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Modified COTS Design

Custom devices, circuitry, and software based on validated COTS designs to meet application-specific requirements.Modified COTS Design


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Modified COTS embedded computers

Using a SECO SOM or SBC platform as a starting point, validated schematics, circuit board artwork, and operating system source code is modified to enable application-specific features and optimize cost. As compared to fully custom designs, modified COTS accelerates schedules from kickoff to production while minimizing development cost and risk.

Modified COTS tablets

The toughest environments, rugged handling, and specialized use of commercial tablets in industrial, military, and medical applications often lead to retrofit casings, hacked-in accessories, non-optimal performance, and rapid device demise. 


SECO USA has solved these problems with the Hydra series of rugged tablets. Designed entirely in-house, any feature can be modified to enable tightly integrated, optimally performing tablet devices. See SECO USA’s custom tablet web page to learn about the range of modifications available- including the case, display, electronics, software, and more.

Technology expertise

  • Systems: product requirements analysis and prioritization, use case definition, compliance criteria
  • Processors: ARM Cortex-A and Cortex-M; x86 Atom, Celeron, Pentium, and Core; FPGA. Microprocessors and microcontrollers
  • Network interfaces: Wi-Fi, BT, ZigBee/PAN, cellular, Ethernet, CAN
  • Serial devices: UART, SPI, I2C, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485
  • High speed interfaces: PCIe, SATA, USB
  • Memory/storage: DDR4, LPDDR4, NAND, NOR, eMMC, SD, MMC, SSD, NVMe. Soldered and module
  • Sensing: GPS, ADC, DAC, sensors with serial interface
  • Display devices and touch screens: LCD, LVDS, MIPI-DSI, DP, eDP, HDMI; resistive and capacitive touch
  • Multimedia: video camera, still camera, MIPI-CSI, S-video, composite/component video, display devices
  • Power supplies: switching power supplies (buck, boost, SEPIC), LDO, battery charging/management, peripheral power gating, low noise, wireless power
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) design: high speed digital (>16 GBaud), analog, signal integrity, power integrity, low EMI, thermal management, fine pitch devices, complex stack-ups including micro-via and blind/buried via, Package-on-Package (PoP), custom shapes, RoHS
  • Operating systems: Linux, Android, Windows, RTOS including FreeRTOS and VxWorks; BIOS and boot loaders
  • Mechanical engineering: thermal management, MIL-SPEC shock/vibe/thermals, package design, private labeling

Modified COTS embedded computers

  • Remote UAV controller
  • Tablet for transportation industry field operations
  • Handheld automotive diagnostic device
  • Point of sale device
  • Display head for military radio
  • Headless device for field training
  • Rugged personal data assistant (PDA)
  • Avionics flight recorder
  • Transportation control circuitry
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) portable diagnostic medical device

Industries served


SECO USA Inc. is a US-based subsidiary of SECO S.p.A. We develop rugged electronic devices for defense, industrial, and medical markets. We also provide US-based engineering and business support for all SECO products. 

SECO USA is an ITAR registered company; CAGE code: 8Z220.


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