The main focus lately naturally has been the production and delivery of process machinery not to lose customers. The difficulties in getting access to components and the increasing prices have turned the situation into quite a problem. Now a replacement of the existing embedded computer is desperately needed to continue production and delivery to customers.
Hectronic presented a project with an aggressive schedule to develop, industrialize and begin shipment of a replacement to the obsolete computer board. The suggested new board was based on an existing processor platform design (Schematics, PCB layout, bill of materials, BIOS and firmware) with CPU, chipset and memory. The platform was already in use both in a CPU module offered as a standard product and on a couple of custom computer boards.
Reuse of building blocks (such as the processor platform design) is an important part of Hectronic’s business model. Furthermore the suggested project included building blocks from Hectronic’s libraries such as power supply circuitry, I/O interface and graphics.