Commercial Boards

When it comes to motherboards, the industrial and commercial sectors do a pretty good job at keeping themselves separate. Even to the point where commercial manufacturers don’t sell industrial motherboards and, conversely, where industrial manufacturers don’t sell commercial motherboards.

Industrial motherboard manufacturers just aren’t set up to compete with the likes of ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte, while still keeping motherboards with lifecycles of 5 years or more on their product roadmap. And simply put, their procedures require a higher overhead and resultantly higher priced motherboard.

Commercial manufacturers on the other hand have the opposite problem of not being able to support a motherboard for 5+ years. They also can’t offer all of the different custom options and small runs of quantities like 50-100 boards, because they are set up to manufacture THOUSANDS of boards at a time. It’s just a matter of the two industries not being economically set up to overlap.

Commercial Manufacturers Making Industrial Motherboards?

However, in recent years, whether due to exponential growth in the industrial motherboard and embedded PC market, or simply because a recent analysis showed it to be a prudent move, commercial manufacturers are now getting involved Read the full article →


Commercial and Industrial Boards MB-i67Q0 Arbor New Era ElectronicsToday’s market offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to the computers that can be used for OEM computing. The most important criteria when it comes to purchasing your own computer would be the efficiency and power to work within the needs of the OEM and industrial applications. Let’s look at some of the important characteristics of commercial and industrial boards.

There are now two major types of embedded boards that can be used: the commercial board and the industrial board. While commercial boards are typically high quality in terms of performance, their functionality and efficiency does not necessarily translate to industrial and OEM applications for a number of reasons. This is where the industrial motherboards, such as the ATX and micro ATX, come in handy for your computing needs.

Commercial and Industrial Boards: Life Cycle Span

One major factor that contributes to the suitability of industrial boards for OEM computing functions would be their life cycle. Ideally, industrial boards such as ATX and micro ATX can last up to a minimum of five years before they go end of life. Compare this to the life cycle of commercial boards, which usually reach the end of both life span and shelf life as quickly as Read the full article →


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