Industrial Motherboards – The Power Within

Nov 26, 2012 | Engineering

The motherboard is perhaps the most important segment of a computer, besides the processor, all of which combine together to form the central processing unit (CPU) carefully fitted inside a cabinet. Also known variably as a main board or a system board, the motherboard is a complex setup of various chips, the processor, main memory, graphic card, and other peripherals over a printed circuit board. Since it is the motherboard that primarily infuses life into a computer, it is highly important that a motherboard be of sufficient power to withstand the wear and tear that a computer may be exposed to at the hands of its users.

Motherboards come with varied versions of chipsets in an increasing power pattern to fit in the compatibility mode with the processors, which in turn arrive in varying power patterns. Home computers generally have motherboards with low or medium power ranges since they are not continuously worked upon. Office computers, on the other hand, go through all the rigours of maximum application at the hand of multiple users, thereby calling in the assistance of specialised ingredients. In such cases, industrial motherboards are used in the industrial computers to sustain their consistent application to long hours, beyond the capacity of ordinary motherboards. These types of motherboards are created with precision to offer quality and durability in their performance and endure harsh industrial environments.

With the coming of age in the world of technology that clearly highlights the ground breaking success of mobilism and its various benefits, the computer industry too was swept away by its huge potential. And as mobile computing started soaring higher into newer horizons of popularity, makers of notebooks and handheld/mobile computing devices looked for more ways to arm their products with better features and greater abilities. This, in turn led to the improvement of such devices with compatible components that were equipped with more power for better performance. The application of the latest industrial motherboards on specialised notebooks/laptops for long hours of professional work was one of them. The motherboards used on laptops are, however different from those used on computers, and are miniaturised in size and design. That's one of the reasons why laptops cannot be upgraded to a great deal.

Industrial boards have really set the ball rolling for the vast number of companies that employ computers for their business needs. And capitalising on this trend is the growing number of firms who have made their presence known in the embedded computing sector.

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Corvalent
Corvalent manufactures long-life, rugged computing systems at the heart of OEM systems and devices, including revision- and document-controlled industrial motherboards, single board computers and embedded controllers. Serving industrial customers since 1993, Corvalent offers custom materials planning and advisory services; real-time engineering to address any technology or platform; modification of COTS or standards-based solutions for unique, mission critical applications; and elite, white glove technical support.

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