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December 11, 2015

WHAT IS A “U” or more specifically a “RACK UNIT”?

As in 1U, 2U, 4U … etc A “Rack Unit” or “U” is an Electronic Industries Alliance or more commonly “EIA” standard measuring unit for rack mount type equipment. This term has become more prevalent in recent times due to the proliferation of rack mount products showing up in a wide range of commercial, industrial…

December 11, 2015

The SBC (Single Board Computer) vs. motherboards

What are the key advantages of using a SBC? Conventional desktop computers generally have most of their electronics on a single large “motherboard” or “main board” that mounts to the bottom of the computer’s chassis. While this is the least expensive packaging method, it leaves a lot to be desired when used in industrial applications….