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System on Module (SoM)

System-on-Modules (SoMs) are compact, embedded single board computers designed for integration into a range of different applications.

The System on Module is usually a small processor module with a CPU and standard I/O capability, designed to plug into a base board. The complex and often expensive effort associated with designing a CPU system is avoided by using SoM functionality and a custom base board. Separating the design of the carrier board and COM makes design concepts more modular. If the processor and main I/O controllers are located on a COM, it is much more straightforward to upgrade a CPU component to the next generation, without having to redesign a custom carrier as well, which can reduce product development costs while shortening time to market and technical risk.

Some devices also incorporate FPGA components. FPGA-based functions can be added as IP cores to the COM itself or to the carrier card. Using FPGA IP cores supports to the modularity of a COM concept, because I/O functions can be adapted to special needs without extensive rewiring on the printed circuit board.

There are many benefits to using COM products instead of ground-up development, from increasing speed to market, reduction to risk, cost savings, choice of a variety of CPUs, reduced requirements and time for customer design, to an ability to conduct both hardware and software development at once.



September 2018 - Netcope Technologies Announces the Appointment of Sarsen Technology Ltd

Sarsen Technology Limited is pleased to announce that it has been named by Netcope Technologies as the exclusive sales and marketing partner for their high performance FPGA-based networking solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.