Simplify your SFF design with SMARC 2.0

Jon Lawson

SMARC 2.0 is the great new Computer-on-Modules standard for the efficient design of powerful and feature-rich small form factor (SFF) applications. Based on the latest Intel® Atom® E3800 (Apollo Lake) processors, our SMARC 2.0 modules impress with a wide range of interfaces. What is more, we even have models available with Bluetooth and/or WLAN options, thereby nearly reducing design-in efforts for wireless IoT functionality to zero.

Developers often face the challenge, that they require a specific design but none of the available designs fulfils their demands. They either do not provide the required performance or the interfaces to get the application up and running. So they look for the best way to design their own solutions. Should they develop everything by themselves or can they leverage off-the-shelf components, and if so which should they buy? If the computing element is only a means to an end, why not try one of the industrial Computer-on-Module (COM) standards? Just plug in the high-power computing core with a computer module and benefit from drastically simplified design, as this just leaves the fine-tuning to be done. This whitepaper describes the typical factors to be considered and steps to be taken so that an idea will make it to market faster and with greater ease using Computer-on-Modules. Read more here