Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Embedded Applications and Computers

What is an embedded computer? Simply, it is a computer that is designed for specific functions and is usually installed as the "brain" of a mechanical device. Think of an auto manufacturing plant, filled with robotic arms and devices that are repeatedly performing the same pre-programmed function.

Lacking the sort of flexibility inherent in a personal computer or laptop, the computer is limited to what it can do, and its functions are 100% customized.

Many industries may need embedded single board computers for many different reasons. The industrial-military complex uses these types of computers quite often, though specifics of what these computers can do is usually kept top secret.

Fastwel is a world-renowned manufacturer of custom computers and prides themselves on educating their clients on the possibilities and benefits of embedded applications. For more information on this technology, visit: