Computer-on-Modules (COMs) have made strong inroads in almost all industrial markets, particularly in automation, medical, transportation, digital signage, gaming, vending/POS and security. Using standard off-the-shelf computer modules removes complexity from a system design, decreases time to market dramatically and permits the use of compatible CPU modules with different performance and feature points so as to achieve various system variants based on the same carrier board design.
In the following pages, we are trying to give general guidelines as to which COM module family will be best suited for the specific requirements of particular market segments. However, in most cases it will be necessary to consider the existing requirements of each project before finally settling on a COM family or even pointing out a family member. MSC with its world-wide distribution offices and representatives can assist its customers in the selection process and has product and application experts in all regions.