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The Edge is Getting Cloudy with AI

December 17, 2019
WINSYSTEMS Embedded Solutions Keep Your Industrial AI Data Flowing

When computing is performed at the edge, data is collected at the source from sensors and then some amount of lower-level processing takes place. Processing data at the edge enables real-time decision making by eliminating the need to send sensor data to the cloud for processing, then waiting for the results. Artificial intelligence (AI) will,… Read More »

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Security at the Edge: Designing for FIPS Compliance

December 10, 2019

The Federal Information Processing Standard, also known as FIPS (Standard 140-2), is a U.S. government computer security standard that’s used to approve cryptographic modules. That comprehensive standard has also been adopted by the Canadian government. It dates back to the early 2000s but is still a specification that OEMs look for when putting their systems together…. Read More »

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Computer-on-Module (COM) versus Single-Board Computer (SBC)

November 15, 2019
COM versus SBC

The number of application spaces being empowered by intelligent embedded systems continues to grow, from robotic drones to smart homes, to Cloud-enabled shipping containers. Embedded computers are a key part of these systems, and they’re available in many flavors. Two of the more popular varieties are single-board computers (SBC) and computer-on-modules (COM). But how do… Read More »

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Employ PoE to Power Your Embedded Systems

October 25, 2019

PoE eliminates cables by directly applying power to a host of peripherals in commercial and industrial settings. Many different applications of Power over Ethernet, aka IEEE 802.3, or PoE as engineers like to call it, have been employed over the past 20 years, both standardized and proprietary. PoE transmits electric power along with data on… Read More »

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What is an Industrial Small Form Factor Computer?

October 22, 2019
What is an Industrial SFF Computer?

By George T Hilliard The title of this blog, “what is an industrial small form factor computer” should be followed by “and why should you care.” You should care because an industrial small form factor computer may be the key component that drives your entire operation, as the latest models pack more of a punch… Read More »

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Why an IP Rating Matters to Engineers

October 7, 2019
Know Your IP Ratings

The inclusion of an IP rating is becoming increasingly common in everything from consumer electronics to electrical components with industrial applications. The IP rating, also known as the Ingress Protection Marking or the International Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree to which mechanical casings and electrical enclosures protect a device against intrusion from foreign… Read More »

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Why is Long-Term Availability Important?

September 20, 2019

As seen on Embedded-Computing.com:As demand increases for long-term product availability—especially in the military, medical and industrial sectors, OEMs are responding by extending product life by either performing workarounds or stockpiling necessary components. Read More about how WINSYSTEMS is responding to customer demand for longer product life cycles.

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IIoT Requires Time-Sensitive Network Processing

September 16, 2019

By George T Hilliard   When dealing with Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks, particularly for manufacturing systems and utility grids, each connected device must typically execute multiple processes, such as data collection, analytics, and inference (machine decision making). One of the critical aspects of managing industrial environments is to control when and how each IoT device… Read More »

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