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A computer-on-module (COM) is a type of [http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/Linux-For-Devices-Articles/Single-Board-Computer-SBC-Quick-Reference-Guide/ single-board computer](SBC), a subtype of an embedded computer system. It is also called [http://www.emacinc.com/som/som_select_guide.htm 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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A computer-on-module (COM) is a type of [http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/Linux-For-Devices-Articles/Single-Board-Computer-SBC-Quick-Reference-Guide/ single-board computer](SBC), a subtype of an embedded computer system. It is also called [http://www.emacinc.com/som/som_select_guide.htm System on Module]System-on-Module as an extension of the concept of System on Chip (SoC) and lying between a full-up computer and a microcontroller in nature.
  
 
Today's COM/SOM modules are complete computers built on a single circuit board. The design is centered on a single microprocessor with RAM, input/output controllers and all other features needed to be a functional computer on the one board. However, unlike a single-board computer, the COM module will usually lack the standard connectors for any input/output peripherals to be attached directly to the board. Instead, the wiring for these peripherals are bussed out to connectors on the board.
 
Today's COM/SOM modules are complete computers built on a single circuit board. The design is centered on a single microprocessor with RAM, input/output controllers and all other features needed to be a functional computer on the one board. However, unlike a single-board computer, the COM module will usually lack the standard connectors for any input/output peripherals to be attached directly to the board. Instead, the wiring for these peripherals are bussed out to connectors on the board.
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The terms "Computer-on-Module" and "COM" were coined by Venture Development Corporation (Natick, MA, USA) to describe this class of embedded computer boards. The term became more notable upon industry standardization of the COM Express format.
 
The terms "Computer-on-Module" and "COM" were coined by Venture Development Corporation (Natick, MA, USA) to describe this class of embedded computer boards. The term became more notable upon industry standardization of the COM Express format.
  
