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WINSYSTEMS Announces Industrial COM Express® Type 6 Compact CPU Module Built on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Processors with RAM-Down Design

August 23, 2023

U.S.-manufactured COMeT6-1100 adds to company’s fully supported COM Express solutions; harnesses higher computational performance with long-term reliability and availability GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – August 24, 2023 – American embedded computing leader WINSYSTEMS today debuted the latest entry in its well-received computer-on-module product line: the COMeT6-1100 COM Express® Type 6 Compact CPU module. Leveraging the 11th… Read More »

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The Tightening Prototype Schedule

January 10, 2023
Abstract rendering of time clocks moving faster and faster

Prototyping ensures that all stakeholders in a product’s success have a clear picture of the (nearly) finished product. It allows software testing to occur on real hardware. And it lets the design team focus on the user interface. Implementing these steps concurrently results in a faster time to market and fewer design changes along the… Read More »

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Standard Or Custom? It Depends.

December 14, 2022
Standard or Custom Board Solutions

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we have covered many board specifications, form factors, standards, and so on. For the general embedded computing market, we’ve covered just about all the mainstream standards. The tip of the iceberg reveals such standards as EPX, EPIC, 3.5-in., PC104, and multiple variations of ITX…. Read More »

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Don’t Let the Engineering Shortage Cripple Your Design

October 25, 2022

We are experiencing a global engineering shortage. That shortage extends to both hardware and software engineers. There are many reasons for this shortage. Experts often cite the lack of “glamour” that comes with being an engineer, as opposed to someone who is more entrepreneurial. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economic projections say that,… Read More »

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COMs Ease Concerns Related to Compatibility, Long-Life, Security, and More

October 25, 2022
COM Express Type 10 mini module on carrier board

COMs are essentially embedded computers built on a single circuit board. What differentiates the COM from a conventional single-board computer (SBC) is that it lacks the standard connectors needed to directly connect external I/O devices. Hence, the module would be mounted onto a carrier card or baseboard that breaks the system and I/O buses out… Read More »

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Understand AI Versus ML, Especially for Industrial and Embedded Applications

October 7, 2022
Closeup of computer board and CPU with PCB traces in shape of human brain

Artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time, both real and science-fiction variety. Real AI, the kind that’s useful in a host of embedded applications today, arrived in full form about a decade ago. Early examples of AI use include speech and other sound recognition, and minimal levels of autonomous driving. Following those advances… Read More »

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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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