Farnell offers the latest cutting-edge industrial embedded computers designed for use in today's most demanding industrial IoT and edge computing environments.

To give you peace of mind, our industrial computers help reduce downtime and prevent failures. Embedded computers from industry-leading suppliers are available in a variety of form factors that are ideal for space-constrained implementations and are engineered for performance and reliability.

Why industrial embedded computers?

The rise of the Internet of Things has been aided by the proliferation of industrial embedded computers, as well as a proliferation of sensors and other connected technology (IoT).

The Internet of Things brings with it unprecedented opportunities for businesses and communities. Industrial computers provide processing power as well as a wide range of I/O options for connecting machines, sensors, and other devices. An industrial computer can collect, process, and share data from nearly anywhere by leveraging the power of the cloud and wireless connectivity.

They can be found in nearly every industry, including energy, healthcare, and manufacturing. With sensors and computers used throughout a community and a business, an IT failure could have serious consequences. Downtime, even if only for a short period of time, can be disastrous in many situations. To meet the demands of the IoT, they are designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rugged for harsh environments
Rugged for harsh environments
Extensive connectivity & I/O options
Multiple connectivity
Compact form factors
Compact form factors
Compliance and support
Compliance and support
Long time availability
Long time availability
Extensive connectivity & I/O options
Extended IOs

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

The power of Raspberry Pi 4 in a compact form factor designed for embedded applications.

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 incorporates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor, dual video output, and a wide selection of other interfaces. Available in 32 variants, with a range of RAM and eMMC Flash options, and with or without wireless connectivity.

Key features include a high-performance 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-display support at resolutions up to 4K, hardware video decode at up to 4Kp60, up to 8GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, dual camera interfaces, and PCIe Gen 2 x1 interface. The optional dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0 have modular compliance certification.

This allows the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market. Either the onboard antenna or an external antenna kit can be used.

Raspberry Pi RP2040

Whether you have a Raspberry Pi Pico or another RP2040-based microcontroller board, everything you need to get started is here.

You'll find support for getting started with C/C++ or MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, and links to resources for other boards that use RP2040. There are also links to the technical documentation for both the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller board and our RP2040 microcontroller chip.

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We reached out to our global customer base with an IoT survey between September 2020 and December 2020. We got 2,095 completed questionnaires, primarily from engineers of IoT solutions, in 60 countries. Here are the results.

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