The growth of system-on-modules (SOMs) in embedded computing presents a paradigm shift in embedded design. Legacy electronics systems typically leveraged discrete chip-down designs. The circuit designer was responsible for the selecting, designing and routing of the CPU, Memory, I/O, power and analog circuitry within their application. EEs continuously met the technical challenges presented before them.As Moore’s Law moves along, system-level electronic design using the discrete chip-down approach has increased in complexity. Simple MCUs have morphed into advanced ASICs. Next-gen DDR4 memory interfaces designs are detailed and nuanced. Multiple I/O protocols need supporting and the design cycle keeps shrinking. Electronics systems designers readily use SOMs to simplify the design process and quicken time to market. SOMs are available industry-standard form factors while supporting the most-advanced ICs on the market. One SOM taking the market by storm is the NVIDIA® Jetson™ platform. The solution includes multiple SOMs and various development kits targeted for intelligent embedded design.
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About Matt Burns
As a Technical Marketing Manager, Matt Burns uses his engineering background to develop marketing strategies for Samtec’s Silicon-to-Silicon solutions.