Category: Industry News

AMD Ryzen CPU chip

AMD EPYC 4004: Ryzen for Embedded Computing

After taking the home PC market by storm with their innovative Ryzen series, AMD has now launched an enterprise CPU series built on the same architecture. The EPYC 4004 touts itself as the perfect computer for the needs of small businesses. Let’s see if this claim holds up.   The Calculus of Cost  The main […]

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MAI602-B rugged fanless embedded system

Rugged Computers vs. Industrial Computers

Industrial computers are supposed to be the computing option of choice for industrial applications, but then Rugged PCs are a thing too. How exactly do they differ?   Flexibility vs Specialization Industrial computers are an umbrella term that includes any embedded computers designed to power industrial applications. This makes the category very broad, including very […]

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BOXER-6641 fanless embedded box PC with memory and storage

Are Specialized Memory and Storage Components Worth It?

We have all heard of specialized processors for industrial computers, but what about memory and storage? Do memory and storage modules marketed for embedded applications provide any advantages?  Let’s find out.   Why Standard Memory Modules Aren’t the Ideal Choice Generally speaking, the memory modules available in the market are designed for building desktop PCs. […]

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Intel sign in front of building

Intel’s Alterra: Gamechanger or Gimmick?

With Edge computing and AI becoming an increasingly crucial part of industrial computing, embedded chips need to evolve as well. And Intel’s Agilex chips are designed to address this need. But does it actually bring anything new to the table? Let’s find out. The Rise of FPGAs Field Programmable Gate Arrays or FPGAs have been […]

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BluStar FS-8135 – Compact Size Fanless Box PC

TAA Compliance in Embedded Computing

TAA compliance is a term that often crops up in discussions related to products intended to be sold to the US government or its agencies. But what exactly does it mean? Especially when considering embedded PCs? The United States Trade Agreement Act (TAA) The first thing to note is that the TAA is not a […]

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IMB-X1316-10G with support for Intel® 14th/13th/12th Gen Core™ Processors up to 125W

What Is FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array)? How Does It Work?

Standard computers are frequently adapted into embedded systems, but some applications call for more specialized hardware. ASICs are an option, but FPGAs are a more flexible one. Here is a crash course into what they are. Integrated Circuits: The Heart of Processing ICs or Integrated Circuits are the building blocks of modern electronics, powering the […]

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JF35-ADN1 – 3.5″ SBC with Alder Lake-N SoC and DDR5 memory support

DDR5 vs DDR4: Does it Matter?

When shopping for PC memory, we consider the capacity of the RAM, but does the version also matter? What’s the difference between DDR5 and DDR4? Let’s take a look. The Rule of Doubling As a rule of thumb, new versions of any sort of hardware interface double the speed and bandwidth. This holds not just […]

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intel processor

Meteor Lake – Redefining Intel™ Architecture

The brand-new Meteor Lake from Intel™ architecture is already making waves, as it is quite a leap from the company’s current paradigm. But what makes it so different? A New Approach For the most part, Intel’s basic processor architecture has remained the same over the decades. Every generation just aims to pack more power onto […]

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