Edge, fog and cloud applications demand increasing computing power. The interfaces to sensors or machines often require non-standard solutions. Especially in smaller machines, space is limited or restricted in some dimensions which calls for special solutions. To save investments and capacity, the use of a standardized computer and modules in combination with a custom carrier board with special interface electronics and mechanics is needed.
In many scenarios, it is very cost-efficient and service-friendly to maintain ample computing power directly on site. A key enabler for cost-efficiency can be wide scalability as high availability and reliability are generally required in industrial applications. Features, which have been long known and appreciated with standardized COMs. That being said, setting up a scalable computing infrastructure based on these proven module systems is a logical next step and – if wanted – allows for upgrades at a later point.
Kontron’s portfolio with Computer On Modules, SMARC modules, single board computers and embedded motherboards allow full flexibility and a quick start of custom products by using standards, common carrier boards and standardized software products.
The ‘Boards & More’ service offering provides scalable turn-key solutions for customers, who do not have the capacity or experience to develop full custom solutions. Even carrier board design training will be provided by Kontron specialists.