COM Express – powerful embedded computing at the edge
Avnet Embedded designs and manufactures the largest range of COM Express design standard modules in the industry. Built to unlock mainstream processing power in rugged edge applications, COM Express has proven its capability in a wide range of product applications since its launch in 2005.
Our COM Express modules can be combined with a carrier board and used as-is, or they can be customized to fit your specific product requirements, saving you development time and costs.
Find out more about our range of COM Express modules below, browse our product range, and get in touch with us to discuss your product design and how we can help.
What is COM Express?
COM Express®, the widely spread COM standard in the embedded world, has been defined by the PICMG® (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) in 2005. Since that time and after a few updates, COM Express® has become the most versatile and most scalable COM standard supporting small and cost-sensitive applications as well as high-end computing and graphics intensive solutions. It is designed for the latest chipsets and serial signaling protocols, including PCI Express Gen 3, SATA, USB 3.0, and high resolution video interfaces. The latest update of the COM Express® standard introduced Type 7 pin-out which allows embedded server technology on small modules. COM Express® provides the highest performance of the many small form factor standards and products available.
COM Express® Properties
The COM Express® Standard supports four sizes: Mini, Compact, Basic and Extended. All sizes utilize two highspeed, 220-pin connectors except for the Mini format which only supports one connector. Signal distribution of this connector is similar to the other formats but by no means identical.
Browse our latest COM Express modules below, or click the button to view the full range and filter by type, processor and more. Once you’ve found the perfect module, combine it with a carrier board for the perfect compute solution.
COM Express carrier boards comprise all the connectivity, power and expansion ports you need to embed the module into your product. Carrier boards can be customized to add or remove ports or other components specific to your requirements. Get in touch with us to let us know how we can help.
Our COM Express starter kits are designed to let engineers and product designers to build prototypes, test functionality and validate software. The kits combine the most popular modules and carrier boards in a ready-to-go package. The latest starter kits are below. The full range can be explored on our product browser page.