Technical Articles

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

Difficulties in calculating MTBF and reliability

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is an important metric for determining the lifetime of embedded system components, but it’s difficult to calculate with accurate results. These difficulties lead to unreliable

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Is PC/104 still relevant?

PC/104 is a veteran of embedded computing. Yet, with all the changes in the embedded space since its inception, does it still have a future? PC/104 has been around almost

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ARM vs x86: Is x86 dead?

The emergence and media domination of ARM technology could be a nail in the coffin for x86, but each has its own place and may continue to be useful in

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Embedding intelligence in medicine and sports

Embedded systems for medical and sports wearable (and ingestible) devices are adding intelligence to how we track our health and wellness. Spurred on by the unstoppable and exciting progression of

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Embedding the World Cup with goal-line technology

Embedded technology is removing contention in the World Cup and other sports, though not without causing some itself! Full report published here in Embedded Computing Design – June 2014

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Flash technology’s growing complexity

Selecting the right flash memory can be more confusing today than it ever has been – here we report on how today’s flash market has evolved and remove ambiguity. Full

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Industrial Panel PCs make manufacturing smarter

Following on from DSL’s “Manufacturing Management with Panel PCs” analysis, here I report how some production lines are still operating under paper based systems and how that now must change

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Stainless Steel Panel PC’s

The revolution in smart manufacturing has been employed at varying rates across all manufacturing sectors,with the food processing industry leading the way. The ever increasing pressure to drive down the

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A better building block, Virtual SoM design

System-On-Module (SoM) design has had it’s day in the sun. The SoM route was once often a no brainer, where need for complex x86 (and x64) processors to provide scalability within

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ISA isn’t dead

We all know the embedded computing industry is some years behind mainstream desktop computing. Longevity being such a critical factor, we take pride in demonstrating products where we’ve maintained availability,

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