (SOM) as an extension of the concept of System on Chip (SoC) and lying between a full-up computer and a microcontroller in nature.

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Small but Mighty: Small Form Factors Gaining Ground

Application-specific technology and expertise are critical to any embedded design. Advantages such as 45nm technology are pervasive and long-term, impacting embedded architecturesRead More...

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COMs vs. SBCs: Forward Thinking Helps Make the Best Embedded Choices

The end application of any design typically helps define the choice of the computing form factor used. From there, the desired level of performance and scalability can be built intoRead More...

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CSP/BallNest Hybrid Socket for Reliable Test and Burn-in to 0.30mm Pitch A new patented CSP/BallNest hybrid socket is suitable for prototyping, test or burn-in of CSP (chipRead More...

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LPC Bus-Legacy Lives On

Legacy buses and I/O appear to be on the chopping block. Large pin count parallel communications buses are being replaced by faster serial architectures. Examples include Serial ATARead More...

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Interoperability Scores a Victory with Plug and Play COM Spec

Computer-on-module (COM) manufacturers are delighted that their pluggable module alternatives to conventional single board computers (SBCs) are getting attention beyond the high-volumeRead More...

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Confused or Liberated? Take Your Pick

Walking the floor of the recent Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany, one was immediately struck by the vast number of small form factor computer modules on display. The advent ofRead More...

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Toward a Unified Framework for Embedded Modules

In April of 2008, the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) unveiled a new modular standard for stackable expansion of single board computers. The SFF-SIG’s new standard,Read More...

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Type 10 Nano COM Express Module for Low Power in Tight Spaces

A solution is being offered for users with a Type 10 carrier board who want to improve performance, find a smaller footprint for applications in tighter spaces and operate smoothlyRead More...

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Data Acquisition Solutions Stack Up

Data Acquisition (DAQ) systems come in as many facets and form factors as application areas. This is because system designers need to consider a number of important issues such asRead More...

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Products & Technology

Extreme Rugged Methodology Comes to Mid-Range ETX As part of an initiative to extend its Extreme Rugged product lines, Adlink Technology has announced the first new Ampro byRead More...

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Small Form Factor Special Interest Group Pushes Ambitious Standards Effort

The embedded board industry has recently experienced a rapid proliferation of standards for small form factor single board computers, I/O expansion modules and Computer-on-ModuleRead More...

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ETX Module Supports SATA SSD and DDR2 Memory on a Single SODIMM

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Atom-Based ETX 3.0 CPU Module Targets Harsh Environments

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Atom-based COM Express Module Features Video, 2 LAN and 2GB Memory

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Atom-based COM Express Module Features Video, 2 LAN and 2GB Memory

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1.6GHz Intel Atom SUMMIT-ISM Board Supports COMIT

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“Compact” COM Express Module with Atom N270 and 945GSE Express Chipset

A “Compact” COM Express module measuring 95 mm x 95 mm is fully compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG COM Express specification. This highly integrated Express-ATC “Compact”Read More...

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Eurotech—from Sensors to Supercomputers

What kind of embedded computing company also produces Petascale supercomputers—computers running at over 1,000 Teraflops—and considers them integral to their embedded business? TheRead More...

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Ruggedized Atom-Based COM Express Module

A low-power, long-lifecycle computer-on-module (COM) is based on the cost-effective, ultra-low-power Intel Atom N270. The Ampro by Adlink Express-ATR is specifically designed from theRead More...

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ETX 3.0 Module Combines Core 2 Duo Performance with Legacy I/O

A series of ETX 3.0-compliant computer-on-module (COM) products is based on Intel’s LV and ULV Core 2 Duo and Core Duo processors. The ETX-945 series modules from Diamond SystemsRead More...

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Interconnect Wars? Let Peace Prevail with Interconnect Standards

Size, cost, performance, application software development and debugging tools, wired or wireless networking, power budget, time-to-market, temperature range, expansion flexibility,Read More...

