SMARC 2.0 is a new standard released by the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET). With numerous graphics, camera, sound, networking and wireless interfaces, the SMARC 2.0 CPU modules are ideal for mobile IoT-connected multimedia platforms and many other low-power graphics-intensive applications. Thus, SMARC 2.0 positions itself exactly between the two already well established module standards Qseven and COM Express.
The technical highlights of SMARC 2.1
SMARC 2.0 modules stand out with their rich choice of graphics, camera, sound, network and optional wireless interfaces. They offer embedded system developers a complete, off-the-shelf, credit-card sized embedded computing core that is ideal for IoT connected multimedia platforms and many other graphics-intensive low-power applications.
SMARC form factor is the only computer-on-module form factor that truly is capable of supporting both ARM and x86 designs. With 314-pins on a high speed MXM3 connector, SMARC can fully cover both typical x86 interfaces as well as typical ARM type low level signals. Using ARM SoCs opens the possibility to leverage the product ecosystem of familiar devices such as tablet computers and smart phones. Alternative low power SoCs and CPUs, such as tablet oriented x86 devices and other RISC CPUs may be used as well.
The module power envelope is typically under 6W and the form factor is ideal for applications that mandate designs able to withstand extreme environmental conditions.
SMARC 2.0 White Paper
The updated specification SMARC 2.1 extends this feature set even further: