TX Family Concept for SOMs
The Ka-Ro TX Family Concept provides a standard pinout for all TX SOMs - the 200 pin SO-DIMM connector is standard on all TX modules. On the pin-compatible connector, common features needed for embedded devices are located on the same pins across the entire TX family range. Ethernet, CAN, serial, USB and other interfaces are in the same position on all TX SOMs.
The TX Family Concept makes it very easy to exchange TX modules during development and production. Development may start with one processor, but additional features discovered and defined during development may require more processing power or memory for processing or storage.
As Ka-Ro continues to develop new SOMs for the TX Family Concept, customers are assured of easy upgrades with drop-in replacements using next-generation processors and memory, extending product lifetimes well beyond the 12 years guaranteed availability of each TX SOM.
The TX Family Concept makes it possible to create a new product family with a single hardware design working as a product platform. Products with different performance, features and price points can be delivered by using different TX SOMs, so customers can order products with the exact functionality they need. This approach eliminates the need to create separate products with different BOMs; production and inventory costs are minimized.
Selecting SOMs from the TX Family Concept means developing with no setbacks, redesigns or schedule delays, ensuring that your product is delivered on-time, with the functionality and features needed to succeed at launch and through a long and profitable product lifecycle.