A number of manufacturers offer products which are defined as system-on-module or computer-on-module. Among those are Advanced Knowledge Associates (www.a-k-a.net) in Santa Clara, CA; BCM Advanced Research (www.bcmcom.com) in Irvine, CA; Embedded Systems (www.embedded-systems.net); MEN Micro (www.menmicro.com) in Ambler, PA; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy.
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A number of manufacturers offer products which are defined as system-on-module or computer-on-module. Among those are Advanced Knowledge Associates (www.a-k-a.net) in Santa Clara, CA; BCM Advanced Research (www.bcmcom.com) in Irvine, CA; Embedded Systems (www.embedded-systems.net); MEN Micro (www.menmicro.com) in Ambler, PA; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy; [http://www.phytec.com PHYTEC America] in Seattle, WA; [http://www.variscite.com Variscite] in Israel.
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== Computer-on-Module Provider ==
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* [[CIP]] - by [http://www.tianyeit.com tinayeit], That provide series of 40x40x4mm Size, Weight about 10g, the smallest and  lightest [[Computer-In-Package]] in the World!
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* [[CIP311]] - by [http://www.tianyeit.com CIP311], TI 720MHz AM3359 based cost effective Application Processor,LQA242, 40x40x3.5mm
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* [[CIP312]] - by [http://www.tianyeit.com CIP312],TI 600/800/1G DM3730/OMAP3530 based cost effective Application Processor,LQA242, 40x40x3.5mm
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* [[CIP411]] - by [http://www.tianyeit.com CIP411],TI 1G/1.2G/1.5G OMAP4430/4450 based Dual Core Contetex-A9 Powerful Computer In Package,LQA242, 40x40x3.5mm
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* [[SOM]] - by [http://www.techor.com/ TECHOR.COM of China], series of 40x40x4mm Size, Weight about 10g, the smallest and  lightest [[System-on-Module]] in the World!
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* [[SOM2416]] - by [http://www.techor.com/prod-39.html TECHOR.COM of China], Samsung 400MHz ARM926EJ-S based cost effective Application Processor,120pin out, 40x40x3.5mm
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* [[SOM6410]] - by [http://www.techor.com/prod-49.html TECHOR.COM of China],Samsung 667Hz ARM1176JFZ-S based cost effective Application Processor,120pin out,40x40x3.5mm
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* [[SOM3530]] - by [http://www.techor.com/prod-48.html TECHOR.COM of China], TI 600MHz CORETEX-A8 + 430MHz TMS320C64x+ dual core SOC/AP,120pin out, 40x40x3.5mm
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* [http://www.elinux.org/SBC8100 Mini8100] - by [http://www.timll.com/chinese/OMAP/mini8100.asp Timll of China], TI 600MHz CORETEX-A8 + 430MHz TMS320DM64x+ dual core,67 mm * 37 mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini8100.asp Mini8100] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], TI OMAP3530 ARM Cortex-A8, 67mm*37mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini6045.asp Mini6045] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], Atmel SAM9G45, 82mm*67mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini6245.asp Mini6245] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], Atmel SAM9G45 ARM926EJ-S, 70mm*49.9mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini6300.asp Mini6300] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], Atmel SAM9263 ARM926EJ-S, 52mm*52mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini9261-I.asp Mini9261-I] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], Atmel SAM9261S ARM926EJ-S, 67.6mm*47mm
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* [http://www.armkits.com/Product/mini3250.asp Mini3250] by [http://www.armkits.com Embest], NXP LPC3250 ARM926EJ-S, 75mm*55mm
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* [http://www.variscite.com/products/item/96-var-som-om54-omap5-omap5432 VAR-SOM-OM54] by [http://www.variscite.com Variscite], TI OMAP 5 (OMAP5432)
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* [http://www.variscite.com/products/item/76-var-som-om44-ti-omap4460 VAR-SOM-OM44] by [http://www.variscite.com Variscite], TI OMAP 4 (OMAP4460)
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* [http://www.variscite.com/products/item/92-var-som-mx6-imx6 VAR-SOM-MX6] by [http://www.variscite.com Variscite], Freescale iMX6 Quad,Dual,Single core
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* [http://www.variscite.com/products/item/85-var-som-am33-am335x-am3354-am3352 VAR-SOM-AM33] by [http://www.variscite.com Variscite], TI Sitara AM335x (AM3354, AM3352)
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* '''CSB7xx''' - by [http://www.cogcomp.com Cogent Computer Systems, Inc. of USA]
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* '''CM-XXX''' - by [http://www.compulab.co.il CompuLab of Italia]
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* '''Colibri Computer Modules''' - by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland]
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* '''e-con Systems eSOM Modules''' - by [http://www.e-consystems.com/ e-con Systems, Inc. of USA]
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* '''[http://magniel.com/omapmod.htm OMAPMOD]''' by [http://magniel.com Magniel Inc.], TI OMAP3503 / OMAP3530 CORTEX A8, 67mm x 44mm, stand-alone system in a 144-pin SO-DIMM format.
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Revision as of 07:29, 25 November 2012

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 ModuleSystem-on-Module as an extension of the concept of System on Chip (SoC) and lying between a full-up computer and a microcontroller in nature.

Today's COM/SOM modules are complete computers built on a single circuit board. The design is centered on a single microprocessor with RAM, input/output controllers and all other features needed to be a functional computer on the one board. However, unlike a single-board computer, the COM module will usually lack the standard connectors for any input/output peripherals to be attached directly to the board. Instead, the wiring for these peripherals are bussed out to connectors on the board.

The module will usually need to be mounted on a carrier board (or "baseboard") which breaks the bus out to standard peripheral connectors. Some COMs also include peripheral connectors and/or can be used without a carrier.

A COM/SOM solution offers a dense package computer system for use in small or specialized applications requiring low power consumption or small physical size as is needed in embedded systems.

Some devices also incorporate Field Programmable Gate Arrays.

The terms "Computer-on-Module" and "COM" were coined by Venture Development Corporation (Natick, MA, USA) to describe this class of embedded computer boards. The term became more notable upon industry standardization of the COM Express format.

A number of manufacturers offer products which are defined as system-on-module or computer-on-module. Among those are Advanced Knowledge Associates (www.a-k-a.net) in Santa Clara, CA; BCM Advanced Research (www.bcmcom.com) in Irvine, CA; Embedded Systems (www.embedded-systems.net); MEN Micro (www.menmicro.com) in Ambler, PA; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy; PHYTEC America in Seattle, WA; Variscite in Israel.

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