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  • White Papers
  • COM Server Grade WhitepaperServer-Grade Performance Computer-on-Modules:COM Express Based on Intel® Xeon® Solution

    Server-Grade Performance Computer-on-Modules:COM Express Based on Intel® Xeon® Solution
  • Designing NVMe SSD for Industrial Applications

    SSD performance is one of the biggest considerations when designing industrial applications. SSD technology is still evolving from PATA to SATA and the speed of its interface continues to increase. The PCIe interface appeared in the market almost at the same time as SATA 3.0 Gbps (Gen. 2) became popular.
  • Digital Signage in Industry - ADVANTECH – TELELOGOS Whitepaper

    Digital Signage is a powerful lever for communication which uses information technology, the Internet of Things and smart devices (screens, networks, content servers). It can assemble and broadcast continuously all types of information (image, video, text feeds, etc.) on networked screens which can be installed in both public spaces and private set
  • WISE-PaaS Open APIs and Standardized Protocols at Various IoT System Levels

    WISE-PaaS Introduction Whitepaper. The success of IoT is stepping away from vertically-oriented, closed systems towards open systems, based on open APIs and standardized protocols at various system levels. By Louis Lu, Embedded-IoT Architect
  • Accelerating Wireless Sensor Network Development with the Open Standard Sensor Node M2.COM

    The IoT era is fundamentally altering the operations and evolution of traditional industries as well as emerging businesses. Several IoT applications now available harness sensors, gateways, networking and cloud infrastructure to enable new avenues of value and efficiency for customers. Whether deploying basic IoT devices like sensors or a host of next-generation IoT products and services, standard network infrastructures need to be altered to enable important IoT characteristics like wireless connectivity, remote management, and monitoring. In addition, multiple platforms and technologies need to be integrated to fully bring the benefits of IoT to market.
    To facilitate a wide variety of integration possibilities without compromising on lead time requirements, Advantech along with partners TI, ARM, Bosch Sensortec and Sensirion have collaborated to bring a new open standard - M2.COM to the market.   M2.COM is based on M.2 form factor architecture and provides a modular approach to sensor node design.  In this paper, we call out the core requirements associated with sensor node design for IoT and examine how the M2.COM design standard fulfils these requirements.
  • RTX: The Right Form Factor for Your Rugged Applications

    The presence of high-end electronic equipment is increasing in many applications including transportation, industrial, agricultural and power equipment.   These applications are expected to operate reliably for several years and are often subject to harsh environments like vibration, dust, and extreme weather conditions.   They need special design considerations and use of boards and components qualified to work reliably in harsh conditions.   The figure below summarizes the stresses that must be endured in rugged applications.
  • Complete Power Failure Protection for SQFlash

    Advantech SQFlash features complete power failure protection in all product SKUs, proper power failure protection mechanisms are implemented in different product series. This complete scheme combines four different functions – Power Failure Saver, Power Drop Catcher, Flush Manager, and Voltage Stabilizer.

  • New Era for Computer-on-Module:Intel® Xeon® D-1500 COM Express Module

    Advantech SOM-5991, designed on the Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 family, is the world’s first COM Express powered by a server-grade processor that provides high bandwidth interfaces for data transmission-reception, all within a basic form-factor of 125 x 95 mm with a Type 6 compliant pin-out. Nevertheless, since most user scenarios adopt a thin chassis or blade/slot architectures, the SOM-5991 is designed with extra, dedicated CPU heatsink screw holes that allow for a compact and flexible thermal solution. With this new product, the user can easily design a scalable, high performance system with all computer-on-module advantages that is not restricted to ATCA/CPCI slot architectures.
  • Jumpstart IoT Innovation with Pre-integrated Gateway Starter Kit

    2016 is going to be a booming year for the IoT industry. Most company executives and managers are targeting IoT as their key strategy to help their future business growth. This could be for new market development, or it could be for improving production efficiency. Whatever the purpose, a key challenge is to close the “technical gap” between engineers and managers. Facility managers have expert knowledge of their equipment but suffer from IT departments’ reluctance to “open up” their data gathered from equipment. IT departments have different challenges and ideas about “industrial automation”, and there are no universal standards like in the regular IT world.
  • Advantech’s Powerful Ultra-Small 2.5" MI/O-Ultra Pico-ITX Single-Board Computers Ensure Easy Assembly and Convenient Integration

    With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) applications for industries, a greater number of embedded product applications for industrial control, medical, POS/KIOSK, home security, and transportation are required. Advantech’s 2.5" MI/O-Ultra (Pico-ITX) single-board computers (SBCs) are ideal for use in super slim, cableless, and rugged designs aimed at satisfying demands for rich I/O, compact size (for slim chassis applications), and intelligent software support.
  • Design Benefits of the MI/O Extension Solution

    System integration is not an easy task, making system integration easier is the goal of most clients. By using the MI/O Extension solution, we can help customers retain domain knowledge and design their own extension modules, making mechanical designs more compact with fewer system parts, and centralize thermal designs to improve reliability.
  • The Innovative MI/O Extension Single Board Computer Unveiled

    Configurable designs and pricing competitiveness are the two primary factors in defining the future of vertical applications.In light of making standardized, embedded single board computers a more thoughtful fit for client demands, Advantech introduced the innovative MI/O Extension solution to assist application providers in quickly providing optimal solutions to their clients, while still securing their domain knowhow in key vertical industrial technologies.
  • Empowering Connected Signage Solutions

    Digital out-of-Home (DOOH) applications are everywhere, from fast food restaurants, shopping malls, and subways, to convenience stores, the walls of tall buildings and even on many street corners. According to market surveys and predictions released by IHS Technology in October 2013, the global digital signage market will continue to reach $17.1 billion by 2017.
  • Doing More with Less:Successful Applications Built on MI/O Extension Solutions

    In business, time competition is fierce, and especially in the IT industry. Chipset vendors rapidly upgrade chipset designs generation by generation, and solution providers follow suit, providing products with the latest chipsets. System integrators are the last one in this chain, integrating computers, peripherals, chassis and software. Thus, it is important to operate on a short schedule, to have fast time-to-market, and insofar as possible to gain and keep the first-mover advantage.
     

  • New Generation RISC Processing Power - Green Technology Engenders New Business Opportunities

    In recent years, RISC computing-based products such as smart phones and consumer tablet PCs keep launching in the market. So the companies dealing with RISC computing solutions are reaping the full benefits of today’s trend. What is the current status of Advantech’s efforts in RISC-based computing development?According to statistics, starting from the 1960s, the electronic technology and market core products show significant trend variations every ten years. The figure (figure 1) shows the first generation Micro Frame and Micro Computer products. In the past 20 years, the PC, the notebook and the Internet have brought profound changes in our daily lives. At the same time, the evolution of wireless data transmission technologies, which include Wi-Fi, GPRS, 3G, 4G, WiMAX, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and other wireless networks, has greatly strengthened the link between people and information. This evolution of technology has brought more flexibility and convenience to our lives.