Considerations for Planning a Custom Electronic Device Design

At this time of the year, many companies assess product roadmaps, define projects and schedules, allocate resources, and assign budgets for the upcoming year. Since managers and project teams will be held accountable to working within these constraints, it is important to fully understand the many factors of developing an electronic product and account for […]

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Custom Designed Tablets for IoT Use

Custom designed tablets provide special features that are required for specific uses. Industrial, military, or medical tablets may require a unique external interface, network connectivity, display, operating system, enclosure, and more. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the inter-networking of electronic devices that enable communications and the exchange of data. This promises convergence of […]

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Benefits of an RTOS on Portable Handheld Devices

A real time operating system (RTOS) is used in applications where time sensitive operations are required. Typically, these applications involve the collection and analysis of sensor data, or the control of critical equipment. This contrasts with the use of general purpose operating systems. A general purpose operating system (GPOS), such as Android, Linux, or Windows, […]

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Tips to Follow While Choosing an Industrial Custom Tablet or Device Manufacturer

Tablets are versatile devices with seemingly no end to their uses in both personal and workplace environments. Tablets offered on consumer markets provide a standard set of features that cover many use cases – human interaction, wireless internet connectivity, location services, and more. However, these standard features may not include interfaces and features required for […]

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Design Guide for Portable Electronic Devices

The demand for portable electronic devices continues to increase with the popularity of smartphones, tablets and similar devices. These devices must be lightweight, rugged, responsive, and long battery life. The key to designing portable devices is implementing a large amount of functionality packed into a small space while minimizing power consumption and enabling sufficient performance. […]

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How to Develop Secure Internet of Things Devices

When referring to the Internet of Things (IoT), everything from Wi-Fi-enabled cars and Bluetooth-enabled fitness bands to streaming devices and smartphones come to mind. There are countless devices connected to the internet; the question is whether these are secure IoT devices? Security tends to be overlooked by some companies until there is a breach. A […]

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Helpful Considerations for Remotely Updating an Embedded System

As complexity and functionality of embedded devices increases, the need for firmware updates has risen, whether to fix bugs, close security holes, add capability, or update the look and feel of a GUI. Increasingly these embedded devices are connected to networks, which enables remote embedded system updates from a central location as needed. To accomplish […]

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Embedded Product Development: Follow These Three Steps

There are three important steps associated with embedded product development: choosing the hardware platform, selecting the operating system, and creating the application software. These steps have a major impact on costs, performance, product quality, product longevity, and time to market. Choosing the Right Hardware Platform Key to successful embedded product development is choosing the right […]

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Custom Android Tablets

Over the past several years, the use of tablet technology has proliferated not only for personal use, but also across industry and government. These portable platforms, with easily written custom application software, are suitable for many applications. However, iOS and most Android tablets often fall short in industrial, military, and medical use for a variety […]

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Custom Design of Human-Machine Interface Electronic Devices

Interactive electronic devices require a human-machine interface (HMI) that enables communication of a user with the underlying electronic device. Many industrial, medical, and military applications include underlying electronics specialized to the application. The HMI aspect can be satisfied using an HMI front end – an embedded computer with touchscreen/display attached to a larger device that […]

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