Why Harry chose Toradex as his preferred SoM partner?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
System on Module - SoM

System on Module - SoMFurther to my last blog post, once my virtual friend Harry (CTO of BestECG company) decided to use System on Modules (SoM) for building the next ECG machine, he started exploring various SoM vendors to choose the ideal one. Harry knows that the SoM’s hardware is a commodity, and any vendor can offer a SoM based on a leading processor, so he created a bucket list for choosing his ideal SoM partner.

  • Guaranteed SoM availability for 7+ years as ECG machines have a long product life
  • Excellent post-sales support and maintenance
  • Low cost
  • Matured software ecosystem
  • Ex-stock availability

Toradex was able to match more than Harry’s expectations.

Long-term availability

Long term availability: Guaranteed 10+ years availability of modules. For example, the Colibri PXA270 module was launched in 2005, and this module shall be available till 2020


Scalable platforms: Pin-compatible modules that enable upgrades on existing platforms as easy as plug-and-play. This helps OEMs mitigate technology obsolescence issues

Free lifetime product maintenance

Free lifetime maintenance: Continuous software upgrades with OS updates, feature additions & bug fixes. Hardware-change notification process for alleviating component obsolescence issue

Fast Boot

In-house development: In-house development of the hardware and software. The result is a highly-optimized platform with optimal performance and minimum power consumption


Free premium support: Direct support from the engineers, who have developed the modules. So, the customers get the best technical support in the least lead time


Competitive pricing: Direct online sales without involving any intermediaries, so the prices are competitive and publicly disclosed

Independent warehouses

Local warehouses: Independent warehouses at geographically dispersed locations. This ensures ex-stock availability and alleviates any import issues

Free Software Tools and Utilities

Software ecosystem: Host of free tools, pre-built libraries & service partners, that helps customers in their embedded product development

With my earlier blog posts, I tried to answer the following questions:

  • Why chip-based or custom development is not ideal for embedded projects? View post
  • What are the constraints of using SBCs for embedded product development? View post
  • Why System on Modules are more ideal than chip-based development? View post
  • Why System on Modules are more ideal than SBCs for embedded development? View post

In this blog post, I have attempted to showcase why Toradex would be your ideal SoM partner for your next project. In my next post, I will give you a few details about the Toradex product families and which end-applications can be built using these modules.

**This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Author: Prakash Mohapatra, Product Manager, Toradex
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Vinay khurana - 7 years 11 months | Reply

Yes, and the best part is, whole content from beginner to expert level is available under one roof i.e. Toradex Developer Web. :)

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