Going Touch-Free with Embedded Computers

Not that long ago, touch screens were all the rage. From self-help kiosks to check-out queues, touch screen terminals were deployed in all kinds of scenarios to help out customers. But thanks to the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, all those touch screens are now a risk factor. Viral loads like to accumulate on […]

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Making Vehicles Smart with Embedded Computers

This is the age of smart technologies. Smart cities, smart homes, even smart wearable devices. Why not smart vehicles? Between self-driving cars of the far future and the analog vehicles of the past, there is a whole range of technologies that can be integrated into vehicles to make them smarter. Things such as predictive maintenance […]

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Employee Spotlight – David Jhaver

My name is David Jhaver, and I am the Purchasing Manager here at Global American. I purchase all the materials for our integrated assemblies. My favorite part of my job is negotiating pricing with our vendors in order to save our customers money. Since 2006, I’ve worn many hats at Global; from shipping/receiving to sales […]

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Industrial Automation in a Post COVID Era

The Coronavirus pandemic has awakened the world to the threat posed by congested settings with too many crammed into a small space. An unforeseen casualty of this has been the industrial sector, where a large number of workers combine their efforts to keep an assembly line running. Thanks to the extensive precautions necessitated by the […]

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Employee Spotlight – Don Christian

Hello Fellow Geeks, My name is Don Christian and I am the Technical Operations Manager here at Global American. I manage the production floor, RMA department, and handle technical correspondence with many of our suppliers. My technical background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Computer Information Systems, years of commercial […]

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Powering Embedded PCs through Ethernet

A common problem faced when installing embedded computers is the mess of cabling required. Not only does each system need its own network connection, but also a source of power. In a large industrial setup (like a server rack), these additional cables can quickly add up to the cost as well as the complexity of […]

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Intel’s Comet Lake Brings Performance at a Budget

The last couple of years have been quite interesting for the microprocessor industry. AMD shook up the market with the announcement of their groundbreaking Ryzen processors, ending half a decade of unchallenged dominance by Intel. With its combination of power and affordability, the Ryzen series upended the competition, and suddenly, everyone was swearing by AMD. […]

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It’s the End of the Line for Haswell Chipsets

Of late, Intel has been aggressively pruning its product lines. Pushed into a corner by AMD’s spectacular success with its Ryzen series of chips, Intel has been forced to reassess its strategy. And the latest casualty in this microprocessor war is the tried and tested line of Lynx Point chipsets. Used as a core for […]

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