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Core i7 COM Module with Improved Graphics and Performance Plus ECC RAM

Core i7 COM Module with Improved Graphics and Performance Plus ECC RAM A COM Express Computer-on-Module offers 32nm Intel Core i7 / Core i5 processor technology, high energyRead More...

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SM and SUMIT-ISM Specs Bring SUMIT Expansion to 90 x 96 mm Stackable Modules

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) has announced the availability of both revision 1.0 of the Industry Standard Module (ISM) and the SUMIT-ISM specifications forRead More...

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Core i7 / i5 COM Express Module Features Integrated Graphics and Memory Controller

A COM Express Type 2 module supports the 64-bit Intel Core i7 / i5 processor with CPU, memory controller and graphics processor on the same chip. Based on the latest Mobile IntelRead More...

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Products & Technologies

NEMA 16-Channel Optically Isolated Input / Relay Output Modules Require No PC A pair of intelligent 16-channel wireless digital I/O units communicate directly with each other. EachRead More...

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Have no Fear, Embedded World is Here!

The arrival of winter reminds us to make our annual pilgrimage to Nuremberg, Germany to witness the latest small form factor product introductions at the Embedded World show during theRead More...

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COM Express Module Sports Higher Graphics Performance

COM Express Module Sports Higher Graphics Performance A new high-performance COM Express compact module features the Intel GS45 small form factor (SFF) chipset, which enablesRead More...

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COM Express Modules Sport Latest Atom CPUs

Two Compact format COM Express modules are powered by the latest Intel Atom D410/D510 processors at 1.66 GHz coupled with up to 4 Gbyte DDR2 memory. The COMX-430 and COMX-440 COMRead More...

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Compact Atom Solution for Extreme Environments

Compact Atom Solution for Extreme Environments A COM Express pin-out type-2-compatible computer-on-module is designed for use in extreme conditions. Each component in theRead More...

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COM Express Small Form Factor Module Based on Core i7

A new COM Express features the latest Intel Core i7-620M processor with a core speed of 2.66 GHz, with 4 Mbyte L2 cache and up to 8 Gbyte fast (1066 MT/s) dual channel DDR3 memory.Read More...

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Atom XL-based ESMexpress COM Module with Extended Temperature Operation

Atom XL-based ESMexpress COM Module with Extended Temperature Operation  An upgraded ESMexpress Computer-on-Module (COM) incorporates the Intel Atom XL processor to provideRead More...

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nanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks

A new Atom Processor-based COM Express-compatible  nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform is designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation ofRead More...

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Compact Form Factor Computer-on-Module for Industrial Temperatures

A compact form factor COM Express Type 2 Computer-on-Module is specifically designed for use in the industrial temperature E2 range from -40° to +85°C. The new microETXexpress-XLRead More...

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Board Set Merges COM Express Cores with Triple-Play I/O

Board Set Merges COM Express Cores with Triple-Play I/O A board-level “embedded-ready subsystem” (ERS) combines the benefits of computer-on-modules (COMs) with those of stackableRead More...

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Range of Embedded Boards Based on Latest Atom Processors

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Type II Compact COM Express Module with Single/Dual Core CPUs and NAND Flash

Along with a companion PCOM-C210 developer carrier board, a new compact (95 mm x 95 mm) Type II Compact COM Express Module is targeted for low power systems and handheld mobileRead More...

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COM Express Module with Mobile Core i7 and QM57 Chipset

A new COM Express module is part of a portfolio of Type VI COM Express Basic (small footprint) modules from American Portwell. The Type VI COM Express Basic is becoming a newRead More...

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Basic COM Express Module Equipped with Fourth Generation Intel Core Processor

A Type 6 COM Express Basic (125 mm x 95 mm) module is based on the fourth generation Intel Core processor and Mobile Intel QM87 Express chipset (3W). The PCOM-B630VG COM Express moduleRead More...

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When did Legacy become a 4-letter word?

Once upon a time, embedded systems engineers would anxiously scan data sheets for new embedded components and boards looking for those magical words “Backward Compatible” or “UpwardRead More...

