Computer Assembly

Ultra-Compact Form FactorUltra-compact form factor technology is starting a revolution. Humans have always loved technology that becomes more compact, yet smarter, more powerful and more flexible. This super-small technology is promising to make regular desktop computers, and even some laptops and portable devices, obsolete.

For starters, ultra-compact form factor computers are drastically decreasing the space businesses and homes need for their computing hardware.

Even better, they are tremendously powerful and configurable. Innovations like Shuttle’s NC01U and Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) provide adequate I/O and processing power, while also able to be equipped with keyboards, LCDs, touch screens, USB, RAM and flash memory. These kinds of ultra-compact machines can stand alone as powerful processors or be chained together for controlling complex systems. Therefore, they have tremendous application opportunities in corporate activities, industry, small businesses, and homes alike.

Designed for Portable, Flexible Performance at Play and Work

Systems like the Intel NUC and similar form factor systems such as the NC01U and MSI Cubi are amazingly flexible Read the full article →

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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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building a pcThe multi-tiered process an OEM goes through when creating a new product creates a number of challenges for the engineering team.

There may be an overarching idea that guides the design, but many of the minute specifications can hold up development, not to mention the hurdles that follow, such as the acquisition of materials and building of a functional prototype.

Depending on the size of the OEM, having dedicated engineers on staff to take a product from concept to production solely on their own incurs a significant cost. Also, those employees will then have to deal with an industrial distributor in getting past the design step. Why not have that relationship between the OEM and distributor right from the start?

Concept and Design: First Steps to Building a PC with a Distributor

Many industrial electronics distributors have specific services to help in building a PC; ones that can help an OEM business acquire a custom built machine for a niche purpose or Read the full article →


Build: Environment and Process for Successful Computer Assembly

The golden rule for real estate is “location, location, location.” Understanding the inherent benefits to a space that can be utilized for a particular gain could mean the difference between success and failure. Moving from real estate to industrial computing, knowing the type of space in which your computer will be put together and the…

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One in a Million: The What, How and Why of Custom Built Computers

OEM designers work hard to figure out the specifications necessary to realize their products through months of planning. The next step is to try and create this new machine by looking for a manufacturer that offers an embedded system that fits their precise needs, a process that is sometime almost as challenging as designing the…

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Labour Divided: Four Reasons to Consider OEM Computer Assembly

When managing a electronics OEM project, many different factors come into play. It’s like watching a master juggler handling a group of different objects that each present their own unique difficulties, but it doesn’t matter because they all seem to stay up in the air. There is always something that can cause problems, however, no…

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