As regards market trends in this field, Jithu shares, “We are seeing customers who have started using SoMs for very high-volume applications such as tablets as well. This shows that SoM-based solutions are viable for low- and high-volume applications equally.”
Nigel Forester, market development manager at Embedded Computing of Emerson Network Power, expects to see a much broader portfolio of devices being used on CoMs in the future, which will broaden the use cases.

“Historically, CoMs have typically been based on Intel x86 architecture devices, but last year Emerson announced a range of CoMs based on the Freescale QorIQ range of processors. As compute-density and performance increase, more customers are adopting plug-on compute modules. This, in turn, is driving a greater range of CoMs that are more application-specific,” Forester adds.


The author is tech correspondent at EFY

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