There are more than 100 System on Module manufacturers worldwide. If you are planning to use System on Module (SOM)/computer-on-module in your product. First thing you will need to do it to find the list of System on module manufacturers and then go to their website and see if they have suitable module for your requirement. It is a very time consuming as the list is nowhere available where one can go and filter based on the parameters critical for them.
What is System on Module?
System on module is nothing but a small board which has CPU, Flash, RAM, Power Supply, and various IOs (GPIOS, USB, UART, SPI, I2C, etc.). In modern complex electronics, it is becoming very common part of the design, especially in industrial products.
It not only helps reduce the complexity of the design but also reduces the time to market which is critical for a product success. If you are not building something in more than 5-10K quantity, it will make sense to use a ready system on module for your product development.
These system on module also runs an OS and mainly used in the applications where Ethernet, high resolution display, file systems, USB, Internet, etc. is required and application demand high computing and development should not be high.
Parameters to consider before selecting a system on module?
There are six critical parameters to consider before selecting an appropriate system on module:
- Development Support
- Temperate Range
- Software Support
Read the article below for more details on these parameters.
With this below given system on module manufacturer list (option to filter) I am hoping it will reduce your effort a little bit in finding the appropriate System on Module manufacturers. This list is still work in progress.
I will also develop a filter for module selection directly but it will take some more time, so bear with me.
For now, it is gives the facility to find system-on-module manufacturers and then with that filtered list you need to go to their website and find the relevant module by yourself.
Different Form-Factors of a System on Module
Search in the list
Search is the best option in this list. You can search all companies manufacturing Stamp form factor modules with keyword “Stamp” or search which all companies are making iMX8 based module using the term “iMX8“, etc.
List of System on Module Manufacturers
Hope this list was useful. Share your feedback or a suggestion here.
Need help in System on Module Selection?
If you need any help in System on Module selection for your product, let me know. I have worked in a system on module manufacturing company for around 6 years and I have gained a lot of experience there. I can help you pick the right SoM and also guide your how to architect the right solution.
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