In a post at Linux.com, Eric Brown, former editor of LinuxDevices.com, presents a slideshow of 10 new ARM-powered COMs. The current boom in ARM boards is, in part, fueled by the continuing growth of ARM-friendly Linux, and more recently Android, in the general embedded market, he suggests.
“Like their larger single board computer (SBC) cousins, computer-on-modules (COMs) continue to be dominated by x86 processors, primarily Intel Core and Atom chips,” writes Brown. “Although Linux-ready, ARM-based COMs have been available for years, most based on ARM9 processors, many major COM vendors have avoided them. In the last year, however, we’ve seen an explosion of new COMs based on numerous ARM architectures and processors, bringing ARM advantages like lower power consumption, Android compatibility, and usually, lower cost, to a broader embedded COTS audience…”