A world-leading system integrator for military applications in Israel was looking for an Intel® based solution for their new intelligent battle management system for the US army. Key criteria were easy upgrade and maintenance. The customer selected a COM Express form factor based solutions based on the Intel QM57 chipset as the core part of the command system inside of the Bradley tank.
In the past, the customer had to design an all-in-one board from scratch and modify that design every few years to meet the ever-changing market needs. The customer decided to adopt the COM Express solution because they realized that COM Express modules can help streamline the process in five key areas:
1. Minimize current and future design risks
2. Save development time and costs during initial phase of development
3. Achieve faster time-to-market
4. Simplify the future upgrade path and scalability
5. Increase the application lifecycle.
Specifically, the COM Express form factor based solution safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership by enabling the customer to partition the commodity host-processor COM Express module from proprietary, value-added platform building blocks, including specialty I/Os, on the carrier board of their own design.
The customer decided on the Portwell PCOM-B216VG COM Express module among other elite vendors because Portwell offered them a rugged and embedded COM Express module solution with unique features tailored to meet their demands.