The company’s latest series COM modules support the COM 2.0 specification, which allegedly takes Computer-on-Modules into a new era with smaller footprints and expanded pin-outs. The COM.0 Revision 2.0 specification drops the legacy interface and adds two pin-outs that accommodate future technology trends. Legacy digital signaling like Parallel ATA and PCI are phased out to increase more I/O connects for Digital Displays, Serial ATA, PCI Express, USB 3.0, and other future-proof interface types. Also, a unique software extension has been introduced with COM.0 Revision 2.0: Embedded Application Programming Interface (EAPI). This new Embedded API is a uniform software interface for module configuration and management. Advantech’s modular offerings include the SOM-5890, SOM-6764, and SOM-7564. ADVANTECH CORP., Irvine, CA. (800) 866-6008.