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COMs continue their evolution, enabling a wider-than-ever range of small form factor performance options. For intelligent applications like connected healthcare and the Internet of Things, developers need to understand advantages and best fit in order to make ideal COM-based design choices.

Small form factor designs are found just about everywhere on the planet, playing an essential role in the intelligent systems that form the Internet of Things (IoT). Connecting people,Read More...

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Rich COM Express Options and SMARC Alternatives Add Complexity to Design Strategies
It takes an understanding of connected embedded application needs in order to choose the right PICMG COM Express Computer-on-Module (COM), with choices defined by form factor and pin-out types. Long established and proven globally, the COM Express standard has evolved with new size and connector options, as well as some healthy competition from the world of SMARC, defined by SGET.

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HPEC Expansion Appliances Save Time, Cost and Space in Embedded Medical Applications
High-end medical equipment, such as MRI and ultrasound imaging devices, has enormous compute demands to produce images that help physicians in diagnosis and treatment. Today’s high-power GPUs can be used in add-on appliances to boost the power of such equipment.

How mHealth Will Change Your Life
Overcoming distance and delays is a big hurdle for many people seeking health care, as is the scarcity of qualified specialists in many cases. The emergence of mobile devices with wireless communications is helping to bring more patients the monitoring and care they need.

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The Effects of Industrial Temperature on Embedded Storage
For many applications, it imperative that embedded systems developers understand what effects extended high temperatures have on SSDs. To assisting the decision process and provide reference points, OEMs can use several helpful calculations to determine SSD endurance and data retention characteristics of different types of NAND flash media.

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Mentor Graphics Debuts Comprehensive Embedded Suite for Industrial Automation
Factory automation has made stunning advances since the introduction of the conveyor belt. Now with the ability to put multiple control applications on a single multicore processor and tie these into an Industrial Internet of Things, the power of cyber-physical systems in manufacturing are making huge strides, speeding production and transforming data into information for the enterprise.

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Latency and System Architecture: Looming Issues for Design within the Internet of Things