Should COM Express Be Free?
February 17, 2023
On this episode of Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Associate Editor, Taryn Engmark, speak with Abhijit Grewal, Director of Marketing Smart Cities Business at Silicon Labs, about the company’s new flagship sub-Ghz SoC, the FG25. Designed for long-range, low-power transmissions in Smart City IoT applications, the SoC is the first in Silicon Labs’ portfolio to support orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulations.
But first, Brandon and Rich discuss the popular and widely used computer-on-module standard, COM Express. Currently, the standard can be licensed at a membership cost but once the information is collected, it’s often shared to other parties for free. Which bring us to the question, “should COM Express be free?”