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As x86 technology continues to fit more punch in a smaller package, rugged-by-design COMs like CoreExpress are shrinking to new lows in size and power.
Though each approach to embedded design has its particular virtue, only one incorporates stackable, mezzanine, and card cage attributes: PC/104.
Although defining the "embedded" market can be a point of contention, the 2000s saw significant growth of ARM-based products in a range of vertical industries. In many cases, ARM-based processors are now head-to-head with their x86 counterparts in the embedded segment, with the Small Form Factor (SFF) Computer-On-Module (COM) market being no exception. As ARM expands into promising markets such as the Internet of Things (IoT), it is also growing in the embedded development arena.
New processors blend x86 and Computers-on-Module (COMs) for power-optimized Small Form Factor (SFF) options.