PH12FEI – Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel® Coffee Lake CPU Support

The Strange Rationale of Intel Codenames

While official Intel processor names are humdrum and boring (i7, i9, etc.), the unofficial codenames used by the company are rather unique. From lakes to cities, landmarks to rivers, Intel has taken inspiration from many places. Let’s take a look at how these codenames have evolved over the years. What is an Intel Codename? Official […]

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MS-9A77 – Din Rail Slim Embedded Fanless PC

The Importance of MTBF for Industrial Computers

Component manufacturers compete with one another to release components with a higher MTBF. But what does MTBF mean, and why does it even matter? The Difficulty in Measuring Reliability of an Electronic Device Measuring a device’s reliability can be tricky. Hardware faults and technical breakdowns can be notoriously random, where one device runs for years […]

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CI5TTV+ Full-Size PICMG SBC with ZIF Socket 7 for Intel Pentium / Cyrix / AMD Processors

CPU Sockets – Into the Specifics

We have talked earlier about the broad categories of CPU socket technologies, but what about the specific iterations that keep rolling out over the years? Let’s take a look at how socket types vary within a form factor. A Recap of CPU Socket Types In the broadest terms, CPU sockets are distinguished by how they […]

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MPX-768 – Mini-PCIe Gen2 x1 2D Graphics Module

PCIe 6.0: The Future or a Transitionary Phase?

It’s not been long since PCIe 5.0 SSDs started rolling out, and PCIe 6.0 is already in the works. PCIe 7.0 is not that far on the horizon either. So what’s the deal with all of these PCIe versions, and which one should you aim for? Accelerating Progress  The main metric any technical interface is […]

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WMP1567- 15.6″ Medical Grade Touch All-in-One Panel PC

Why Human-Machine Interfaces Are Crucial

A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is often considered a quality-of-life feature that you invest in if you have the funds left over. But in truth, HMI plays an essential role in improving the efficiency and safety of complex systems. Let’s understand how. Accessibility Improves Efficiency Human-Machine Interfaces, by their very definition, are concerned with improving accessibility. […]

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MU03 – Long-Life Embedded Intel Elkhart Lake® NUC Board

Is Now a Good Time to Get a NUC Board?

With Intel pulling out of the PC market, it is halting the production of most boards, including the unique NUC board. What does it mean for the future of NUC computers? And what about enterprises that have already invested in it? No More Intel PCs Facing stiff competition and dwindling revenues, Intel has taken the […]

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LV-6714 – Mini ITX Motherboard for 12th Generation Intel®Alder Lake S Processors

Intel Hybrid Core: Gimmick or the Future?

With the 12th Gen Alder Lake lineup, Intel has introduced a new hybrid core architecture. But what exactly does a hybrid core entail? And what does it mean for embedded computing? Why the Move to Hybrid Cores? The never-ending semiconductors arms race has revolved around packing more and more cores into a single chip since […]

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