Computing technology is advancing at an incredible pace, pressuring equipment manufacturers to find ways keep up in order to stay competitive. For companies developing both high-end and entry-level products, this challenge is even greater due to the need to incorporate a wider range of technology. Manufacturers who need to satisfy a wide range of product requirements in a way that minimizes development effort and time-to-market should consider adopting a Computer-on-Module (COM) strategy.
The COM modular design approach relieves equipment developers from being concerned with many aspects of complex, computer system design while allowing for differentiation on the carrier board. By using industry-standard, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, equipment manufacturers can take advantage of many benefits.
Types of Computer-on-Modules
Equipment manufacturers can choose from a wide variety of COM standards, such as COM-HPC (COM-HPC Server Type and COM-HPC Client Type), COM Express (COM Express Type 6, COM Express Type 7, COM Express Type 10, and COM Express Type 2), SMARC, Qseven, and ETX, to satisfy their requirements related to performance, cost, power consumption, size, and I/O, along with other options. ADLINK is an international company serving customers around the globe with technical expertise in the local language and time zone. Branch offices and design centers are located in Asia, Europe, and North America to timely serve customers.