Whether for functionality or entertainment, outfitting a space with embedded systems capable of video output necessitates a major investment. This is especially pertinent when considering the role of interactive displays, such as human machine interfaces. In the locomotive realm, for example, displays are in constant use, both inside and outside of the train. Embedded systems control many of the functions around the rail station, which means that the OEMs responsible for designing these machines need reliable components that withstand the environment.
The commercial railway industry has a very specific set of needs ranging from the basic readouts necessary to drive the train to the entertainment sets that keep customers happy. On both ends of this spectrum lies an embedded device that must be low power, output high quality video, and have the proper I/O to hook up to a multitude of devices. Enter the industrial Pico-ITX board, a miniscule powerhouse that OEMs can utilize to drive their designs.
What’s in an Industrial Pico-ITX Board?
A Pico-ITX motherboard adheres to a specific form factor standard, much like its big brother in the ATX line of boards. What separates the former from Continue Reading…
Today’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 Continue Reading…
With the need to cope with demands for advances in industrial motherboard computing systems, a wide variety of industrial motherboards are now available in today’s market. For use in desktop and rack mount computers the general choices are ATX system boards and micro ATX motherboards, depending on your computing needs.
Advantages of Industrial Motherboards over Commercial Models
When choosing a motherboard type, it’s best to opt for those that are manufactured by an industrial manufacturer, as compared to finding a commercialized model, which can cost more in the long run.
For instance, most industrial motherboards have a standard form factor. This feature allows for Continue Reading…