Once we talk of computers, topics usually change from desktops, laptops and notebooks. Sometimes, our ideas and discussions about computers seem to take a long time. However, we rarely hear discuss single board computers. We may not be knowledgeable about the term, though most of us used single board computer sooner or later.

Only one board computer can be a complete computer that stands on a single circuit board. It is a circuit board containing all the components to produce a complete computer, such as the processor, memory (RAM), I/O, processor clock and audio and video interfaces. Single board computers may be used as stand-alone units, embedded units or backplane units.

Today, single board information technology finds wide used in industrial processes. These small-form factor computers are often found in industrial machines in the rack-mount format that performs complex processes.

Single board computers are available in other applications. Cell phones, fax and copy machines, scanners as well as other electronic products that utilize computer technology are outfitted with embedded single board computers. Laptops, specially the older ones, are basically single board computers.

Many home electronic products, especially people who can speak with your personal computer or other electronic products, utilize embedded single board computers. Not surprisingly trend work from home electronics, single board computers don’t fully dominate laptop computer world because of some disadvantages.

However, single board computers may have advantages over other sorts of computers. Using the components built on a single board, the manufacturing cost of single board computers is less in comparison with multiboard computers. The only real board design helps it be more reliable because the requirement of problematic connectors is eliminated. With technology, the skills of single board computers can further be improved, while its measurements are further reduced.