Category: Industry News

UEFI Bios

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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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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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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