IEC 60601-1

IEC 60601-1: The Gold Standard for Medical Devices

When installing embedded computers in medical settings, there are many things to consider. Unlike an industrial location, hygiene is of utmost importance, apart from absolute adherence to safety norms.  After all, these computers are used to control lifesaving medical equipment, so any errors can be fatal. To ensure that all electronic devices – including but […]

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DIN rails

DIN Rail Mounting Explained

If you have ever been involved in the installation of an industrial computer, you must have come across the term DIN rail mounting. A core step when setting up a network of embedded computers, DIN rail mounting is the default method for installing crucial electrical devices. This begs the natural question: what exactly is a […]

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Form Factors

How to Find the Best Form Factor for Your Embedded PC

If you have ever paid attention to the technical specs of a computer’s motherboard, you may have come across terms like Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX. Referred to as form factor, this name apparently decides the category of the motherboard.   But how exactly do these form factors differ? Which form factor should you go for? Here is […]

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Fanless Computer

Things To Keep In Mind While Installing a Fanless Computer

In the world of embedded computers, fanless PCs are quickly becoming the norm. Requiring neither air conditioning nor a dedicated cooling system, these systems are ideal for industrial and commercial settings. While fanless computers do not require much maintenance, thanks to the lack of active cooling components, they do require careful installation. What are the […]

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What is the Difference Between UEFI and BIOS?

With Windows 11 on the horizon, terms like UEFI and TPM are getting thrown around a lot. Most people know UEFI as another name for BIOS, which is not entirely correct. UEFI is an improvement over the legacy BIOS system and operates in a completely different manner. But what exactly are these differences? And why […]

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Embedded Computers Process

Embedded Computers Are a Process, Not a Product

Deploying an embedded computer is not as simple as just buying a standard PC and slotting it in. No, there is a multitude of factors to consider, from the unique needs of the application in question to the technical parameters that must be tailored to precision.  This is why at Global American, we do not believe […]

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BOXER-6641 Fanless Embedded System

BOXER-6641 – Fanless Embedded System with Intel 8th Gen Support

Industrial systems aren’t just standard computer components packed into a small chassis. For an embedded computer to function properly in harsh environments, other features are also needed.  The Boxer-6641 is one such “rugged” computer, designed to be utilized in adverse operating conditions like high temperature, high humidity, and even physical vibrations. Here is a breakdown […]

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Fanless Cooling System

How Does Fanless Cooling Work?

Anyone who uses a PC is familiar with the not-so-quiet whirring of the fans in the background. Laptop or desktop, all home computers use fans for cooling. But when it comes to embedded computers, things are a bit different. Fanless embedded PCs have been available in the market for a while now, powering industrial applications in […]

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