Redesigning OEM Products Using PC/104 ComputersIntel, Motorola, AMD and others continue to ship truckloads of low-end 16-bit CPU devices to OEM companies who use these devices to provide internal automation to their products. Quantities are even higher for 8-bit microcontroller chips to OEMs. So where are these CPUs being used, and what does this mean to the 16-bit and 32-bit PC/104 market?
Asignificant percentage of these chips continue to be used in proprietary "unified controller boards"—that is, customdesigned printed circuit boards that include CPU, memory, specialized application I/O circuitry and specific connectors that cable directly into the OEM's next higher assembly.
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