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Spotlight on Linux-ready embedded ARM modules

Apr 8, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 988 views

In a post at, Eric Brown, former editor of, 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…”

Read the complete post at


Be sure to check out’s extensive archive of posts about Linux-ready SBCs and COMs, including both x86 and ARM models:
Embedded Linux SBCs and COMs


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