The Open Standard Module, also called an “OSM,” is a new standard established by SGET, and it’s the first module to be directly soldered onto the carrier card. OSM modules are compact, with the largest size at 45mm x 45mm. This standard aligns perfectly with the evolving needs of IoT applications, merging modular embedded computing advantages with cost, footprint, and interface demands. Leveraging the LGA/FTGA/BGA design, more interfaces can be integrated into a small footprint, with the largest Size-L module boasting 662 pins.

Geniatech’s extensive lineup of tiny solder-on-modules, following the Open Standard Module (OSM) standard and based on NXP, Rockchip, and Renesas platforms, delivers ultra-low-power embedded computing solutions in a compact design. We also offer personalized customization options for OSM modules and carrier boards to precisely match your unique requirements and scale.

What is the OSM standard?

OSM (Open Standard Module) is an emerging standard for System on Module (SoM), aiming to establish a forward-looking universal standard for small-sized, cost-effective embedded computer modules. Here are its key features:

  1. Solderability: OSM modules are designed for direct soldering onto carrier cards, enhancing their ruggedness in vibrating environments, ideal for products requiring compact form factors.

  2. Size: OSM standardizes four different sizes: Zero, Mini, Standard, and Large, distinguished by the number of available LGA pads on the module.

  3. Interfaces: OSM modules offer predefined software and hardware interfaces, supporting various communication protocols and interface technologies such as PCIe lanes, Ethernet, LVDS, DSI, etc.

  4. Open Source: OSM supports open-source software and hardware, fostering community participation and innovation.

  5. Applications: OSM modules find applications in IoT, industrial automation, medical devices, particularly in scenarios demanding robust AI and machine learning capabilities.

  6. Technical Scalability: OSM allows for the development, production, and distribution of embedded modules for MCU32, Arm®, and x86 architectures, offering technical scalability.

  7. Application Scenarios: Potential applications for OSM modules include embedded systems for IoT connectivity, edge computing systems, etc. These systems run open-source operating systems and are capable of operating in harsh industrial environments.

Due to its small size, low cost, and high scalability, the OSM standard is gaining acceptance in the field of embedded system design and holds the potential to replace traditional credit card-sized modules in the future.

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