There is a constant drive to reduce power consumption, weight and increase the portability of embedded devices. Computer-on-Modules can address those needs. Learn more about the different types of architectures available; specifically COM Express, SMARC & Qseven and benefits of Computer-on-Modules for your application.http://www.congatec.com/Industry Standards:COM Express: http://www.congatec.com/en/products/com-express-type6.htmlSMARC: http://www.congatec.com/products/smarc.htmlQseven: http://www.congatec.com/products/qseven.htmlWhitepapers:SMARC 2.0 - A New Standard to Bridge the Gap between Qseven and COM Express http://www.congatec.com/technologies/sbc-whitepaperCOM Express is heading towards “Server-on-Module” http://www.congatec.com/en/technologies/com-express/com-express-type-7/type-7-whitepaper-registration.html
Single Board Computers (SBC) offer the best cost solutions for many applications. congatec’s industrial Thin Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX products provide a strong embedded feature set at competitive price levels. All boards are expandable by Mini PCI Express or M.2 slots and allow for project based hardware and BIOS customization.The Pico-ITX Boards are based on Intel® Atom™ processing power and the Thin Mini-ITX boards scale up to Intel™ Core™ i7 performance. Both platforms support the latest generation of embedded Intel processor technologies and long term availability of 7+ years.SBC-Whitepaper:http://www.congatec.com/technologies/sbc-whitepaperOur Mini-ITX products:http://www.congatec.com/de/produkte/mini-itx.htmland our Pico-ITX products:http://www.congatec.com/de/produkte/pico-itx.htmlhttp://www.congatec.com
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.
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 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.
Dan Demers from congatec, Inc. discusses the four major industry standards for Computer-On-Modules.