Sure, this little booklet is really intended for 'newbies' who want to learn more about what COM Express, its history and how it's used. But it's a good 'read' and emphasizes several areas that are so vital to working with COM Express. For example, COM Express helps you maintain a broad product portfolio by enabling you to follow a common-platform strategy in your design. MODULARITY: you can offer low, medium, and high-performance versions simply by using different levels of COM Express modules on an otherwise common carrier. Two areas where COM Express has already helped to build broad product portfolios include: medical and instrumentation.
Medical systems are highly sophisticated and complex; using a single shared custom carrier design, COM modules of different performance levels makes the upgrade path easy. This makes everyone happy and is cost-effective. At RadiSys, we love working with our customers in a forward-thinking way - we work as a 'design team' to make a COM design successful, providing the software utilities, BIOS features, critical schematics, and mechanical diagrams so that they accelerate their time to market.
So this little booklet, as basic as it may seem, can provoke BIG thoughts and BIG ideas...take it with you on your next plane ride or read it while eating lunch...enjoy!
Sr. Product Line Manager