Inter-device Communication with CAN

Simplifying Inter-Device Communication with CAN

With the rise of the Internet-of-Things, networks of smart, interconnected devices are on the rise. And with this comes the problem of communication.   While hi-tech devices with their own processors and network cards have no issues tapping into the Wi-Fi network, simpler machines cannot do so. Many analog devices are only connected through wires, without […]

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All You Need to Know about PCIe

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express or PCIe is one of the central connectivity technologies of a computer. It helps expand the capabilities of a PC and is an essential feature for any computing system, industrial or otherwise.  But at the same time, not many people actually know much about this standard. Compared to the more ubiquitous USB, PCle is still […]

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Rugged Computers

5 Things to Know Before Choosing a Rugged Computer

Rugged computers are the toughest, meanest machines out there. From hot and dusty streets to bumpy vehicles, these computers can work anywhere. And not at the cost of performance either; today’s rugged PCs come with features on par with other embedded systems.  There is a vast range of rugged computers available in the market these […]

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Commell LP-179

Commell LP-179: Industrial Motherboard for the Intel Tiger Lake Processors

With the launch of Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors for ultraportable devices, embedded computers are headed for a tectonic shift. The new chips bring a host of new features for industrial systems, from superior integrated graphics to powerful quad-core processing.   At the forefront of this change is the Commell LP-179. Created upon the Pico-ITX form factor, the […]

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Do USB Generations Matter?

Like every other technological standard, the Universal Serial Bus (USB) has evolved over the years. From standard USB to USB 2.0, and now USB 3.0, it has been upgraded twice. But do these USB generations even matter? What exactly is improved in every version? Let’s find out. Transfer Speed: The Key Metric The capacity of […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Product Life Cycles

The life cycle of an industrial computer is the most crucial factor in deciding when and if you should upgrade to a new system. But what is a life cycle? What does it mean in the context of embedded computers? And how does it relate to the lifespan of a product?  Let’s find out.  #1: What […]

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Supply Chain Disruption Hits the Semi-conductor Industry

Supply Chain disruption hits the Semi-conductor industry Covid-19 has severely tested the robustness of the global trade framework. From factories shut down by lockdowns to ships stranded in quarantine, there has been no lack of hurdles holding back economic recovery across the world. With a year of experience chafing under coronavirus-related restrictions, many industries have […]

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Embedded Computer Hardware

The Rise of Low-Power Processors

Low-power processors have long played second fiddle to desktop chips. Companies tend to focus on creating the next ‘fastest’ processor, with the budget segment being a secondary concern. Not anymore. With its new Tiger Lake lineup, Intel firmly signaled its changed priorities. Clashing head-on with AMD’s successful Ryzen series of chips, the Tiger Lake processors […]

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