Reliable and secure wireless technology for IoT

2 September 2019 Reliable and secure wireless technology for IoT   IoT is a great solution for industrial applications where there are devices installed in the field, in buildings, lights or in the streets. These devices need monitoring and managing, gone are the days of routine check on…

Choosing a TFT LCD Display Module

3 June 2019 Choosing a TFT LCD Display Module The TFT display is now the de-facto standard for most applications so how do you choose which is the right display for your application? There are a number of questions to be asked and many factors to be considered…

Intel's New 8th Gen chips are coming

9 January 2018     Intel has announced its 8th gen processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. The chipmaker has also revealed that 2-in-1s from Dell and HP as well as NUC Intel will be launched with the new processor. The new 8th Gen Intel Core processor…

AMD's Ryzen 7 Are they any good?

8 March 2017 AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs reviewed Ryzen up, back on the street Way, way back in the dark ages, I put together my first PC in my bedroom. I picked out a Core 2 Duo E6400 and a proper…

Processor families and release dates

18 January 2017 Intel has a release cycle for its processors, below is a summary of the chips available now and in the future. Current desktop processors                 Current Mobile Atom Processors Sandy Bridge Bay Trail (Available) Haswell Braswell (Available) Broadwell (Available) Apollo Lake…

Intel's Core i7-3960X SandyBridge processor

17 November 2016 The SandyBridge (Intel's Core i7-3960X processor) chip. The chip Sandy Bridge-E is one formidable hunk of silicon. Natively, it includes a total of eight CPU cores capable of tracking 16 threads via Hyper-Threading, 20MB of L3 cache, quad channels of DDR3 memory, and 40 lanes…

Computer Hardware Chart

17 November 2016 If like me you like to tinker with PC's, and like to build your own, then take a look at this chart to help you decide what bits you should consider.  

Windows Support Cycles

16 November 2016 Microsoft likes to stop support of it's operating systems on a regular basis to force you to upgrade. Below is a list of some of the common operating systems out there and when support will stop. The one to watch is Windows 7, support for…

Why choose a 4,5 or 8 wire resistive touch?

30 September 2016 Resistive touchscreens are characterized by the use of two flexible sheets of material (usually made of glass or film) that are coated with a resistive material and separated by air or microdots. When you press against the front of a resistive touchscreen, the two sheets…

So you need a tablet for an industrial application, should you buy an Apple or Samsung?

23 August 2016   So you need a way to capture data in the field, you need a mobile device running Windows or Android for data capture and monitoring. Many people faced with this requirement immediately look at consumer grade standard tablet Computers. Standard Tablet Computer (STC) such…

KABY Lake rumors and release dates

18 August 2016   Kaby Lake Intel Core processor: 7th-gen CPU news, rumors and release date   Intel showed off a glimpse of what its latest chips are capable of during its IDF 2016 keynote, but not much else so far. Read on to learn more about that…

RDS Announces NLT's New 15.6-inch WXGA LCD Panels

30 July 2016 RDS Announces NLT's New 15.6-inch WXGA LCD Panels