In this month’s issue of Military Embedded Systems, Earle Foster (VP of Sales and Marketing) discusses how COM Express enables application-specific data acquisition systems.
Military system designers often struggle with finding COTS technologies that can meet critical application requirements. Custom designs almost always offer the best opportunity to create an optimized design, but time to market and design costs can be prohibitive. A hybrid architecture using a Computer on Module (COM) for the core processing functionality with a custom carrier board for application-specific I/O can offer the best of both worlds. This approach eliminates the time and risk associated with a custom processor design while the less-complex carrier board provides the advantages of a purpose-built design. Read full article
What are your thoughts on COM Express and custom carrier boards? COTS vs. custom product development?