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Use Conditions Matter for Industrial Embedded Systems

July 29, 2020

What happens if the embedded system you are designing fails in the field? The answer will vary greatly depending on your end application or use case. A vending machine going down may be inconvenient and costly but does not compare to the potential risks of medical equipment failing or providing incorrect data. Similarly, the risk… Read More »

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Your highly reliable source for USA-made embedded computing solutions

July 27, 2020

No question: The arrival of COVID-19 created concerns about supply chain disruptions among technology leaders supporting critical infrastructure. A logical response: Emphasize U.S.-made products and components. The imperatives of speed to market, quality and security require partners who are knowledgeable, nimble and responsive enough to keep pace with schedules and requirements. Count on U.S.-based WINSYSTEMS… Read More »

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SWAP Enabled Rugged COTS Designs with TPM 2.0 for Embedded Systems

July 16, 2020

We’ve posted a number of articles lately about security in general and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifically. Here are a few: Your Options for Securing Industrial IoT Assets WINSYSTEMS Introduces Small Boxed Industrial Computer Uniting Intel E3900’S Processing Power, Abundant I/O Options and Onboard TPM 2.0 WINSYSTEMS Debuts Rugged Nano-ITX Single Board Computer Delivering… Read More »

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The Past, Present, and Future of PC104 for Small Form Factor Designs

June 30, 2020

PC104, or what used to be PC/104, has been around in some form for over 30 years. That’s a long time, even for embedded systems. Despite that age, it remains a viable and important architecture for embedded systems. Read More>>>

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How to Deal with the End of Extended Support for Windows Embedded Standard 7

June 24, 2020

Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) has been a fixture in the embedded computing industry for nearly a decade. While the operating system (OS) isn’t going away, Extended Support is coming to a halt on October 13, 2020. WES7 originally debuted in 2010. It differed from the more commonplace Windows 7 OS in that it offered… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS Debuts Amply Featured Industrial PC104 Data Acquisition Module With Eight Differential ADC Channels and 16-Bit Resolution

June 15, 2020

PX1-I440-ADC delivers welcome input flexibility built on Linear Technology’s LTC2335-16 Analog-to-Digital converter plus abundant capability at a low cost per channel GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – May 28, 2020 – Embedded computing pioneer WINSYSTEMS today introduced a versatile data acquisition option for PCle/104™ OneBank™ and PC/104 Express embedded computing systems. Its new PX1-I440-ADC module, scheduled for… Read More »

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ECC RAM in Embedded Systems

June 12, 2020

Error correction code (ECC) memory is a must-have for every embedded computer platform, right? Not exactly. There are places where it absolutely makes sense. But there are probably even more where it’s not required. First, let’s define the memory type. ECC RAM is found in servers where data loss would be catastrophic. Its differentiating factor… Read More »

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COVID-19 Is Impacting the Embedded Computing Industry and its Supply Chain

May 29, 2020

We are now living in the craziest of times, certainly the craziest of my lifetime, and likely yours. Obviously, I’m referring to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the issues that it brings with it. In the embedded computing space, it’s having an impact on the global supply chain, and not a good impact, especially in… Read More »

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