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* [http://emcraft.com/products/259 VF6-SOM] by [http://www.emcraft.com Emcraft Systems], Freescale Vybrid VF6, 30 x 57mm, Linux BSP
 
* [http://emcraft.com/products/259 VF6-SOM] by [http://www.emcraft.com Emcraft Systems], Freescale Vybrid VF6, 30 x 57mm, Linux BSP
 
* [http://emcraft.com/products/255 M2S-SOM] by [http://www.emcraft.com Emcraft Systems], Microsemi SmartFusion2, 30 x 57mm, Linux BSP
 
* [http://emcraft.com/products/255 M2S-SOM] by [http://www.emcraft.com Emcraft Systems], Microsemi SmartFusion2, 30 x 57mm, Linux BSP
* [http://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules/colibri-pxa270 Colibri PXA270] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Marvell PXA270, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/intel-marvell-xscale-pxa270 Colibri PXA270] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Marvell PXA270, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [http://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules Colibri PXA3xx] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Marvell PXA320, PXA310, PXA300, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules/freescale-vybrid-VF5xx-computer-module Colibri VF50] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Freescale VF 50, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family Colibri PXA3xx] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Marvell PXA320, PXA310, PXA300, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules/freescale-vybrid-VF6xx-computer-module Colibri VF61] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Freescale VF 61, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/freescale-vybrid-vf5xx Colibri VF50] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Freescale VF 50, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [http://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules/freescale-imx6-colibri-imx6-computer-module Colibri iMX6] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Freescale i.MX 6, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/freescale-vybrid-vf6xx Colibri VF61] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Freescale VF 61, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [http://www.toradex.com/products/colibri-arm-computer-modules Colibri Tegra] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], [[Tegra2|Nvidia Tegra 2]], Tegra 3, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/freescale-imx6 Colibri iMX6] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Freescale i.MX 6, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [http://www.toradex.com/products/apalis-arm-computer-modules/apalis-t30 Apalis T30] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Nvidia Tegra 3, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family Colibri Tegra] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], [[Tegra2|Nvidia Tegra 2]], Tegra 3, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/products/apalis-arm-computer-modules/freescale-imx-6-computer-module Apalis iMX6] by [http://www.toradex.com Toradex of Switzerland], Freescale i.MX 6, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
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* [http://www.toradex.com/products/apalis-arm-computer-modules/apalis-t30 Apalis T30] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Nvidia Tegra 3, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/freescale-imx-6 Apalis iMX6] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Freescale i.MX 6, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
 
* '''[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.
 
* '''[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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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; Toradex in Switzerland and Seattle, WA.

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