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Conformal Coating for Industrial Embedded Systems

September 24, 2020

There are many embedded applications, particularly on the industrial side, where it makes sense to apply a conformal coating. A conformal coating is generally a thin polymeric film, measured in tenths of millimeters, that conforms to the contours of a printed circuit board. Its purpose is to protect the board’s components against moisture, dust, chemicals, and… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS Introduces Compact Industrial Panel PC With PC/104-Plus Expansion, Unique I/O Mix for Extreme Operating Temperatures

September 22, 2020
WINSYSTEMS PPC3-6.5-407 Industrial Panel PC with PC104 Expansion

Open-frame PPC3-6.5-407 offers 6.5-inch TN LCD panel and continuous performance in  -10C to +70C operating environments for Mil/COTS and industrial control applications GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – September 22, 2020 – Embedded computing innovator WINSYSTEMS today debuted a compact yet I/O-packed open-frame industrial panel PC for extreme operating temperatures. The rugged PPC3-6.5-407 single board computer is… Read More »

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Industrial Embedded Computing Pioneer WINSYSTEMS Names Bill Biancaniello New Chief Operating Officer Following Retirement of 30-Year Executive

September 21, 2020
Bill Biancaniello, COO, WINSYSTEMS

Electronics manufacturing veteran with diverse expertise, record of driving exponential growth assumes strategic position at U.S.-based manufacturer poised to elevate its industry reach GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – September 21, 2020 – Leading U.S. industrial embedded computer designer and manufacturer WINSYSTEMS today announced the appointment of its new COO, Bill Biancaniello, effective August 28, 2020. In… Read More »

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Embedded Engineering During a Pandemic

August 31, 2020

As I wrote in my last blog (AI at the Edge: From Demo to Reality), we’re more than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way out could still be months or longer away, depending on which “experts” you believe. Here in Texas, where WINSYSTEMS is located, some districts are getting ready to send their children… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS Debuts Panel PC With Plentiful I/O Options, Durability and Security for Mil/COTS and Industrial IoT Applications

August 28, 2020
WINSYSTEMS_PPC3-12-413_Panel-PC

Open-frame PPC3-12-413 delivers abundant connectivity and powerful continuous performance in -10°C to +70°C environments with PC/104-Plus and Mini-PCIe expansion GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – September 1, 2020 – Innovative embedded computing leader WINSYSTEMS today unveiled an I/O-rich open-frame industrial panel PC for extreme operating temperatures. The rugged PPC-12-413 single board computer is unique among panel PCs… Read More »

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AI at the Edge: From Demo to Reality

August 25, 2020
AI at the Edge

Can you believe that we are more than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic? Many “experts” thought it would be over by now. Unfortunately, no one seems to know for sure what the future holds, and that’s particularly true for trade shows and conferences in the embedded and IoT spaces. We also don’t know what… Read More »

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MBR-Formatted Embedded Systems Still Common Today

August 11, 2020

The Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme has been with us since the invention of the PC. While it has many great qualities, it also imposes limitations on current hardware. For example, it limits the size of block addresses to 32 bits and four partitions, each with a maximum capacity of 2 TBytes. This can… Read More »

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Yocto Project Enables Custom Content, Open Source Collaboration

August 7, 2020

The Yocto Project, a collaboration under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, is an open-source distribution that gives developers the ability to collaborate on projects involving embedded devices. The project provides a space to create custom Linux-based systems by offering the tools and support needed to create and develop any embedded device, regardless of architecture. With… Read More »

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