COM Express Carrier Design

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For many of our video solutions, RightHand Technologies engineers recommend a Computer On Module (COM) architecture, such as COM Express. A COM Express module is a small, off-the-shelf processor board that integrates a core CPU with memory, a common I/O such as USB, audio, video and Ethernet. The COM Express module is then connected to a custom carrier board developed to clients' size specifications and functional requirements with an industry-standard, high-density connector that maps all I/O signals to the proper outputs.

RightHand Technologies has completed more than 40 COM Express carrier board designs and is a certified design partner for various COM Express module vendors. We are an active member of the PICMG committee that administers the standard for COM Express.

COM Express Design Examples

Some recent RightHand Technologies' COM Express designs include:

  • In-flight audio and video servers (RTCA qualified)
  • Mission-critical flight computers (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • High-definition bulkhead video display unit approved by the FAA for aircraft installation (RTCA qualified)
  • Portable X-ray machines
  • Ground control station for unmanned military aircraft
  • Video and system control for a situation room high-resolution video tabletop on a Navy warship (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • Ruggedized, portable video game system
  • Industrial-grade video surveillance system (FCC and UL approved)
  • Navigation control station for several classes of Navy submarines (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • Targeting computer for a portable missile launcher (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • Portable audio/video conferencing system
  • Integrated computer for combat use by ground soldiers (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • Portable air-vehicle image exploitation supercomputer (portable and rack-mount)
  • High-voltage line tester
  • Multifunction patient monitoring system
  • Video display system (five simultaneous displays) for an electronic theater lighting control system (FCC and UL approved)
  • Engagement reporting system for military aircraft (MIL-STD 810G qualified)
  • Aircraft cabin management system computer (RTCA qualified)
  • In-flight satellite communications controller and Wi-Fi access point (RTCA qualified)