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The Proof is in the Pudding: Sometimes Custom Just Works

March 22, 2019

In Part 1 of this two-part blog, COTS, Custom, or Something In-Between: Balancing Cost, Time to Market, and Value Add, we looked at the differences between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), custom, and semi-custom designs. In other words, do I buy existing hardware, have the vendor design something that’s specific to my needs, or is there something in between?… Read More »

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COTS, Custom, or Something In-Between: Balancing Cost, Time to Market, and Value Add

March 11, 2019

We’re just coming off Embedded World, the largest trade show on the planet for embedded and industrial computing. While there were tons of “solutions” present, one question still seems to be in the back of the developer’s mind: Do I build it myself or buy an off-the-shelf solution? Or is there a third option?  … Read More »

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Power Is Key in Your Industrial SBC

February 22, 2019

The explosive growth and continuing evolution of Industry 4.0 have been providing electronic design engineers with lots of opportunity, but also lots of headaches. Trends like Industrial IoT (IIoT), Edge computing, and the expansion of intelligent systems, coupled with the coming integration of Artificial Intelligence, are constantly changing the design landscape. Deciding which Single-Board Computer… Read More »

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WINSYSTEMS NET-429 Industrial TSN Network Switch Featured on

February 20, 2019

Incompatibilities between enterprise and industrial networking technologies have been a significant challenge toward the successful adoption of Industrial IoT (IIoT) technology. Fortunately, Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) has emerged as a solution for bridging enterprise and operational networks, from the data center to the control layer. Read the Article

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PC/104 Permits Embedded Infrastructure Migration

February 19, 2019

By George T. Hilliard Processor technology advances at breakneck speed, with new devices coming every 12 to 24 months. Bus standards aren’t moving quite as quickly, but they’re no slouch either. With (relatively) slower moving applications like MIL/COTS, medical, and industrial and their five to seven-year lifecycles, the pace of these upgrades can spell rapid… Read More »

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