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Writing about PC/104 can be challenging: If you’re just talking about the form factor, there’s not a whole lot of new material to cover. In fact, if you’re reading this in a printed magazine, it’s likely that you already know about PC/104.

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Charged with finding cost-effective integration for multicore platforms, the European Union’s (EU) Artemis EMC2 project finished at the end of May this year. A further initiative with CERN could mean the spirit of co-operation and the principles of open hardware herald an

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Model 911 | PCI/104-Express 4-Channel Frame Grabber with Audio Capture

When users want to create embedded video or imaging applications, they find that PC/104 boards and systems are the right choice for their designs, and plenty of products are still being introduced that meet this venerable and proven specification. The

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Consortium introduces new logo design in celebration of benchmark anniversary February 24, 2017, Sacramento, CA – The PC/104 Consortium will be celebrating our 25th anniversary at Embedded World 2017 from March 14 – 16 in Nuremberg, Germany. Visit us in

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Advanced Technology 213W PC/104-Plus DC/DC Power Supply

Diamond Systems announces the Jupiter-MM-5000 high-efficiency, high-precision family of DC/DC power supply modules. These rugged I/O modules offer up to 213W of +5VDC and +12VDC power in either the compact PC/104 form factor or PC/104-Plus form factor. Jupiter-MM-5000 power supplies

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The longevity and wide use of the PC/104 form factor has been largely a result of its ability to adapt to advances in technology while retaining backward compatibility to earlier modules. The advent of the OneBank® connector is an adaptation for board space and cost that fits in smoothly with existing systems.

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The PC/104 Consortium™ has announced the latest revision of the PCI/104-Express & PCIe/104 Specification, Revision 3.0, that provides an additional option called “OneBank®”. The PCIe/104 OneBank® utilizes a smaller, lower-cost bus connector which is compatible to the full size PCIe/104

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Whether it is a small form factor (SFF) computing product or a GPS module, a radio or a handheld display – or even an unmanned vehicle such as the Throwbot XT from Recon Robotics, which can be held and tossed one-handed – everything is getting smaller. This situation is especially true in military embedded-computing applications, where designers of radar, sonar, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment all want more signal-processing capability in the same footprint or smaller. This demand in turn puts pressure on designers of these devices to come up with new SFFs that can manage the thermal levels generated by modern processors in cramped quarters.

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When choosing a Board Support Package (BSP) for PC/104 products, it is essential to pick the right one out of the gate to ensure that the development process starts efficiently, and to prevent major obsolescence and costly expenses in the

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