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Low Power, High Processing Combine in Compact ESMini COM Module

A new ESMini module uses a PowerPC MPC5121e or a MPC5123 processor, each based on an e300 processor core incorporating a memory management unit (MMU) and a floating point unitRead More...

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LAN’s End is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Device manufacturers and OEMs have been “trained” that processor and chipset vendors determine the life cycle of single board computers (SBCs) and computer-on-modules (COMs)—typicallyRead More...

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COM Express Module Supports Multimedia

A fanless COM Express form factor module offers a complete, multimedia-capable platform for a variety of embedded applications. Available with a choice of Via C7 or Via EdenRead More...

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New Challenges Face Even Smaller Boards

One of the primary driving forces behind the SFF revolution has been Moore’s Law. For those few of you who may not be acquainted with this little jewel, it states that transistorRead More...

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What Do We Call the Whatchamacallit?

How is it that very smart people seem to have similar ideas at around the same time? In our industry, when such a thing happens we tend to think of a trend, or in other cases of someRead More...

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Compact COM Express Solution for Rugged Mobile I/O Applications

  A new mobile compact computer baseboard is compatible with COM Express compact size standard computer modules. The A-Brain from New Embedded Technology is designed specifically forRead More...

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CompactPCI and PXI Enable Advanced Measurement and Control in Embedded Applications

CompactPCI and PXI have become increasingly popular standards in the industrial and test and measurement spaces. Because of the significant adoption of these standards, a wide varietyRead More...

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COM Express Module with Intel Core 2 Duo Provides Flexible Configuration

A flexible COM Express design features the Intel CPU Socket 479, which enables support for Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo or single core Pentium M and Celeron M processors. The MB-80070Read More...

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COM Solution Uses Latest Atom Embedded Processor Family

A new COM Express board is based on the new Intel Atom E6xxx Series processors, formerly code named Tunnel Creek.  The E6xx series is the first Intel Atom processor-basedRead More...

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Low-Power Processor Brings 64 Bits to COM Express

Via Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies, today announced the addition of the Via COME8X80 module to its COM ExpressRead More...

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COM Express FPGA Starter Kit for Quick Evaluation with Flexible I/O

A new COM Express starter kit featuring the Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os. With this COM ExpressRead More...

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Compact COM Express Module with Dual Core Atom and DDR3 Memory

A COM Express module in Compact form factor measures just 95 x 95 millimeters, and is fully compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG COM Express specification. The Express-LPCRead More...

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Atom-Based Computer-on-Module in Commercial Temperature Version

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COM Express Module Boasts Rugged RS-DMM Memory Module

A new COM Express module boasts one of the first implementations of the rugged RS-DMM memory specification. The Toucan-QM57 from Lippert Embedded Computers is a COM Express revisionRead More...

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COM Express Basic Form Factor Now with the New Type 6 Pin-Out

Coinciding with the launch of the COM Express 2.0 specification by PICMG, Kontron has introduced an additional version of the Computer-on-Module ETXexpress-AI based on the new COMRead More...

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Do We Really Need COM Standards?

Do we really need COM standards? COM (Computer-on-Module) products have taken the embedded market by storm over the past few years. They are becoming the mainstay of the explodingRead More...

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COM Express Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor, USB 3.0 and Digital Display Interfaces

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COM Express Module Aimed at Graphics-Intensive Embedded Apps

A new Computer-on-Module (COM) is based on Intel’s Core2 Duo processor and GS45 chipset with Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, and is suited for power-sensitive applicationsRead More...

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Rugged Memory Spec Raises the Bar for Rugged Modular Computing

The popularity of COM Express has positioned the modular computing standard for penetration into more demanding markets such as intelligent transportation, military ground vehicles,Read More...

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VITA 74: Small, Conduction-Cooled, Rugged and Modular

The VITA 74 committee was chartered by the VITA Standards Organization in May 2010 and soon attracted a diverse group of suppliers and potential customers for the new standard. TheRead More...

