Embedded Single Board Computers (SBCs)
Available in a range of form factors with CPU and IO options, embedded single board computers (SCBs) are useful for many applications. Options include PICO, ATX, COM Express, SMARC, Q7-sized systems on modules, and more.
Plug COM Express, SMARC, and Q7-sized systems on modules into a carrier board with the high-density connector and the board will provide the IO. Also, use the PCMG for backplane-based designs in rack systems.
Types of CPU
Featuring fewer transistors, ARM-based CPUs are low-cost, consume less power, and create less heat. Because of these features, they are lightweight, portable, and great for battery-powered devices. Tekdis offers ARM-based modules and single-board computers that support both Linux and Android OS.
For complex graphic applications like gaming and digital signage, AMD offers high-performing GPU solutions. Nvidia is also a leading supplier of x86 CPUs and chipsets for robotics, advanced driver advisory systems, license plate recognition technology, and intelligent machines.
Intel Atom processors are ideal for small and compact computing needs, including smartphones, tablets, and other internet-enabled mobile devices. For next-level performance, Celeron and Pentium are great alternatives. They feature improved graphics but are still economical.
i3 processors have two cores and perform specific functions for targeted applications. Core i5 processors have four to six cores and are mid-tier processors. Core i7 has as many as eight cores and features the highest specs. The higher the number of cores, the higher the clock speed, which improves overall performance. i5 and i7 are used for more extensive processing, decoding, and graphics performance. While i3 and i5 require a Windows IOT Value license, i7 requires a high-end license.
Xeon processors are some of the highest quality in the industry. They have the most cores and the highest clock speeds as a result. This Intel brand of x86 microprocessor supports error-checking and correcting memory, perfect for non-consumer workstations, servers, and embedded applications.
Brands Used for Embedded PCS/Computers
Tekdis offers embedded computing boards from two manufacturers: Axiomtek and IEI Technology. These two manufacturers are some of the most respected in Taiwan.
Axiomtek was developed in 1990. Today, their innovative designs are recognised all over the world. For reliable, state-of-the-art computing solutions, there is no better supplier. They take great pride in their products and it shows. As the leading designer and manufacturer of industrial computers and embedded field, they offer a wide range of solutions, including:
- Embedded board
- System on module
- Single board computer
- Embedded system
- Industrial barebone
- Network appliance
- Touch panel computer
- Human-machine interface
- Medical PC
- Industrial network
- Digital signage
Ideal for computer-based applications, IEI technology works in alliance with Intel, Microsoft, and Amazon to offer a variety of devices, systems, applications, and more to the industrial computing industry. They strive to make advanced technology convenient and easy to use for all. IEI Technology products can be used for computer-based applications such as:
- Factory automation
- Computer telephony integration
- Networking appliances
It is also popular in fields like:
- Artificial intelligence
- The internet of things
- National defense
- Emergency services
- Communication base stations
- Medical instruments.
Features of Embedded PCS/Computers
In an industrial setting where excessive dust and dirt circulate through the air, fanless PCs are essential. Instead of using cooling fans, heat is conducted through the case or through the airflow over the machine. This protects the machine from dust, prolonging its life, and it also makes for silent operation. Tekdis has a growing offering of fanless options that are great for digital signage, industrial automation, mobile computing, and medical applications.
Android is a popular operating system for mobile phones and tablets. Android also features in the panel PC and embedded computing market as a secure and reliable operating system. Tekdis offers a range of embedded boards, embedded computers and panel PCs based on ARM based CPUs running Android OS.