miriac® System-on-Modules – when quality counts


miriac® System-on-Modules are application-ready platforms for NXP® processor technology. They are "Made in Germany" and support all processor-integrated features with a comprehensive, perfectly matching functionally validated package. Where required, we can also develop fully customized system solutions – including precision mechanics and IEC 61508 compliant certification.  Check out our offering when evaluating your next System-on-Module! You will recognize that miriac® System-on-Modules are the first choice whenever quality counts.

Full functional support

miriac® System-on-Modules always support the entire range of functionalities offered by the specific processor

Simple design-in

miriac® System-on-Modules are application-ready, including custom bootloader and OS images for the evaluation carrier board

Reduced development effort

The building blocks of miriac® evaluation carrier boards can be efficiently reused, which leaves only the application-specific development to be done

Short time to market

miriac® System-on-Modules make the latest processor technology available as application-ready components the moment a new processor is launched

High design security

miriac® System-on-Modules are developed by experts and used by many customers in a wide range of industries

Extensive design-in support

With us, you have an experienced partner who has already solved the design-in challenges for many other customers

Optimized price/performance ratio

miriac® System-on-Modules offer lower core prices thanks to economies of scale from large SoM volumes across many customers

Lifecycle management included

All our components are pre-qualified and managed by us over the entire life cycle of the System-on-Module

Easy scalability

Scaling just requires a simple replacement of one System-on-Module with another from within the miriac® product family

Maximized ROI

With compatible successor modules, carrier board investments can be amortized over a longer period of time

Our core strength: NXP® processor based System-on-Modules

As a Gold Partner, we cooperate closely with NXP® and widely integrate their S32 vehicle network, Layerscape and QorIQ processor technology. Applications of our highly compact fanless System-on-Modules with extended availability are primarily found in markets where safety standards analog to IEC 61508 are required. MicroSys works closely with its customers in all these industries to ensure that the specific applicable standards are fully met.

Our System-on-Modules by processor architecture


NXP® S32G Vehicle Network SoMs

System-on-Modules based on the S32G vehicle network processor architecture...

... are brand new and extremely attractive. They are primarily used in the growing number of real-time networked autonomous vehicles and mobile machines, as well as in data loggers, test and measurement equipment, edge gateways, and SIL-certified systems.

NXP® Layerscape® SoMs

System-on-Modules based on the Arm® Cortex® NXP® Layerscape® processor architecture...

... are our flagship solutions for ultra efficient and fast data communication with exceptionally low power consumption. They are based on a high-speed peripheral (DPAA) in combination with ARM processor cores.

NXP® QorIQ® PowerPC SoMs

System-on-Modules based on the NXP® QorIQ® PowerPC processor architecture...

...offer OEMs the long-term availability of Freescale PowerPC processors with guaranteed support from NXP® and MicroSys until at least 2030. For new designs, we recommend the Arm® Cortex® QorIQ® Layerscape® processor architecture.

How customers use our miriac® System-on-Modules

Automotive industry

NXP has implemented our S32 automotive processor based System-on-Modules in its brand-new scalable BlueBox 3.0 development platform for safe automotive high-performance computing.

Construction sector

Construction machinery manufacturers use our NXP Layerscape processor based System-on-Modules with Arm® Cortex® processor technology for EN 55025 and EN 13309 certified control and MMI systems.


A leading European company in the rail industry uses our NXP QorIQ PowerPC processor based System-on-Modules for EN 50155 and EN 50121-3-2 certified data loggers.

Typical markets for our NXP® based System-on-Modules


From data loggers, IEC 61131-6 compliant controllers, and ISO 10218 robotics to HMIs and IoT gateways

Construction machinery

From control computers and HMIs to IoT gateways with EN 55025 and EN 13309 certification

Agricultural technology

From controllers and HMIs for agricultural machinery to mobile edge servers for autonomous seed sowing and harvesting robots

Rail technology

From crash recorders, data loggers and infotainment to EN 50155 and EN 50121-3-2 compliant edge servers for trains


ADAS, automotive gateways, OTA for commercial and non-commercial vehicles


From edge servers for infotainment to ARINC 429/717


From self-driving logistics vehicles with automated route planning to AI-supported mobile pick-and-place systems

Test and measurement technology

High-performance test and measurement systems as well as data loggers with IoT connectivity and local edge analytics

Medical technology

From IEC 60601 certified control panels for medical devices to computer based surgical robots as well as digital X-ray systems

Process engineering

Control systems and IoT gateways with functional safety according to IEC 61511

Energy sector

From edge servers for micro grids to IEC 61513 compliant control computers in the nuclear sector

Services surrounding the NXP® processor based System-on-Modules from MicroSys

Where required, MicroSys delivers everything from a single source:

  • Our System-on-Modules based on NXP® processor technologies are application-ready including BSP and hardware-related software
  • With our starter kits, you can quickly and efficiently develop customized board level solutions; or you can let us do it for you
  • Complete system solutions including all mechanics, enclosures and certification are another service option from MicroSys
  • As part of series production, we can also handle the entire roadmap and obsolescence management for you

To find out more about our services, visit the Software and Services & Support pages.

Frequently asked questions about the use of miriac® System-on-Modules

System-on-Modules (SoMs) from MicroSys are application-ready super components for customized embedded systems. In combination with custom carrier boards, they become a system platform that exactly matches given requirements. The SoM design principle is ideal for industrial batch sizes, which makes System-on-Modules by far the most sold board level product in the embedded computing market.

miriac® System-on-Modules from MicroSys leverage the full power of the integrated processor. Developers are not confined by standard specifications that limit the interface choice with strict parameters. Instead, they have unlimited access to all processor-integrated functions and interfaces. This is something that conventional System-on-Module standards cannot offer. Let us show you what difference this makes with some typical examples.

We are not just hardware developers who design the board layouts for a set of components and then manufacture the matching boards. Our System-on-Modules are true customer solutions – application-ready and including a custom bootloader as well as OS image for the customer-specific application. Since this is a complex task, it is best left in the capable hands of the SoM supplier, and application developers won’t need to deal with any of the hardware-related programming.

miriac® System-on-Modules from MicroSys are developed on the basis of NXP's leading S32 automotive, Layerscape® and QorIQ® processor technology, and in alignment with the respective NXP® embedded roadmaps. This ensures that developers can obtain matching System-on-Modules from MircoSys the minute the selected NXP® processors are production ready. We would be delighted to present our System-on-Module roadmap for NXP® processor technology to you.

Most customized carrier boards only need a few layers. Because of the packing density of the processors, System-on-Modules tend to have a significantly larger number of layers. A full-custom design would also have to include these layers, which quickly doubles the costs for this PCB.

There is no justifiable difference on technical grounds between the terms System-on-Module (SoM) and Computer-on-Module (CoM). It depends on the vendor’s preference which terminology is used. The term SoM tends to be more popular in the Arm processor world while CoM predominates in the x86 processor environment. However, both terms describe the same design principle – a combination of processor modules and application-specific carrier boards.

SoM and carrier board bundles

Application-ready System-on-Modules with a carrier board are found in our modular Single Board Computers (SBC)

Further information about System-on-Modules

In this download section, you can find more information about System-on-Modules.


  • System-on-Module connector technology for harsh environments
    System-on-Modules from MicroSys utilize particularly robust connectors. This makes them ideal for use in harsh environments with shock and vibration, as well as for the transmission of high-frequenc signals.