Why Use a SOM

Designing your next device using a System on Module (SOM) can provide all the benefits of a chip-down design but with the efficiency and longevity of a modular approach. SOMs are miniature circuit boards that integrate system functions into a single, compact module. SOMs offer the functionality of a computer in a package that is highly versatile. For low to mid volume projects, SOMs offer a more cost-effective solution than chip-down board production, with a faster time to market and long product lifecycle. A SOM is combined with a custom baseboard to give you complete control over the full system configuration.

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1. Fast to Market

In many industries being the first to market is an advantage that cannot be understated. Our SOMs are already fully developed, tested, and ready to be integrated into your device. If you are operating on a tight timeline, Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs will accelerate your product development.

2. Versatile

Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs deliver complete customization including processor architectures, board configurations, interfaces and connectivity options to meet your needs. In addition, Beacon offers fully custom modules that are built to your exact specifications from the ground up. Our team will work with you to make your device truly yours.

3. Long Product Lifecycle

Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs are designed for long product lifecycles that typically reach 10-15 years by only selecting components with long lifecycles. Part obsolescence happens, but Beacon EmbeddedWorks reduces your company’s headache with proactive Product Change Notifications (PCNs) and compatible redesigns to extend product availability.

4. Extreme Conditions

Need a SOM to bravely go where no other circuit board can? Our SOMs go beyond commercial temperatures, with the ability to withstand extended temperatures from -40 °C to 85 °C. They fit the smallest of spaces with form factors as miniscule as 15mm x 27mm. When efficiency is paramount, our SOMs are optimized for low power consumption without compromising performance. In high-stakes situations, when seconds count, our SOMs can boot-up in under a second. No matter how tough an environment, our SOMs help position you for success.

5. Connectivity

Our SOMs deliver an array of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE Cat M1, and NB-IoT to enable your IoT device. In addition, Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs include multiple wired connection options including Gigabit Ethernet to link your device to the world.

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