Computing technology is constantly advancing, which places pressure on equipment manufacturers to stay competitive. One solution is for manufacturers to adopt a Computer-on-Module (COM) based strategy, thereby allowing them to satisfy a wide range of product requirements in a way that reduces development time, effort, and resources, speeds time-to-market, minimizes risk, and helps future-proof their systems.
The terms “Computer-on-Module” and “COM” were coined by market researcher Venture Development Corp (VDC) in 2001. COMs are complete embedded computers implemented on a relatively small printed circuit boards (PCBs). These designs are centered on a processor (possibly containing multiple cores), memory, input/output (I/O) controllers, and any other features required to implement a fully functional computer.
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