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What Is the Impact of Part Obsolescence

As technology advances, so does the rate at which it becomes obsolete. What was once cutting-edge is now commonplace, and what was once state-of-the-art is now ancient history. This ever-accelerating

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Embedded Electronics and Market Forces

Embedded development is a process of developing software for devices that are embedded in other devices. This can include anything from small microcontrollers to larger systems. The purpose of embedded

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Fit and forget – Why do industrial solutions not use the latest technology?

DSL Product Manager David Cooper answers the question he gets asked the most: When it comes to industrial computing products, why are some of the processors and technology used older

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Processor Design

One of DSL’s areas of expertise is processor design. This is a complex process that requires knowledge of hardware, software and system design. Here we discuss the different types of

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OS, Firmware and Software Design

Designing firmware, operating systems and application software for electronics is a complex and challenging process. With a lot of different factors to be taken into account when designing new electronic

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Analogue and Digital Electronic Design

Common Analogue and Digital Circuitry for Circuit and PCB Design In this article we will look at some of the most common analogue and digital circuitry used in electronic circuits

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What are Single Board Computers and How Are They Used?

Single board computers, or SBCs, are becoming more and more popular as people learn about their many benefits. These tiny computers can be used for a variety of purposes, from

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Where are all the engineers?

The engineering skills shortage is a pressing issue. Businesses are seeing a general lack of applicants for engineering roles causing more difficulty in recruitment and hampering UK industry, innovation and business

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Are Reviews Important for Conveying Trust?

Interview: Are ratings and reviews the best way to earn, maintain, and convey customer trust? In their latest boardroom discussion, Tom and Rory discuss the value and risks of review

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The Benefits of Using Panel PCs in Industry

Panel PCs are becoming more and more popular in industrial settings. There are many reasons for this: they are more durable than traditional PCs, and they can be mounted in

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The bigger picture: weathering the storm, water-cooler moments, and plans for a US office

DSL’s MD, Rory Dear, talks openly about the personal challenges of his first four years at the helm of DSL, the business impacts of global crises, and the resilience of

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APLEX AEx Series Have all Passed ATEX Zone 22 Standard

APLEX AEx Series Have all PassedATEX Zone 22 Standard Taipei, Taiwan-February, 2022-APLEX Technology Inc., a global industrial computer products solutions provider, is proudly to announce that our AEx series has

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How Industrial Computers are Used

Computers have come a long way since their early prototypes. The first computers were the size of whole rooms and were used mainly in Government. Over time, as technology progressed,

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Challenges in Embedded Computing System Design

The world around us is becoming increasingly more computerised. This expansion of digital devices has become so widespread that the line between man and machine is quickly blurring. Every day,

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DSL helps to tackle mental health through community football sponsorship

A government study on sport participation found that societal sports can deliver an amazing range of benefits for individual and communities including health, education, skills, personal development, and social inclusion.

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Lessons Learnt from the Fuel Crisis may provide the answers to the component crisis

“The component shortage has been going on for what seems like forever,” says Rory Dear, Managing Director of DSL.He summarises it as the ‘perfect storm’ of anomalies that together contributed

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How to mitigate the effects of longer lead time components

The global chips and components shortage presents a challenge for all product development and manufacturing companies. As one of the UK’s leading cradle-to-grave industrial computing and electronics

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What is Electronic Design? How to Outsource it for Maximum Effect

What is electronic design? Electronic design is the process of designing and creating electrical circuits, systems, and devices. This can include anything from PCB boards to industrial computers. It’s a

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Outsourcing Electronic Design Projects

Electronic design is a crucial part of many industries. Look at the world around you right now, and look at your work environment – there are bound to be electrical

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From the expert: choosing the right industrial PC

Knowing your 304 stainless steel from your 316L, and distinguishing IP66 from IP69K, can make choosing the right industrial PC a breeze. But if you’re unfamiliar with these ratings, don’t

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