Kontron, 8 December, 2017 – The SMARC™ (Smart Mobility Architecture) standard has in a matter of a few years become a major driving force behind the enablement of innovative ultra-low-power embedded computing technology solutions. Market demand and the disruptive influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) have already hastened the arrival of a new specification, SMARC 2.0. What are the implications for embedded systems designers and developers?
High-performance embedded systems have been used in industrial, corporate and consumer sectors for some time for controlling larger computer systems, providing human-machine interfaces, as well as for collecting and analysing large volumes of data.
By definition embedded systems must not only be extremely small, very robust and high performing, they must also consume minimal power. Furthermore, with the advent of the IoT, embedded systems are becoming more and more critical for the hyper-scale inter-connectivity of humans, machines and all kinds of devices in order to deliver an increasingly diverse, seemingly infinite, range of innovative applications.
Faced with these growing requirements, a new version of the now widely accepted Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) standard for Computer on Modules (COMs) was introduced in 2016, just three years after its inception by SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies).
With SMARC already proven in a range of applications, from industrial production to smart phones, tablets, and advanced human-machine interfaces, why was a new version necessary and what exactly makes the new version better than its predecessor?
This paper discusses SMARC’s ongoing evolution to ensure system designers and OEMs can address the growing challenges and requirements for more rapid and cost-effective development of next generation IoTenabled embedded systems. To read the full paper please click below, or to visit the Kontron page please click here.