Technical Articles

Browse through our technical articles and whitepapers regarding industrial and embedded technology, written by Rory Dear, Sales manager at DSL

Raspberry PI – not all it seems?

Back in 2011, a new computing platform was announced that dazzled the nation. Astonishment at how a fully functional ‘PC’ could be miniaturised excited Joe Public (though DSL are always

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Online Shopping – Suitable for niche industries?

Online Shopping for Embedded/Industrial products – what we’ve all been waiting for, or a dangerous path indeed? We’ve all grown to love the online shopping experience; no queues, parking charges,

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Fraudulent Commercial Obsolescence

A constant push to better our technology has been the driver for all of mankind’s achievements and should never be disbanded. However, in an industry that survives on reliability of

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Why use an SME for outsourcing electronic design

Entrusting an external company to undertake a cost and time critical electronic design project for the first time leaves many an Engineering Manager lying awake at night. Worryingly, through fear

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DOS isn’t dead

Like the resident psychopath in an 80’s horror franchise, DOS, despite many claims to the contrary over the years – simply refuses to die. Describing DOS as having “gone away”

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Embedded Industry Statistics (2013 Market Study)

This is a review of the 2013 Embedded Market Survey undertaken by UBM Tech Electronics The latest report throws up a whole host of interesting embedded computing system & industry statistics, we

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Uncovering CPU power consumption’s smoke and mirrors

As applications become increasingly mobile, power saving becomes less about conservation of fossil fuels and saving the environment, and more about the consequential battery life. A few milliamps might seem

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(Optical) bonding with your panel PC

Panel PCs and industrial displays marketed as conforming to IP65 and/or being waterproof naturally lead one to surmise a sealed, airtight unit. Whether this is true could be irrelevant, but

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Can AMD claw the embedded market back from Intel?

After years of AMD dominance, followed by a similar period of Intel’s, can AMD again claw back the embedded market, or is it lost forever? From the early 2000s the

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Electric vehicle vision

In the rapidly expanding electric vehicle rollout, the future of embedded computing in this space will depend on how these heavily integrated systems find commonality across potentially various operating systems. Few former

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