Portable Device Design – Custom-made for Military Grade

The ruggedness of common tablets and smartphones, such as those manufactured by Samsung and Apple, has improved in recent years. The addition of rubber overmold accessories enhances drop survival and the use of connectors and sealing techniques enhance water resistance. However, these devices, even within rugged outer casings, cannot meet the more demanding set of […]

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Key Differences That Make Medical Grade Tablets Different From Consumer Tablets

Medical grade tablets have a number of unique features and use cases as compared with consumer grade tablets. This often requires a custom tablet design that tightly integrates these features and assures high reliability, security, and privacy. Consumer grade tablets usually cannot meet FDA, HIPAA, and other regulatory requirements simply through software changes and a […]

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Custom mobile devices for industrial vertical markets

In the construction, oil and gas, transportation, military, medical, farming, or manufacturing fields – or many others – you perform very unique tasks for your job. You often use a generic commercial phone or tablet, and find the device is inadequate. Commercial off the shelf devices with an app might seem less expensive, but are […]

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The Biggest Challenges Faced In Planning Handheld Device Design

Portable handheld electronic devices such as computer tablets and smartphones continue to offer amazing features incorporated from mass-produced electronic technology. Sometimes, these commercial off the shelf (COTS) devices do not quite meet user needs. Perhaps they do not withstand tough environmental conditions, require a custom interface, or don’t meet regulatory requirements driven by specific application […]

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Basic Considerations for Mobile Device Design

Mobile devices – devices that are easily transported and typically are handheld and powered by a battery – have unique challenges in their design to enable usability, ruggedness, and reliability. Characterized by relatively lightweight and small screen size, they span a wide range of device types and applications, including mobile phones and tablets. Mobile devices […]

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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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Basic Principles Of Handheld Mobile Device Design

Tablets (tablet computers) and similar handheld mobile devices such as smartphones and e-readers are now increasingly in use both for the mainstream public as well as throughout industry. Custom mobile electronic devices are often designed and deployed for specific field applications. These devices have overlap in their features and capabilities. Understanding the principles and features […]

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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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