Founded in 1988 in Aachen Germany to provide Electronics Manufacturing Services, Ka-Ro electronics has grown from a pioneer to a global leader in the Computer-on-Modules (COMs) market. Ka-Ro’s ARM-based COMs are used worldwide in demanding industrial and transportation applications and medical devices. Based on NXP and Qualcomm processors, development kitsinclude custom and continuing support for Embedded Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded BSPs Customers can depend on Ka-Ro for the proven quality, expert support and guaranteed long-term availability they need to succeed.
From the heart of Europe, Ka-Ro creates modules with the highest quality German-made precision. Design and production is NEVER outsourced. Ka-Ro continues to provide electonics manufacturing servises, with the latest SMT equipment supporting customers from prototyping to large-volume production.
Ka-R products and services are available through an international network of distribution partners.
Proven Product Quality – Designed and Made in Germany
Our state-of-the art design and manufacturing facility in Aachen ensures complete quality control through all phases of production and testing. Automated testing procedures are applied to each module produced, and a complete record is maintained in a permanent quality database. Ka-Ro stands behind their modules with not just a 12-month warranty, but over a decade of proven, nearly defect-free shipments.
The foundation of Ka-Ro’s commitment to quality is ISO:9001 certification. First certified in 1995, Ka-Ro has maintained certification for over 20 years. The processes for product design and manufacturing are now second nature and are visible in both product quality and in onsite customer inspections, which are welcome at any time.
When a Ka-Ro module is designed into a customer product, Ka-Ro’s quality processes ensure a trouble-free product lifetime. Ka-Ro will not substitute components, so a standard Bill of Material provides complete component traceability. If a component on the BOM is updated, customers receive a Product Change Notification notice, an opportunity to make a Last-Time Buy, and time test and certify the revised module. Ka-Ro will not ship revised hardware without prior customer approval.
Building on this foundation of proven quality, Ka-Ro has developed a deep expertise in COM design and software development. Experienced Ka-Ro engineers continue to develop new modules and the software support. These same engineers provide customers with technical support, providing customers the exact answer needed in the shortest time. There is no relying on community forums to provide answers that may not even be correct.
TX Family Concept
In 2008, Ka-Ro defined the TX form factor, a family concept of COMs that provides a standard interface across multiple modules with a range of performance. TX modules support displays, networking and the typical interfaces required in industrial applications. The TX family concept makes it possible to create a common platform for products at different performance levels, and makes it easy to increase processor performance or optimize for the lowest possible cost.
Guaranteed Long-Term Availability
Ka-Ro makes a written comitment to providing long-term availability for TX modules, ensuring availability for at least 10 years after the processor introduction. Processors and components are selected for longevity so customers can maintain an extended lifecycle, continuing production long after certification as customer demands ramps and volumes increase. The family concept ensures an easy migration path for future product upgrades.
KARO electronics GmbH offers you products from these product groups:
- Modules (1300)