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Rugged COM Express Type 6 Modules with Fourth Gen Core CPUs and Removable Memory

A Type 6 Basic COM Express module offers a choice of Intel’s fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 (Haswell) CPU and Intel’s 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset, formerly known as Lynx Point. AnRead More...

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COM Express Compact Module Targets Low Power Performance Applications

A low-power COM Express compact module is powered by the Intel Atom processors 400 and 500 Series. The new SOM 6763 B1 from Advantech B1 with Intel Atom processor N455 (512K Cache,Read More...

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COM Express Modules Powered by Freescale QorIQ Processors

A family of COM Express embedded computing modules is powered by Freescale Semiconductor QorIQ processors. Three modules, the COMX-P3041, COMX-P4040 and COMX-P5020, have beenRead More...

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COM Express Compact Atom-Based Module with Low Power, High Graphics

A new COM Express Type 2 module is based on the Atom E6xx processor series and the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20. All components are specified for the industrial temperature rangeRead More...

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AMD vDual-Core Power on Qseven Module

A new Qseven module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series and combines high-performance graphics, dual core processing power and low power consumption in a very small form factor. ItRead More...

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An Aerial View of COMs vs. SBCs from 30,000 Feet

System designers have several viable options for their embedded computer and I/O board architecture. While technical articles, advertisements and datasheets tend to bury designers withRead More...

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The Benefits of COM-Based Single Board Computers

The benefits of the single board computer (SBC) are well established. An SBC provides a complete solution off-the-shelf. No electronic design or manufacturing are needed, makingRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module Extreme Rugged Solution for Mobile Environments

A COM Express Type 6 module based on the quad/dual-core  second generation Intel Core i7 processor and Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset is targeted at mobile applications running inRead More...

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Tiny ARM-Based Module Targets Intelligent Devices

An extremely compact (50 mm x 50 mm) ARM Cortex A8-based, small-footprint computer module is targeted for powering small and portable intelligent devices. The RM2 from Blue ChipRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor

A new high-performance COM Express module for future designs features the Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces to ensure improved display options and increase bandwidth withRead More...

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ARM-Based COM Module Offers Tegra 3 in New ULP-COM form factor

A new ultra low power, low profile ARM-based Computer-on-Module is specifically designed to extend the proven and scalable Computer-on-Modules-based usage model to new modules with ARMRead More...

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COM Express Module with the Latest Atom Processor-Based Platform

A Type VI compact size COM Express Basic module measures 95 mm x 95 mm (3.74? x 3.74?). The compact PCOM-B218VG from American Portwell includes the Intel Atom processor N2000 and D2000Read More...

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ARM-Based COM Modules? Let’s Take a Step Back and Look at This

By now most people in this industry have become aware of a new trend in the form of ARM-based small form factor modules that are beginning to appear from a number of vendors. WhileRead More...

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Rugged PC/104-Plus Module Based on Atom E600

An extreme rugged PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the Intel Atom Processor E600 series from 600 MHz up to 1.6 GHz . The CoreModule 720 from Adlink Technology isRead More...

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Pico-ITX Embedded Motherboard with Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor

A new ARM-based Pico-ITX embedded motherboard is equipped with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9. The KTT20/pITX from Kontron is based on the NVIDIA Tegra2 processor and is the first keyRead More...

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Type 6 COM Express Module Features ECC RAM Support for New Carrier Board Designs

A new Type 6 COM Express embedded computer module uses Intel’s second-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel Core i7/i5 processors. The PCOM-B217VG-VI-ECC from American PortwellRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module with Low-Power Intel CPUs Pushes Graphics Performance

A new, low-power COM Express module for advanced designs supports Pin-out Type 6 and provides improved display options along with increased bandwidth thanks to digital displayRead More...

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COMe Module Allows for Application-Specific Customization

Based on the industry standard Computer-on-Module (COM) Express Compact form factor measuring 95 mm x 95 mm, the VIA COMe-8X92 module from Via technologies pairs a 1.2 GHz VIA Nano X2Read More...

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Q7 SBC Uses Dual/Quad-Core ARM CPU for Multiple HD Displays

A high-performance quad core-based Q7 system-on-module incorporates Freescale’s i.MX6x 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 Dual/Quad core processor, which is optimized for high-speed and multimediaRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module with Quad Core, 3rd Generation Core Processors

A new COM Express module combines the crucial innovations in the 3rd generation Intel Core processors. The TM77COM Express module from congatec is fitted with the new quad cores, 3rdRead More...

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COM Express Module Marks Energy Efficient Entry Level into Multicore

A COM Express compact Computer-on-Module represents an energy efficient entry-level multicore module based on next-generation Intel Atom processors with 32 nm technology. The COMe-cCT6Read More...

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Third Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Third across Product Line

Extreme Engineering Solutions is supporting the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor across eight industry-standard form factors: COM Express, 3U VPX, 6U VPX, 3U CompactPCI, 6URead More...

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Entry-Level Module for COM Express Type 2 with New Atom Dual-Core Processors

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COM Express Modules with Quad-Core Third Generation Core Processors

Two families of COM Express modules are based on the third generation Intel Core processor family formerly codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” which utilizes Intel’s advanced 22nm processRead More...

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Rugged COM Express Module with Third Generation Core i7

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Rugged COM Express with Third Generation Intel Core i7 Supports USB 3.0 and PCI Express Gen 3

A rugged COM Express module is targeted for airborne and vehicle-mounted military computers and human machine interface (HMI) applications required to function in harsh environments.Read More...

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COM Express Mini Computer-on-Module with Dual Core Processors

A COM Express Module with dual-core processing power is the latest addition to the family from Kontron of products formerly named nanoETXexpress modules, and is based onRead More...

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Third Generation Core-Based Type VI COM Express Compact Module

American Portwell has expanded its COM Express product portfolio to include a high-performance module design on a COM Express Compact (95 mm x 95 mm) form factor featuring mobile IntelRead More...

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Conduction Cooled SBC in EMX Basic Form Factor Features Atom E680T

A rugged EMX Basic single board computer (SBC) is based on the Intel Atom E680T CPU running at 1.6 GHz and features dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 serial ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports. TheRead More...

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New ESMini COM Features 1.6 GHz Atom at 5 to 7W

An ultra-small computer-on-module (COM) features an application-specific carrier board and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor. The compact size of the semi-custom MM2 from MEN Micro, onlyRead More...

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Entry-Level Module for COM Express Type 2 with New Atom Dual-Core Processors

An entry-level Type 2 Pin-out COM Express module is available with three variants of the new Intel Atom dual-core processor generation, which are manufactured in 32nm technology. TheRead More...

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Rugged COM Express Module Boasts Small Size, High Performance

A conduction- or air-cooled Mini COM Express module (55 mm x 84 mm) supports the Freescale QorIQ P2041 quad-core processor. The XPedite5650 from Extreme Engineering Solutions includesRead More...

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COM Module Features ARM Cortex-A8

A feature-packed COM supports Samsung’s Exynos 3 Single S5PV210 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor as well as PowerVR SGX540 for 3D and 2D graphics acceleration. The MXM-V210 from EmbedianRead More...

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“Intelligent” Starter Kit for COM Express Type 6 Modules

A new starter kit for COM Express Type 6 modules represents a complete, ready-to-run environment for the new range of Computer-on-Module (COM) cards integrating the latest interfaceRead More...

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Escaping COM-Moditization

As consumers we enjoy the wide selection and fair prices of mass-market electronics. Competition among manufacturers spurs innovation and integration, and features rise while pricesRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module Boasts High-Performance Integrated Graphics

A high-performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module features an Intel Core i7/i5 processor and supports the latest digital graphics interfaces for future designs. With its high-levelRead More...

