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Design Today for Tomorrow

July 27, 2022
Digital brain superimposed onto microprocessor

Embedded computers generally stay in use for many years. Lifetimes of these platforms are sometimes measured in decades rather than years. The capital outlay in industrial and manufacturing facilities is often expected to last 20+ years. That said, we know that upgrades will take place. Just because much of the embedded computer may be long… Read More »

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Highly Reliable Versus High Reliability

July 13, 2022
Composite image with jet fighter and high speed train

High reliability and highly reliable are two terms that are thrown around a lot in the embedded computing industry. Do they mean the same thing? No, they do not. High reliability is a well-accepted term in the industry with a specific definition. Highly reliable, on the other hand, is far more subjective. That’s not to… Read More »

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Run AI Algorithms on Your Embedded Edge Computer

May 31, 2022
Abstract image of AI and an Embedded Edge Computer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is fairly ubiquitous in the embedded and industrial IoT spaces. In many instances, it’s actually machine learning (ML) that’s being utilized. Although, these two terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Very simply, ML is a form (or subset) of AI, which can be quite large is scope…. Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS Will Exhibit at Embedded World 2022

May 27, 2022
Embedded World 2022 Exhbition

  Visit us from 21 – 23 June 2022 at the embedded world Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg, the leading international trade fair for embedded system technologies. Booth 2-350 in Hall 2 You definitely don’t want to miss this event. Whether Internet of Things, hardware, software and systems engineering, safety & security, system-on-chip design, or… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS to Exhibit at Embedded Technology Conference

May 20, 2022
Embedded Technology Conference

The Embedded Technology Convention USA-2022 is the central hub to discover the latest technological innovations and trends, expand your industry knowledge and extend your global professional network. WINSYSTEMS’ rugged highly reliable embedded computer systems are designed to acquire and facilitate the flow of essential data at the heart of your high-performance applications operating in harsh… Read More »

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Defining the Right Amount of Compute Power for AI at the Edge

April 22, 2022
Bullseye graphic overlays industrial single board computer

We’ve spent lots of time discussing the Edge of the IoT, particularly what processes should be handled at the Edge versus those that are better performed in the Cloud. And you’ve probably noticed the focus moving increasingly more toward the Edge, as compute capability grows. But that discussion soon leads to the next point: just… Read More »

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Cybersecurity at the Edge: OT vs. IT

March 31, 2022
Graphic representation of how IT interfaces with OT

No one questions the need for cybersecurity these days. With attacks coming on a daily basis, the question today is “how do I secure” rather than “why should I secure” or “do I need to secure at all.” What’s less understood is the difference between securing at the OT (operational technology) level versus securing at… Read More »

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Understand When COTS Will Suffice Rather Than Custom

March 25, 2022
COTS or Custom

COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the embedded computer industry, particularly on the hardware side. COTS products are optimized for efficient, sometimes volume, production and come with a predetermined amount of functionality and I/O capabilities designed to meet the majority of computing needs of a broader market. When… Read More »

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