Embedded Computing Boards have been around since the 1970's and come in many form factors such as VPX, COM Express, xTCA etc. depending upon the industry they are being deployed into. ECBs, also known as single board computers and computer/system on modules are a hidden world of computing, they run the buses, trains, planes, cranes, cash machines and medical equipment we see and interact with every day. The ECB market has been traditionally slow moving, based on incremental changes to processor architectures and form factor but in the last 2 years there has been rapid growth in the number of ARM based boards coming to market. ECBs are distinct from development boards like the Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi and Arduino in that they may be designed to slot into a particular chassis with a backplane and/or may be ruggedized for extremes of heat, shock and vibration.
From just a handful of ARM based board vendors 2 years ago to over 120 today and new ones entering the market there is clearly a new wave of disruption and innovation coming to the world of ECBs. Here on the ARM Connected Community we are going to take a deep dive into the world of ECBs with interviews, video's, blogs, discussion and an interactive guide to available boards. If this topic interests you and want to see more content and interaction please bookmark this page, share it with your network and most important of all, add your voice and experience:
Update: After 60 days of intense research and conversation about the ECB market here is my take What happens in mobile doesn't stay in mobile; how mobile tech quietly blew up the Embedded board business and my 3 predictions for how Embedded/IoT will play out