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Embedded PC for Instrumentation & Control with FPGA Core & Configurable FMC I/O

A platform for embedded instrumentation combines an Atom or i7 PC running Windows/Linux/VxWorks with a Xilinx Kintex7 FPGA plus dual, industry-compliant FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) I/ORead More...

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COM Express Development Platform Expedites Small Form Factor Deployment

A COM Express Development Platform enables early development and rapid prototyping for COM Express and small form factor ATR-based systems. The CX-DP from Extreme Engineering SolutionsRead More...

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COM Express Reference Carrier-i Type 10 for Extended Temprature

A reference and evaluation board validated for use in the extended temperature range of -40° to +85°C, makes a suitable platform either for direct deployment in, or for carrying outRead More...

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COM Family with Freescale QorIQ Speeds Telecomm and Number Crunching Systems

A new family of COM Express-compliant Power Architecture processor modules features Freescale’s QorIQ 32-bit P2020 (COMe-cP2020) and the 64-bit P5020 (COMe-cP5020) processor. TheRead More...

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PCI Express Mini Carrier Card Brings SIM Power to CompactPCI

A robust PCI Express (PCIe) Mini Card carrier board  features two PCIe Mini Card slots as standard with USB and PCI Express connections as well as two SIM card slots. The F223 from MENRead More...

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Embedded Platform Speeds Development of Qseven-Based Systems

A new embedded platform is designed for the fast development of embedded systems with Qseven modules. The MSC Q7-MB-EP4 platform from MSC Embedded is designed to support the latestRead More...

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Wake Up, COM

Congratulations! You just received your Computer-on-Module (COM) starter kit and you can’t wait to make it hum. Thank your boss for having enough smarts (and budget) to let you buy aRead More...

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Intel Core i7-Based Small Form Factor System for Development, Demo or Deployment

A small form factor (SFF) system with commercial connectors can be utilized as a COM Express development platform, a deployable SFF system, or a demo platform for applicationsRead More...

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Rugged COM Express Carrier Offers Full-Featured I/O Plus Mini PCIe Expansion Site

A new carrier card hosts Type 2 or Type 3 COM Express modules in a small footprint of only 95 mm x 125 mm. Designed for extreme applications, the ACEX4405 from Acromag has an extraRead More...

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Freescale i.MX6-Based ULP-COM Modules Enable Ultra Low Power Applications

A new, highly scalable COM module family with single, dual or quad core ARM Cortex A9 technology covers an extremely wide performance range. Based on Freescale’s i.MX6 SeriesRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module with Three High-Performance Independent Display Interfaces

A new COM Express offering is a high-performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with threeRead More...

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Big Protos for Small Systems

The undeniable benefits of computer-on-modules—multi-sourced x86 and RISC computing cores with well-defined interfaces to a carrier board—are helping more and more embedded apps toRead More...

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SUMIT-ISM—Uniting Legacy and Advanced I/O in a Stackable Form Factor

In early 2008, the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) introduced a ground-breaking new interconnect technology called Stackable Unified Module Interconnect TechnologyRead More...

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COM Express Module with High Graphics Performance Supports Up to Four Displays

A new family of COM Express Type 6 modules represents a compact form factor computer-on-module series characterized by very powerful graphics and high parallel computing performanceRead More...

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Atom-Based COM Express Compact Module Targets Low Power

D2700 processors based on COM.0 R2.0 type 2 pin-out. Type 2 pin-out and legacy I/O support make for easy migration, and type 2 connectors are resistant to shock and vibration whileRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module with Three High-Performance Graphics Display Interfaces

A high-performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module features an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. A PCI ExpressRead More...

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TI-Based ULP-COM Modules Help Reduce Costs of Ultra Low Power SFF Systems

A new series of ULP-COM-based Computer-on-Modules helps embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low-power small form factor (SFF) solutions. The expanded ULP-COM portfolio fromRead More...

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Custom, but without the Custom

Custom. It means a design that’s exactly what it needs to be in order to meet an application’s requirements. It also means a design that requires a lot of non-recurring engineeringRead More...

