The Rise of Single Board Computers

With the rise of technology, computing has been given another leg up in system integration processes. The processing speed of computers have well over doubled, and the longevity of PCs have started to take front stage. Additionally, industry techies can start to see SBC’s, or single board computers, that can handle much more than their previous counterparts. The integration of more compact devices from the creation of smaller motherboards has allowed industries to incorporate them into their fields, including medical, military, and aerospace units.

With the rising necessity for motherboards to become smaller yet faster, industries need reliable systems they can count on. But first thing’s first, what are SBC’s? An example, Winsystems single board computers (SBCs) are ARM (Advanced Risk Machines) and Embedded PC design motherboards that have a single circuit board containing memory, input and output, microprocessors, and other key components. With support from Intel processing speeds, high definition audio, multiple input and output options, and HD video, SBC’s are on the rise for their compact systems as well as rugged features. These features along with their compact size make them ideal for the medical, military, and aerospace technologies, as well as other industries that require audio and HD video capabilities.

One key thing to note here is that the use of SBC’s can be found in the ever-growing medical field. Cision Newswire mentions the use of these motherboards with the inclusion of a small form factor, which makes it ideal for medical devices. Additionally, these small yet powerful devices have options for WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth enabled modules and can even incorporate Ethernet when wired connections have deemed a necessity. Moreover, these devices are ruggedly designed and tested. These products are taxed for their shock and vibration along with their effects on the system.
In the military, aerospace divisions have started incorporating SBC’s in order to maintain communications as well as control. Military Aerospace talks about the wide range of abilities these motherboards provide, with their low power consumption as well as simultaneous display capabilities. With this in mind, Linux, Windows Compact 7, Android, and other operating systems can be operated on these systems, making them a staple for these markets to incorporate.

With SBC’s we can start to see much of what industries need out of motherboards. The state of the art design, multiple options for input and output, and ruggedness make them the ideal component for an industrial platform such as the medical or military fields. The high expectations in these fields offer much insight into the reliability of these products. With that being said, the smaller these systems have gotten, it has taken nothing out of the overall performance of the machines. The capabilities of higher audio and HD quality make the system well-orchestrated for media editing as well. This means they can be incorporated in many technology heavy industries as well. Overall, the power and capabilities these systems look to incorporate offer a high standard in reliability as well as versatility.