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Don’t Let the Chip Shortage Curtail Your Business

September 28, 2022
Chip Shortage

The world’s supply-chain issues affect just about everyone, but the ones that really concern the embedded development community have to do with the chip shortages that we have seen for some time and will experience for the foreseeable future. There’s no real consensus on when things will get back to “normal,” but estimates range from… Read More »

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Crossing the Chasm from Industrial to Military Embedded Computers

September 13, 2022

Many of the embedded computer providers offer products for both the industrial and military sectors. But by no means are they offering the same products for the two sectors. The products often have many similarities, but there are also many differences. And those differences may not always be immediately obvious. First, there is deployment time…. Read More »

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Perform Machine Vision at the Edge for Factory Automation

September 9, 2022
Laser scanner on factory production line

Machine vision runs the gamut in factory automation applications, from handling security and maximizing production, to providing predictive maintenance for the machinery. On the production side, tasks could include inspection, orientation, identification, and assembly. While each of these elements could be handled by a human, there are many (emphasis on “many”) reasons why you would… Read More »

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There’s Still Plenty of Life Left in PC/104

August 31, 2022
PC/104 SBC Board Stack

PC/104 is an embedded board standard that’s been around for quite some time, more than 30 years. When something sticks around for that long, that’s generally a sign that the spec was properly designed, with products that are able to weather the long-term technology cycles.   In the case of PC/104, the spec defines a… Read More »

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Knowing How Much Security Is Enough for Your Application

August 30, 2022
digital padlock with binary digits

If your platform is connected to the outside world, experts will tell you getting hacked and suffering a data breach is practically inevitable. The key is to minimize the risk and contain the damage by employing the right amount, and combination, of hardware and software security. READ FURTHER—>>>

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Think “Industrial” Over Competitive Formats If Security Is a Priority

August 19, 2022
Abstract image showing digital shield protecting IoT system

  Recently, we discussed the differences between consumer platforms versus commercial platforms versus industrial systems versus military systems. Here, we’re going to dive a little deeper into the industrial versus commercial sectors and discuss why an industrial system is likely the better option versus a commercial system, particularly considering cybersecurity concerns. As a recap, we… Read More »

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Nicolas Charbonnier interviews WINSYSTEMS’ Jack Smith at Embedded World 2022

August 4, 2022

Popular technology blogger Nicolas Charbonnier interviews Jack Smith, our director of technology, while at embedded world 2022. Jack gives an overview of WINSYSTEMS’ latest industrial embedded computer systems and highlights collaboration with, one of our valued technology partners. Click Here to Watch

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Understand Consumer vs. Commercial vs. Industrial vs. Military

August 3, 2022

  On the surface, it may not appear that there’s a difference between consumer versus commercial versus industrial versus military product grades, particularly at the component level. But I assure you there are vast differences. The distinctions are important because they significantly affect reliability, endurance, and total cost of ownership over time. More>>>

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