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SMARC Starterkit Offers Fast Entry into the World of Embedded ARM Processors

A new ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit enables developers to gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly scalable thanks to SMARC Computer-on-Modules.Read More...

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Extremely Rugged CPU Module for Highest Reliability in Harsh Environments

An extremely small and rugged Computer on Module (COM) board is based on the industry-standard COM Express mini form factor (55 mm x 84 mm). About the size of a credit card, theRead More...

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3.5-Inch SBC with AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Combines CPU and Graphics Performance

A 3.5-inch Single Board Computer (SBC) features the new AMD Embedded G-Series SoC system on chip with integrated chipset and discrete-class AMD Radeon Graphics Processing Unit. TheRead More...

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Multicore ARM SBCs Boast High Performance Graphics with Industrial I/O Mix

A line of single board computers (SBCs) is based on the Freescale i.MX 6 family of Cortex-A9 multicore processors. Available with a single core, dual core, or quad core processor, theRead More...

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Type 6 COM Express Compact Module Boasts New AMD x86 Quad-Core SOC

A new COM Express module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC system-on-chip family. This single-chip solution is based on AMD technology and integrates the next-generationRead More...

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Bring Back the Stack

The recent Design West trade show in Silicon Valley was filled with all of the usual software and chip announcements, but a faint murmur was detectable from a surprising cross sectionRead More...

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Getting the Heat Out of Ever Smaller Systems

Demand for performance in computer systems continues to grow, and the embedded systems used in mobile or exposed applications are no exception. What is exceptional in theseRead More...

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Bring Back the Stack

The recent Design West trade show in Silicon Valley was filled with all of the usual software and chip announcements, but a faint murmur was detectable from a surprising cross sectionRead More...

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COM Express Development Platform

A COM Express Development Platform enables early development and rapid prototyping for COM Express and XPand6000 Series-based systems from Extreme Engineering Solutions. The CX-DPRead More...

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Cost-Efficient COM Express Type 6 Modules with Celeron CPUs

MSC Embedded offers MSC C6B-7S modules with three different Celeron processors and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The Intel Celeron CPU 1047UE with 1.4 GHz has two cores and 2 MbyteRead More...

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Designing a Universal Carrier

At last. Through an unprecedented spirit of cooperation, the industry has come up with the Holy Grail for computer-on-module (COM) users. A true “universal” carrier board that allowsRead More...

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Smart Panel Technology: Intelligent Control Solutions Offer Both Flexibility and Reliability

The Industrial PC (IPC) industry is a competitive and demanding market that continues to evolve with a wide variety of solutions. Relative to traditional automation applications, theRead More...

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New TI Sitara Processor for Custom-Built Board Design Tool

Gumstix, a provider of Linux computers-on-modules (COMs) for electronics manufacturers, has announced the addition of the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3354 processor for customRead More...

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Feature-Rich COM Express Module with Fourth Generation Core Processor

An advanced COM Express Type 6 module adopts the fourth generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Haswell) and delivers breakthrough CPU performance, stunning graphics andRead More...

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Don’ Need No Steenking Form Factors!

Disruptive technology is notoriously hard to predict. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be so disruptive. Still, there appears to be a development on the horizon that could shake up the wayRead More...

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Newest Intel Dual-Core Processors on COM Express Modules

A high-end COM Express Type 6 module family is based on the just-introduced dual-core variants of the fourth generation Intel Core processors (code name “Haswell”). The powerful MSCRead More...

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Low-Cost Entry to Fourth Generation Intel Core Processors on COM Express

Congatec has announced expanded processor support for its conga-TS87, a pin out Type 6 COM Express module based on the fourth Generation Intel Core 2-chip solution. The mostRead More...

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“Dot-Org” Boards Signal a Shift in Development Strategies

The prototype. It doesn’t have to be pretty. The board doesn’t have to be the right size and shape. It can have wires hanging off it. It can have instruments attached to it. But itRead More...

