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28 June 2023
Konferenzzentrum München



In the workshop "Computer-on-Modules – from selection to carrier board design" from WEKA Fachmedien, participants will learn the basics of hardware development with computer-on-modules. First, how individual standards differ from each other and how to select the appropriate standard for one’s next embedded project. In addition, all design basics will be explained, and help offered in planning first steps. Also, questions about the right documentation are clarified, where to obtain support and how to start a schematic design. 

A device also requires various interfaces; these will be introduced and then help given to choose the right interfaces. Thermal and mechanical concepts complete the course content. The presenter will address individual questions and help with specific troubleshooting as required. At the end of the workshop, attendees will receive a confirmation of participation. In addition, the WEKA Graduate Program offers the possibility of a certificate. Simply complete a short comprehension test and if further seminars are attended the certificate can be extended. Questions? Please contact us – we are looking forward to your registration and to seeing you in Munich.

The seminar is aimed at developers of embedded hardware as well as decision makers for industrial computer technology.

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SGET Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies

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agenda - 28 june 2023

9.30 - 10.30 am 1. MORNING SESSION

Introduction – computer-on-modules: A very good compromise for industrial devices

Standardized CoMs: SMARC, COM Express, COM-HPC, OSM

Starting a project: documentation, specifications, support


10.45 - 12.00 am 2. MORNING SESSION

Power design

Layout rules: first steps, approach depending on interface type


13.00 - 14.30 pm 1. AFTERNOON SESSION

Interfaces: differences, schematics and layout rules

PCI Express (PCIe): best practice

Interfaces for displays


15.00 - 17.00 pm 2. AFTERNOON SESSION

Thermal and mechanical concepts

Troubleshooting/error handling



The following questions will be covered

Which options for developing an embedded device exist?

Which criteria are used to select the right platform?

If a decision is made to implement a computer-on-module, how can the necessary documentation be obtained?

How can a carrier board be developed based on the documentation?

Which points should be considered when designing a carrier board?


 Martin Unverdorben, Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V.

Martin Unverdorben
Second Deputy Chairman
Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V.

Martin Unverdorben started his career 25 years ago as a trainer for communications technology, before joining Kontron as a Field Application Engineer. He is currently product manager, responsible for the SMARC and COM-HPC Client product lines. He is a member of the board of the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET) and chairman of SDT.01, the standard development team responsible for the SMARC module specification. He was also the editor of the Open Standard Module (OSM) specification and the COM Express Design Guide. He is married, has a daughter, and has an ongoing interest in other cultures and new technologies.


 Alexandra Feuerstein, WEKA Fachmedien GmbH

Alexandra Feuerstein
Jr. Project Manager Events
WEKA Fachmedien GmbH

Phone: +49 89 25556 1372

 Tobias Schlichtmeier, WEKA Fachmedien GmbH

Tobias Schlichtmeier
Editor Electronics
WEKA Fachmedien GmbH

Phone: +49 89 25556 1368


Konferenzzentrum München
Conference Center Munich
Lazarettstrasse 33
80636 Munich

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