A dozen people sit around a large conference-room table. A few have visitor’s badges. Everyone has a smart device of some sort. Many have engineering notebooks and pens. Business cards have been cordially exchanged, and cups of coffee are still too hot to drink. In the middle of the table sits an assortment of printed circuit board assemblies.
“So, what are they?” asks one engineer, itching to get back to the lab.
“Well … they’re the solution you’d have spent the next six months designing from scratch. But they’re ready now.”
[clearly interested] “OK. Tell me more.”
We spend the next half-hour showcasing the latest in PC/104 to a group representing all levels of design and procurement. The PC/104 form factor is robust. The manufacturers are many, and the ecosystem is strong. PC/104 has been around a long time, and for this group that’s a good thing. It’s established. It’s proven. It has industry support and it continues to innovate.