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COM Express Features High-Performance Quad-Core Intel Celeron and 4.5 Watt SDP

A new high-performance COM Express module is available in seven variants based on the new Intel AtomT processor E3800 product family and Intel Celeron processor N2920 formerlyRead More...

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Qseven Module with Single-Chip, Quad-Core Intel AtomT E3800 family

A new Qseven module is based on the Intel AtomT processor E3845. The conga-QA3 modules from congatec are fitted with ceramic capacitors making them suitable for industrial mobileRead More...

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Starter Kit for Multicore ARM-based Qseven Modules

A complete, out-of-the-box starter kit for Qseven modules is based on the Freescale i.MX6, which contains a Cortex-A9 RISC CPU with one, two or four cores. Using the MSC Q7-SK-IMX6Read More...

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Rugged System Offers Additional I/O Options to Meet Edge Application Requirements

A complete, rugged small form factor system is both fanless and fully enclosed and provides efficient thermal management in a small 5.5 x 8.5 x 3.5-inch (139.7 x 215.89 x 88.89 mm)Read More...

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Low-power COM Express Module Family Boasts Powerful Graphics

A new COM Express module family is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) platform. The Type 6 MSC C6C-GX computer-on-modules from MSC Embedded offer a powerfulRead More...

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When is an SBC not an SBC?

When it’s a COM. What? No, not a serial port. A Computer-on-Module (COM), which is boardspeak for a processor module with RAM and Ethernet and a power supply. But wait, that describesRead More...

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SMARC Module for Small Form Factor ARM-Based Embedded and Mobile Systems

A new ARM-based Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) form factor computer-on-module (COM) is built on a TI AM3517 System on Chip (SoC), using an ARM Cortex-A8 processor at 600 MHz andRead More...

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VITA 59 RCE Rugged COM Express for Harsh Environments

The new VITA 59 standard enables the proven COM Express technology to be used in mission-critical and harsh environments. New mechanical parameters guarantee operation across anRead More...

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Compact COM Express Type 6 with High Performance and Ultra-Low Power

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Making Smart Design Choices in the Growing World of Connected, Intelligent Devices

Small form factor systems have a growing role in the connected world. Massive amounts of sensor data is being collected and shared by an exploding group of small but powerful systems,Read More...

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Internet of Things Transforms Connected Health Applications

Medical OEMs and developers have an opportunity within the growing connected health market, designing low power systems focused on graphics-rich computing. Module-based designs addRead More...

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Qseven Standard Guides AMD G-Series into Even Smaller Form Factors

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COM Express Mini Module Powered by Atom E3800 & Celeron N2930/J1900

A COM Express Mini Type 10 module features Intel Atom E3800 or Celeron N2930/J1900 with significant CPU and graphics performance improvements. Measuring only 84 x 55 mm, the SOM-7567Read More...

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Rugged Electronics Rapidly Adapt to New Applications

The broadened availability of rugged electronics has led to the use of embedded systems in applications previously not able to take advantage of the latest developments in embeddedRead More...

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SMARC-Based SBC Supports Most of its I/O Like a Computer-on-Module,

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High Performance Computing Integrated into Compact Rugged COM Express Module

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Million Module Milestone

Embedded computing will never be the same again. Small form factor boards now deliver more performance in a fraction of the size, weight and power of what was considered small tenRead More...

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SMARC-Based SBC Supports Most of its I/O Like a Computer-on-Module

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High Performance Computing Integrated into Compact Rugged COM Express Module

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Type 10? Not Again!

Our board-level standards organizations have really outdone themselves this time. The PICMG trade group wins the prize for the first to reach a double-digit pinout type for aRead More...

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COM Express Benefits Extend Beyond Carrier Boards

COM Express, a popular solution for creating custom systems, offers designers numerous advantages including fast time-to market, scalable processing, flexible mechanical options andRead More...

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SMARC Module LEC-BT Runs Atom E3800 Series SoC

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Intel Atom E3800 XMC/PMC and Rugged COM Express Modules