Category: Industry News

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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Why M.2 is a Game Changer for Embedded PCs

Solid State Drives (SSD) have long been touted as the new age replacement for traditional disk drives. But while the drives themselves have been getting smaller and faster, the interface for using them remains ponderously slow, dragging down the performance of SSDs. Well, no more. Thanks to the development of M.2, or the Next Generation […]

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Intel Platform Trust Technology: Cutting Edge Security for Low-Power Systems

There was a time when a strong password and good antivirus software were all you needed to keep your computer safe. Nowadays, hackers can break into the most secure systems, using viruses to infect even the Master Boot Record itself. While that might not be much of an issue for personal computers (top hackers usually […]

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Global Partners with MiTAC to Release High-Performance Embedded PC

With the advent of machine learning based developments like image recognition and speech-to-text in everyday technologies, the need for powerful embedded PCs capable of GPU processing is steadily rising. To meet this demand, Global has joined hands with MiTAC, a well-known name in the field of industrial computers. As one of the first US distributors […]

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Embedded Systems a Lone Bright Spot in the Coronavirus Gloom

2020 is proving a particularly bad year for the global economy, thanks to the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down cities around the world. Regardless of how many people are actually being infected, the impact of the coronavirus is being felt across industries ranging from hospitality to electronics. But not all economic activities have […]

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CAN bus and Embedded PCs – What’s to know?

As of this year, Cisco estimates that over 30 billion devices are connected to the internet, the cloud and to each other. That number is expected to balloon to over 75 million within the next five years. As this number rises, it opens new possibilities for pre-Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as CAN bus. […]

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Windows 7 Support Has Ended, Now What?

Last month, Microsoft ceased updating or providing support for their very popular Windows 7 Operating System. While Microsoft and its partners like Global American had enough notice, it’s still been a difficult pill to swallow for Embedded PC users. Launched in 2009, Netmarketshare reports suggest that Windows 7 may still be used on 39% of […]

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It’s January – We’re Thinking About Wide Temperature Applications

This time of the year, we New Englanders are very accustomed to inclement weather. With our average winter temperatures hitting -6°C, our mind is on Embedded Products that can sustain the elements. If you’re lucky, you’re living someplace more temperate, but any PC (board or peripheral) that is housed outdoors or with limited airflow, dissipation […]

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