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20Apr'17
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20Apr'17

New waterproof HMI range: Price dropped AND increased IP rating

In any competitive industry everyone is looking to reduce the bottom line and improve productivity. The new ViTAM-8XX/9XX offer a price reduction and increased ingress protection (IP66/69K) over their IP65 predecessors. Intel Quad core Celeron, i3 and i5 CPUs mean there’s no hanging around! Evaluation samples available.

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13Apr'17
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13Apr'17

Raspberry PI System-On-Module design

With the Compute module, the Raspberry PI finally becomes truly accessible for industrial designers. Beyond those industrial credentials, it’s System-On-Module format opens doors to those with complex I/O designs, if they have the right tools and skillset! Many wanting to benefit from unprecedented price drops simply can’t on their own, that’s where DSL comes in. […]

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06Apr'17
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06Apr'17

New: ViTAM-1XX – fully IP66/IP69K industrial display

Can’t use a Panel PC? Need to keep the PC and display separate, but don’t want to use a fragile and fallible commercial LCD display? The ViTAM-1XX range offers a wall, desk or ceiling mountable fully IP66/IP69K stainless steel display… ..which can connect to any PC, any size and anywhere!

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30Mar'17
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30Mar'17

HMI feature: Rugged isn’t just for industrial deployment

With touchscreens migrating from factory floors to public places, can you trust Joe Public to treat your installation carefully? Absolutely not. Increasingly DSL’s vandal-proof touchscreen HMI’s are being used in historically commercial applications, whether that’s retail or point of information. Non-functional installations damage brand reputation and repairs/replacements cost significantly. Let Joe Public do his very […]

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02Mar'17
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02Mar'17

New: Low cost ‘web-server’ HMIs

DSL’s new ARMPAC series removes the cost overhead typically associated with Panel PCs for those merely using a web-browser to access back-end content, via the latest ARM® processors. Scalable performance is offered by the ARMPAC-5XX (TI Sitara™ AM3354) or ARMPAC-6XX (Freescale i.MX6) Operating System support across the ranges span Windows Embedded Compact 7, Android 4.2.2 and Linux.

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23Feb'17
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23Feb'17

New: ARM A8 functional building block – meet the Kitana!

‘functional building block’ design base brings ARM® A8 performance to our rapid, low risk design portfolio via the Texas Instruments Sitara™ 3358 microprocessor. Joining our ARM® M4 ‘AMPIC’, the ‘Kitana‘ opens this revolutionary approach to high end multimedia applications. Increasingly popular is the combination of both, an A8 front end to drive an OS and […]

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16Feb'17
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16Feb'17

Poor FOREX rates pushing UK embedded re-design

With the escalating cost of the processing heart of your embedded system, many are now forced to consider their options. The potential savings gained from a re-design are no more prevalent than for those using (relatively) high end x86 solutions to do a job an ARM® micro can today manage with ease. Through a ‘functional building […]

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09Feb'17
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09Feb'17

Why is DSL different? Simple Documentation!

DSL’s design documentation is written to a level of detail that matches the client’s expertise, so that you never need to agree to something that you do not completely understand. One of the many reasons why customers choose DSL for custom design projects! DSL’s responsibility is to make the product right. The client’s responsibility is to […]

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02Feb'17
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02Feb'17

HMI with HDMI: A screen of 2 halves!

Harness the power of two HMI’s with just one (and a secondary display) slashing overall cost. Use the power of a seamless secondary touchscreen display to manage two machines independently, or vastly increase display real estate on a single machine. Alternatively connect to a standard HD television to display information beyond the local operator – the […]

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26Jan'17
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26Jan'17

New: Android fully IP66/69K Panel PC – ditch the tablets!

The ViTAM-6XX range finally brings Android onto the shop floor (which can’t be taken off in somebody’s pocket, unlike Tablets!) A fully IP66/IP69K stainless steel chassis means this HMI is the perfect bridge between humans and machines! Also available with PoE in for when your short of a plug and RFID for intelligent asset tracking […]

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26Jan'17
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26Jan'17

New: HMI brings ignition control to vehicles

Providing a ready-to-fit HMI for our industrial (and commercial) vehicles, the APC-30X2 can be found affixed to warehouse forklifts, in public transport or literally anywhere with 12/24VDC vehicle power available… …and that’s not just restricted to enclosed vehicles or those operating under cover, its fully IP66 waterproof construction, optional -20°c/60°c ambient support and sunlight readable […]

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19Jan'17
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19Jan'17

New: Budget friendly J1900 Quad Core 3.5″ SBC

DSL’s new SBC-7115 offers a lower price point for Intel based 3.5″ SBCs than ever before, without sacrifice. At it’s heart the Quad Core 2.0GHz CPU with <8Gb DDR3 provides unprecedented performance whilst boasting -20°c/70°c operation. A massive I/O set includes HDMI, GPIO, USB 3.0 and is 3G/4G ready with integrated SIM slot.  

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12Jan'17
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12Jan'17

From x86 to ARM® microcontroller – driving out cost

As we all know, applications that once demanded x86 are now often re-designed with an ARM® processor. What few appreciate, is just how advanced ARM® microcontrollers have become, supporting GUIs and managing vast I/O at lightning speeds. For more intensive applications or those demanding an operating system, a combination of ARM® processor and microcontroller is […]

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05Jan'17
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05Jan'17

New year, new evaluation commitment

Our customers don’t like buying ‘blind’ and we don’t like selling blind, either. DSL live to reduce risk and are further doing so for our customers by vastly expanding our range of evaluation units. We now stock our popular ranges in the UK (new to buy, and to loan) and maintain supplier stock of more niche […]

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23Dec'16
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23Dec'16

New: PEX-XXX – x86 strikes back

Powered by the 400MHz VEX, these budget Panel PCs are the industrial x86 alternative to ARM equivalents, in an enclosed front IP65 chassis with resistive touchscreen. The budget-friendly PEX-XXX range has driven full colour touchscreen functionality into applications previously denied by price, into smart homes, offices and anywhere else mechanical buttons simply won’t cut it. Available in a custom colour […]