The Importance of Prototyping

When buying systems at scale, simply ironing out the required specifications isn’t enough. Until you have tested the system on the field, you cannot be assured of its performance. And that’s where Prototyping comes in. What is Prototyping? Here at Global American, we follow a seven-step process for the purchase of embedded systems. And a […]

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MB800V industrial motherboard

MB800V – Legacy Industrial Motherboard

Finding systems that can support legacy frameworks is difficult, especially when your application requires Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) slots. The MB800V is a system designed for exactly these scenarios, letting you get more work out of your existing hardware without a massive overhaul. What is the Purpose of ISA Slots? Before the advent of PCI […]

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HBJC511I109-H470 Mini ITX Fanless Embedded PC from OEM

OEM Services are the Smarter Choice

An Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM is the usual go-to for procuring embedded computers for your business. But is that really the better choice, or just the lazy option? Let’s take a look. With most things, it is cheaper and more reliable to source the equipment yourself, cutting out the middleman. However, procuring the right […]

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU computer chip

Why Burn-in Testing is Essential for Industrial PCs

Burn-in testing is a common step in the production of electronics, especially those meant for industrial or commercial usage. But what exactly is burn-in testing and what does it achieve? Let’s take a look. The Heat Factor Computer chips, like any other electronic device, release generate heat when working. The amount generated depends on the […]

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QBiX2-GLKA5005H-A1, a low power high performance fanless industrial system for your industrial PC needs

What Makes a PC Industrial?

The term, “Industrial PC”, gets thrown around a lot, but what does it even mean? Is an industrial PC actually different from a regular PC, or is it all just marketing? Factor #1: Lifecycle The biggest consideration when choosing a component for an industrial computer is its lifecycle. Regular computers are meant to be replaced […]

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Close-Up Shot of an HDMI Cable

DisplayPort VS HDMI: Which Technology is Best Suited For Embedded Computers?

DisplayPort and HDMI are very similar technologies, offering a digital interface for transferring audio-visual content on the same cable. But how do they differ, and which interface is better for embedded computers? HDMI – Powering HD Televisions The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) was designed to offer an integrated audio-video connector for HD TVs. And it […]

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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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