HMI R-Series Fanless Industrial Panel PC powered by Intel Bay Trail Celeron J1900 Processor

All You Need to Know About HMI

HMI or Human Machine Interface is just a fancy term for computers used to control industrial machines. Here is a rundown of everything you need to know when choosing an HMI system for your needs. An Introduction to Human Machine Interface (HMI) Industrial automation has made manufacturing more streamlined, but the introduction of complex machinery […]

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The MS-9A77 is a versatile fanless embedded PC built for IoT Edge computing.

What is Edge Computing?

Edge computing as a buzzword has been going around for quite some time. But what exactly does edge computing mean, and why is it important? Cloud Computing vs Edge Computing When it comes to processing data on an industrial scale, two approaches can be taken. Both have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Cloud […]

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Demystifying USB Type-C

Numeric versions of USB have been rolling out for years now, going from 2.0 to 3.0 and now even USB 4. But the alphabetical progression has been slower, and the USB type-C marks a big transformation for the standard. Let’s find out exactly what has changed with the new USB connector technology.  Numbers vs Alphabets: […]

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Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

Is GPU Shortage Turning into a GPU Glut?

First, there were no Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) in the market, and now there seem to be too many. What exactly is going on with GPU availability, and what does it mean for embedded computers? The Global GPU Crisis GPUs, for all of their fancy architectures, are ultimately silicon chips, and the global chip shortage […]

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How to Choose a Wireless Card for Your Embedded Computer

Unlike the humble Ethernet cable, there is a surprising amount of complexity in wireless hardware. Different versions of the Wifi standard, different slots of the motherboard, not to mention different chipset manufacturers. How do you choose the right one? Wireless Hardware 101: The PCI Express The first thing to look for when shopping for wireless […]

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Are MXM Graphics Worth it in 2022?

There was a great buzz around the MXM form factor when it was first launched by Nvidia in 2004. But fast forward to 2022 and the specification seems to be virtually dead. Or is it? Mobile PCI Express Module: Smaller, Upgradable GPUs The basic premise of the MXM form factor is simple – compact graphic […]

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Are Medical-Grade Power Supplies Worth It?

In theory, there isn’t any difference between computing devices used in industrial or medical fields. But in practice, medical-grade devices must adhere to more stringent norms. These higher standards apply to components like power supplies as well, like the PFC800PCX 800 Watt Medical-Grade Power Supply. Keep reading for everything you need to know on Medical-Grade […]

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How the Pandemic has Exposed the Vulnerabilities of the Global Supply Chain

The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, highlighting the need for domestic semiconductor manufacturing. And the government and industry have taken heed, paving the way for chip fabs to be set up in the USA. But factories don’t spring up overnight, and it will be a while before this new manufacturing […]

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