Solve the Build vs. Buy Dilemma with Compact COTS Modules (.PDF Download)

In an effort to reduce costs and accelerate development cycles, the U.S. Department of Defense coined the term commercial-off-the-shelf, or COTS, for packaged technology available in the private sector. Now, in industries ranging from medical diagnostics and transportation to precision agriculture and entertainment, engineers are increasingly challenged to find new ways to design in greater intelligence, connectivity, and performance—while cutting costs, power consumption, and size.

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