Embedded design based on a COM Module and a carrier board is often a cost-effective strategy. The COM module is a bought as a standard product, verified and ready to be used in the design. Thus complications involved in hardware design for the processor and chipset are not your headache.
Thus there is room to concentrate on your product, its features and business in general. The hardware design challenges are limited to the carrier board where functions, components and interfaces needed for your specific application are placed.
Hectronic includes carrier board design in our semi-custom design offer to our customers. Some customers let Hectronic take on that responsibility and yet others develop the carrier board in-house.
These white papers are meant to support your design efforts with a carrier board for your semi-custom solution. We’d like to share some of our experiences and give introductions to the challenges involved.