The Embedded Technology eV Standardization Group (SGET) announces two important new milestones in the Open Standards Module (OSM) specification. The first is the release of the new OSM version 1.1, which offers many backward compatible improvements and future-proof extensions. Next, the first OSM design guide is published. It provides practical tips and information on the design of this 2nd Generation Computer-on-Module Standard (Gen2 COM), which is essential for OEM customers. The OSM standard specifies computer-on-modules that can be machine soldered. The benefits are basically the same as those offered by other Gen1COM standards. The Gen2 COM standard sweet spot is to offer additional benefits. This means you can save on assembly and continuous production testing costs compared to the Gen1 standard. Another additional benefit is that OSM version 1.1 allows for a smaller form factor in terms of pinout to module size ratio.
These benefits are important to OEM customers, so the OSM standard for Gen2 COM, published by SGET in December 2020, is enthusiastic about the embedded computing ecosystem. This is reflected in the widespread adoption of this standard by major embedded computer vendors and the rapid further development of this standard, as indicated by the new specification 1.1. Martin Steger, Chairman of the OSM Standards Development Team (SDT), looks to the future. With the results currently published, OSM has matured and is the world’s first Gen2COM standard to offer open and scalable multi-vendor specifications for machine-solderable Computer-on-Modules supported by major embedded computer vendors. It is expected to spread. “
Such development is possible only with intensive cooperation and the highest level of close interaction. This is also emphasized by SGET President Ansgar Hein. “Our goal as SGET is to provide space for the development of open standards and to bring together the best international experts on related topics.” In the past, this goal was SMARC and Qseven. It has already been achieved several times with commercially successful standards such as.
In particular, the newly presented OSM Design Guide provides developers and integrators with an important approach to designing open standard modules on their own boards. Career board developers will benefit from the synergies within SGET. With this synergy, a bridge has already been built between semiconductor manufacturers, integrators, and users within the standards development team. “By using standardized OSM modules, we can meet the growing requirements for higher productivity and more powerful applications with maximum flexibility, and bring them to market faster and more efficiently,” Martin Steger said. I am saying. But that’s not all. The COM standard is to provide OEMs with a longer product life cycle beyond the life of the processor. This ultimately improves NRE costs and ROI for sustainable system design.
SGET members Aries, Avnet, Geniatech, F & S, iesy, iWave, and Kontron have already released their first official OSM module. OSM standard compliant Gen2 Computer-on-Modules are currently available on the following processors: NXP i.MX 8 M, NXP i.MX 8 Lite, NXP i.MX93, ESP32 DualCore, Rockchip PX30, RZ / G2UL Cortex-A55 single core and RZ / 5 RISC-VAX 45MP single. SGET provides interested companies with a roadmap to support additional processors on demand.
The new design guides for version 1.0 and version 1.1 of the OSM specification can be downloaded for free from the SGET website. https://sget.org/standards/osm/
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