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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 [http://www.e-consystems.com e-con Systems] in St. Louis, Mo; 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; [http://www.compulab.co.il CompuLab] in Israel; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy; [http://www.kaynestechnology.net Kaynes Technology] in New York and India; [http://www.phytec.com PHYTEC America] in Seattle, WA; [http://www.variscite.com Variscite] in Israel; [http://www.toradex.com Toradex] in Switzerland and Seattle, WA; [http://www.myirtech.com MYIR] (www.myirtech.com) in Shenzhen, China; [https://www.embeddedarm.com Technologic Systems] near Phoenix, AZ.
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A number of manufacturers offer products which are defined as system-on-module or computer-on-module. Among those are [http://www.e-consystems.com e-con Systems] in St. Louis, Mo; 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; [http://www.compulab.co.il CompuLab] in Israel; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy; [http://www.kaynestechnology.net/en/ Kaynes Technology] in New York and India; [http://www.phytec.com PHYTEC America] in Seattle, WA; [http://www.variscite.com Variscite] in Israel; [http://www.toradex.com Toradex] in Switzerland and Seattle, WA; [http://www.myirtech.com MYIR] (www.myirtech.com) in Shenzhen, China; [https://www.embeddedarm.com Technologic Systems] near Phoenix, AZ.
  
 
== Computer-on-Module Provider ==
 
== Computer-on-Module Provider ==
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* [https://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-4700 TS-4700 - Marvell PXA166 Computer-on-Module by Technologic Systems], High Performance Video ARM9 Computer-on-Module, approx. credit card sized at 75mm x 55mm
 
* [https://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-4700 TS-4700 - Marvell PXA166 Computer-on-Module by Technologic Systems], High Performance Video ARM9 Computer-on-Module, approx. credit card sized at 75mm x 55mm
 
* [https://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-4200 TS-4200 - Atmel AT91SAM9G20 Computer-on-Module by Technologic Systems], Very Low Power Atmel ARM9 Computer-on-Module, approx. credit card sized at 75mm x 55mm
 
* [https://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-4200 TS-4200 - Atmel AT91SAM9G20 Computer-on-Module by Technologic Systems], Very Low Power Atmel ARM9 Computer-on-Module, approx. credit card sized at 75mm x 55mm
* [http://www.kaynestechnology.net/products/imx6-system-on-module/ KY-iMX6] - by [http://www.kaynestechnology.net/ Kaynes Technology], WiFi & Bluetooth enabled 1 GHz i.MX6 Computer Module, single/dual core Cortex-A9 based, 60x50mm
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* [http://www.kaynestechnology.net/en/products/imx6-system-on-module/ KY-iMX6] - by [http://www.kaynestechnology.net/en/ Kaynes Technology], WiFi & Bluetooth enabled 1 GHz i.MX6 Computer Module, single/dual core Cortex-A9 based, 60x50mm
 
* [http://www.compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cl-som-imx7-freescale-i-mx-7-system-on-module/ CL-SOM-iMX7 - Freescale i.MX 7 System-on-Module by CompuLab], extensive connectivity and networking, miniature size and power efficiency, 204-pin SO-DIMM, 42x68x5mm
 
* [http://www.compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cl-som-imx7-freescale-i-mx-7-system-on-module/ CL-SOM-iMX7 - Freescale i.MX 7 System-on-Module by CompuLab], extensive connectivity and networking, miniature size and power efficiency, 204-pin SO-DIMM, 42x68x5mm
 
* [http://www.compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cl-som-am57x-ti-am5728-am5718-system-on-module/ CL-SOM-AM57x - TI AM5728/AM5718 System-on-Module by CompuLab], high performance and rich connectivity, 204-pin SO-DIMM, 60x68x5mm
 
* [http://www.compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cl-som-am57x-ti-am5728-am5718-system-on-module/ CL-SOM-AM57x - TI AM5728/AM5718 System-on-Module by CompuLab], high performance and rich connectivity, 204-pin SO-DIMM, 60x68x5mm

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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 e-con Systems in St. Louis, Mo; 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; CompuLab in Israel; DAVE Embedded Systems (www.dave.eu) in Italy; Kaynes Technology in New York and India; PHYTEC America in Seattle, WA; Variscite in Israel; Toradex in Switzerland and Seattle, WA; MYIR (www.myirtech.com) in Shenzhen, China; Technologic Systems near Phoenix, AZ.

Computer-on-Module Provider