Category Archives: Applications

Our computer hardware works in embedded applications ranging from automotive to medical. The latest news in embedded applications for application developers.

Building the Future of Data Collection

In its simplest terms, data acquisition (or data logging, data collection or whatever particular parlance you prefer) is the act of capturing incoming signals for analysis. Modern embedded data acquisition (DAQ) computers are used to measure everything from the number of cars … Continue Reading

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Bay Trail Offers Performance Boost for Industrial and Embedded Markets

Much has been made of Intel’s new Bay Trail processor family as a new-and-heavily-improved generation of Atom processors, but the fact is, there’s so much more going on under the hood. Yes, there’s finally an energy-efficient, 64-bit capable Intel processor … Continue Reading

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It’s All About Options: Small Form Factor Computers With Expansion

In the world of small form factor computers, our options are often limited, and the flexibility to customize solutions and fit expansion cards is reduced for a couple of reasons: 1. Motherboard Restrictions – Due to the smaller footprint of … Continue Reading

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pfSense® Firewalls: What are they and why should I use one?

The firewall, that ubiquitous piece of technology that should be a part of every network, is a crucial choice. Many networking engineers look to Cisco as the default, but a growing number are using open source firewall options like pfSense® … Continue Reading

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System Comparison: Intel “Ice Canyon” NUC vs AG960 NUC

Late last year, Intel released the 4-by-4-inch Next Unit of Computing Form Factor. Housed in a tiny case of Intel’s own design, their NUC system, the DC3217IYE “Ice Canyon”, offers consumers a smart, super-small solution for home media and desktop … Continue Reading

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