Inside of the personal computer (power suplay motherboard cables discs fan...)Building your own PC can be an exhilarating challenge.

Putting together a machine that performs exactly the way you design is a process that takes time and perseverance, but should ultimately be rewarding.

The journey of learning and innovating may even lead to a career in the specialist electronics field.

However, many DIY PC builders start assembling a machine without reviewing all the considerations, tips and guidance. They then encounter a range of problems as they try to move forward in putting their system together. Let’s look at a few common DIY PC mistakes.

Components Don’t Work Together

This seems like the most elemental error someone could ever make, but it is so very common. When thinking about multiple complicated systems, it’s easy to overlook checking that the motherboard is compatible with the CPU. Or checking that items will fit in the Read the full article →

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Software development conceptEmbedded systems are always unique and customized for the functions and services they perform. When designing and programming software for embedded systems, development teams must carefully consider all options to ensure the product meets exacting specifications. They need to comprehensively review development options and determine how best to optimize their embedded systems to meet functionality objectives. Let’s outline five software development considerations for embedded systems.

Power Consumption

Embedded systems software developers must often create effective solutions to processing challenges while dealing with system size, weight and power constraints. It can be a challenge to reduce power consumption when system resources are limited and Read the full article →

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Hands Installing Computer PartsSome of the greatest innovations of our time have occurred because of people studying and customizing computers. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs built his first personal computer from spare parts sent by William Hewlett of Hewlett & Packard. Or when creating the first Star Wars movie, the team at Industrial Light & Magic had to custom build a computer to process all the special effects that had never been created before, and spawned an empire.

The IT industry is filled with people who have followed a similar path from custom build computers in a casual environment to industry leaders.

Who knows? Your studies in IT combined with your experimenting with custom build computers could provide the kickstart to your own incredible IT career.

Innovation Begins Through Education

A formal education is an important stepping stone in custom build computing and IT development, especially given the complexity and ever-changing nature of technology today. Local universities, technical colleges and specialized schools have many programs in the Read the full article →

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Features to Consider for Customized Embedded Boards

Industrial processes and applications continue to become more specialized and sophisticated. Furthermore, future technologies are rendering many off-the-shelf, stand-alone single board computers (SBC) expensive and/or unable to adapt. This is where customized embedded boards can be the simpler and more cost effective solution for large-scale operations. Embedded boards are widely in use in a wide…

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Optical Bonding of Touch Screens on Displays

Optical Bonding: ‘Preventing a Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Stick’ Optical Bonding of Touch Screens is the process used to attach a protective layer to the outer surface of a display. Touch screens are finding new uses in consumer, commercial and industrial settings and due to the capability of adding protection to the…

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Benefits of Sourcing Computer Parts from OEM Distributors

Continuous innovation in the electronics industry means businesses are constantly sourcing computer parts to upgrade or replace obsolete systems. Large industrial and small commercial companies rely on their electronic hardware for their day-to-day operations—every task, large and small, is essential for the quality of their products and services. Therefore, businesses benefit from using dedicated OEM…

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Liquid Crystal Display (Thin Film Transistor) TFT Technology

Liquid Crystal Display Thin Film Transistor – LCD TFT Technology Displays Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays or TFT LCD is an active matrix LCD as opposed to the non TFT variant which is passive.  LCD came on the scene in the late sixties further to developments by RCA.  Optel Corporation provided the first application…

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