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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.com 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.
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A number of manufacturers offer products which are defined as [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules system-on-module] or [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules 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.com 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 ==
 
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* [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
  
* [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  
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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  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/intel-marvell-xscale-pxa310 Colibri PXA310] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Marvell® PXA310, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/intel-marvell-xscale-pxa310 Colibri PXA310] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', Marvell® PXA310, 67.6 x 36.7mm
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/intel-marvell-xscale-pxa320 Colibri PXA320] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], Marvell® PXA320, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/intel-marvell-xscale-pxa320 Colibri PXA320] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', Marvell® PXA320, 67.6 x 36.7mm
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-vybrid-vf5xx Colibri VF50] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NXP®/Freescale VF50, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-vybrid-vf5xx Colibri VF50] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP®/Freescale VF50, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-vybrid-vf6xx Colibri VF61] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NXP®/Freescale VF61, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-vybrid-vf6xx Colibri VF61] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP®/Freescale VF61, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx6 Colibri iMX6] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx6 Colibri iMX6] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6, 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx7 Colibri iMX7] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NXP®/Freescale i.MX 7, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx7 Colibri iMX7] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP®/Freescale i.MX 7, 67.6 x 36.7mm
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-3 Colibri T30] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-3 Colibri T30] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3, 67.6 x 36.7mm
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-2 Colibri T20] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], [[Tegra2|NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2]], 67.6 x 36.7mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-2 Colibri T20] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', [[Tegra2|NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2]], 67.6 x 36.7mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-3 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/nvidia-tegra-3 Apalis T30] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx-6 Apalis iMX6] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nxp-freescale-imx-6 Apalis iMX6] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6, 82.0 x 45.0mm  
* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-k1 Apalis TK1] by [https://www.toradex.com Toradex], NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1, 82.0 x 45.0mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nvidia-tegra-k1 Apalis TK1] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1, 82.0 x 45.0mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-imx6ull Colibri iMX6ULL] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP® i.MX 6ULL, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/apalis-arm-family/nxp-imx-8 Apalis iMX8QuadMax] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP® i.MX 8, 82.0 x 45.0mm
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* [https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family/nxp-imx-8x Colibri iMX8QXP] by '''[https://www.toradex.com Toradex]''', NXP® i.MX 8X, 67.6 x 36.7mm
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* [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/system-on-modules-som/qualcomm-snapdragon-600-inforce-6401-micro-som Inforce 6401™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM)] by [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/ Inforce Computing], Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor, ARM®v7 ISA compatible, ultra-small form factor of 28mm x 50mm and weighs less than 8 grams
 
* [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/system-on-modules-som/qualcomm-snapdragon-600-inforce-6401-micro-som Inforce 6401™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM)] by [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/ Inforce Computing], Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor, ARM®v7 ISA compatible, ultra-small form factor of 28mm x 50mm and weighs less than 8 grams
 
* [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/system-on-modules-som/qualcomm-snapdragon-805-inforce-6501-micro-som Inforce 6501™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM)] by [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/ Inforce Computing], Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor, ARM®v7 ISA compatible, ultra-small form factor of 28mm x 50mm and weighs less than 8 grams
 
* [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/system-on-modules-som/qualcomm-snapdragon-805-inforce-6501-micro-som Inforce 6501™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM)] by [http://www.inforcecomputing.com/ Inforce Computing], Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor, ARM®v7 ISA compatible, ultra-small form factor of 28mm x 50mm and weighs less than 8 grams

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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.

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