2023-01-04 - congatec

congatec Computer-on-Modules powered by 13th Gen Intel Core processors

congatec has launched COM-HPC and COM Express Computer-on-Modules based on the 13th Gen Intel Core processors in BGA assembly.

2022-11-09 - Brian Dipert

Building a personal workstation: Picking up the pieces

This engineer's gamble on an "open box" AMD high-end desktop PC microprocessor didn't pan out for his planned high-end desktop (HEDT) build.

2022-10-24 - USB Implementers Forum

USB-IF releases USB4 V2.0 specs

USB-IF has published the USB4 Version 2.0, a major update to enable USB 80Gbps performance over the USB Type-C cable and connector.

2022-07-12 - Brian Dipert

Dissecting a deceased Insteon power line modem

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Time and time again, irreparable system damage has been the fundamental motivation for a teardown, and a (dramatically) defunct Insteon power line modem has this engineer doing post-mortem analysis once again.

2021-09-01 - Brian Dipert

Building a PC: And then there were three

A looming birthday, coupled with pessimism that component prices would drop to reasonable levels any time soon, leads to the planning for yet another PC build.

2021-07-30 - Clientron

Retail transformation at the point of sale

Here's how Clientron was able to address Wanda Pet Group's need for a robust and future-proof point-of-sale (POS) system.

2021-06-24 - Brian Dipert

Computer-themed cases of obsolescence by design

These cases of obsolescence by design are all computer-themed; what real-life examples have you experienced lately?

2021-05-06 - Brian Dipert

Choosing the chipset and motherboard for a PC build

After choosing the CPUs for upcoming PC builds, this engineer turns his attention to their motherboards, and to the core logic contained on them.

2021-05-04 - Imen Baili

Learn the basics of instruction set architecture

Instruction set architecture is the link between a computer's software and hardware.

2021-04-26 - Brian Dipert

Building a PC with spare parts

This engineer is putting his collection of spare parts to use building systems based on Intel and AMD CPUs.