Dan Demers from congatec, Inc. discusses the four major industry standards for Computer-On-Modules.
Video showing the creation and addition of custom OEM CMOS defaults to the congatec Embedded BIOS. Additional information can be found in applicaton note 8 and 10 on the congatec website.
The congatec system utility software (CGUTIL) has many built in features and capabilities to modify your embedded BIOS used on congatec Computer on Modules (COM). This video details some of the information contained in application note 12.
Video showing the use of the congatec System Utility (CGUTIL) software to modify the system BIOS. In this example, it shows the editing of a JPG file, creation of a BIOS suitable module, and adding the module to the modules BIOS.
OEM BIOS modules can be used to add OEM defined data or code blocks to the system BIOS. By setting the load time, execution time, and load address values within the header, OEMs can define when the respective module should be loaded into RAM and executed during BIOS POST. OEM BIOS code modules may be used to perform custom specific hardware initialization, pre-boot software checks, user authentication, or even skip parts of the BIOS boot process and create own boot loaders.
Video instructions on an easy way to ensure a solid installation of a COM Express™ module on a carrier board. Without instructions, some people try to install the module into a carrier board by pressing straight down or by using the mounting screws to "pull together" the module to the carrier board. In practical terms, this does not work and is a horrible way of doing this. The video shows a simple 4 step process on how best to accomplish this mating of the module to the carrier.