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Edge Computing: Know Your xPUs

January 21, 2021
5 different types of edge processors

Understanding the Differences Between Edge-Based Processors When you discuss the Edge of the IoT, or the Industrial IoT (IIoT), some elements need to be defined. One of those elements is, where exactly is the Edge? In some cases, the Edge refers to the outer-most elements, the devices that actually touch the outside world. For example,… Read More »

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The Importance of Trusted Hardware and the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020

December 18, 2020
Trusted Hardware and the Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 that was signed into law this month appears to be a significant step toward increasing the security requirements for IoT devices. Device makers and OEMs should pay close attention to the activity because it sets both requirements and implementation timetables for all IoT devices used in… Read More »

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OTA Programming Can Be a Boon for Embedded Systems

December 3, 2020

Over-the-air (OTA) programming is the means by which an IoT device can be updated after it’s out in the field through a wireless connection. This can be advantageous for a host of reasons, as it offers: •  the ability to add new software features to a product after a device has been deployed in the… Read More »

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COMs vs. SBCs: Conclusion

November 6, 2020

Conclusion: Use One or the Other…or Both! Two blogs ago, I discussed all the advantages that SBCs offer to the system integrator (see COMs vs. Single-Board Computers). Basically, they put the functionality that previously resided on multiple cards onto a single board (hence, the name). While that works well in many applications, putting everything you… Read More »

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COMs vs. Single Board Computers – Part 2

November 6, 2020

Part 2: COMs Offer a Simple Path to Higher Functionality In my last blog, I wrote about single-board computers (SBCs), their origins, where it makes sense to use them, and even included an example of a great SBC. Here, I’ll do the same for computer-on-modules, or COMs, and highlight some of the differences between the… Read More »

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COMs vs. Single Board Computers – Part 1

November 6, 2020

Part 1:  SBCs Offer an All-in-one Small Form Factor Solution When the topic of computer-on-modules (COMs) versus single-board computers (SBCs) first arose, I thought, “what is there to write about?” Everyone knows the difference between these two platforms. But as I dug deeper, it became clear why people still ask questions. In fact, there’s so… Read More »

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To Pi or Not to Pi with Arm-Based SBCs For Industrial Applications

October 19, 2020
To Pi or Not to Pi?

The Raspberry Pi has taken the embedded industry by storm. Everyone from high schoolers up to mainstream embedded developers are taking advantage of the architecture’s ease of use and large base of open-source software. But a key question that must be asked is whether the Pi is appropriate for industrial applications. First, some background. Raspberry… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS Enters Industrial Computer-on-Module Market With COM Express® Type 10 Mini Module Based on Intel E3900 Series SoC Processor

October 5, 2020
COMeT10-3900-front

U.S.-manufactured COMeT10-3900 module includes TPM-2.0 onboard for security and LPDDR4 RAM for Industrial IoT performance in -40C° to +85°C operating environments GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – October 6, 2020 – American embedded computing leader WINSYSTEMS today announced the first release in its newly debuting computer-on-module product line: the COMeT10-3900 COM Express® Type 10 mini module. Although… Read More »

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