COM - Computer on Module
Computer-on-Modules otherwise known as System on Chips are tiny-sized, but fully-featured development boards consisting of a microprocessor, RAM, I/O and a host of other functionality.
These modules are connected to a custom baseboard to create a fully functional embedded computer to run HMI solutions across a wide range of applications.
The benefit of a computer on module over a single board computer is the baseboard can be customised around the CPU to work perfectly with your application, including performance requirements, graphics capability, I/O drivers and dedicated digital signal processing.
Designers with a limited amount of embedded knowledge may choose to use a Single Board Computer, unless they engage with an embedded specialist who can design a baseboard for their application.
We recommend the highly reliable NXP series of iMX6, iMX7 and iMX8 modules for new designs.