Choosing Serial I/O for Control Networks

  ARTICLE BY EARLE FOSTER (As appeared in January 2003 Electronic Products Magazine) As the march to improve factory-floor productivity using the latest computer technology continues, the need to reliably communicate with the devices that provide low-level control and monitoring functions cannot be overlooked. The interface to these devices is commonly serial, often resulting in […]

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COM Express Benefits Extend Beyond Carrier Boards

  Article by Greg Harrison and Earle Foster(Reprinted from RTC Magazine, October 2014) Many backplane standards are available that offer varying electrical and mechanical features, but custom systems can also benefit from a backplane architecture. COM Express, a popular implementation of Computer on Module (COM), offers a powerful processing platform with several bus connectivity options […]

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COM Express Carrier Board Solutions

  Article by Earle Foster (Reprinted from Military Embedded Systems, October 2011) Military system designers often struggle with finding COTS technologies that can meet critical application requirements. Custom designs almost always offer the best opportunity to create an optimized design, but time to market and design costs can be prohibitive. A hybrid architecture using a […]

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Control Design SeaPAC Product Exclusive

  Flat-Panel Computers Pack Power (As appeared in June 2006 Control Design Magazine) In this Product Exclusive for CONTROL DESIGN, Sealevel Systems has introduced a family of touchscreen flat-panel computers designed to operate over a wide temperature range without fans or other moving parts. Application density, to coin a term, is increasing. Manufacturers in nearly […]

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Defense Tech Briefs ACC-188 Article

  Article by Earle Foster (Reprinted from Defense Tech Briefs, February 2010) The ACC-188 USB synchronous serial radio adapter (Item# 9065) and free software from DISA enables tactical radios with the capability to transmit and receive IP data such as email, text messages, GPS maps, images, coordinates, and other communications. The system is nonproprietary and […]

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Getting Off The Bus To Expand I/O

  Article by Earle Foster (As appeared in PC/104 and Small Form Factors Resource Guide 2007) I/O choices for small form factor SBCs are diminishing and in some cases becoming problematic. This is especially true for solutions locked into a legacy ISA bus. A new approach using several interfaces – serial, Ethernet, and USB – […]

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MIL-STD-1553 IP Cores Challenge Traditional IC Implementation

  ARTICLE BY MARC FOSTER(As appeared in Feb/Mar 2014 Military Embedded Systems Magazine) Forty years since its release, MIL-STD-1553 is evolving from traditional Integrated Circuits (ICs) to Intellectual Property (IP) cores integrated with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The advantages of IP core implementation include cost reduction, the ability to upgrade and adapt a design […]

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Renaissance Man | Tom O’Hanlan’s Interests Cover Tree Farms To Computer Parts

  Sealevel founder and CEO Tom O’Hanlan is featured in the Sunday, August 3, 2014, Entrepreneurs section of The Greenville News, which you can access at greenvilleonline.com Tom O’Hanlan has done everything from woodworking to designing and building computer components for the space shuttle. O’Hanlan, the CEO of Sealevel Systems Inc. in Liberty, is also […]

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Sealevel Adapting to the Military

  Article by Liz Segrist (Appeared in November 7, 2011 issue of GSA Business) Sealevel Systems Inc. of Liberty recently expanded to support its new contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and a defense company – the largest contracts in the company’s 25-year history. Download the pdf and read the full article below.  

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Tom O’Hanlan Featured in Entrepreneurial Magazine

  As appeared in March, 2013 Behind the Counter Magazine Sealevel founder and CEO Tom O’Hanlan is featured in the 2013 issue of Behind the Counter. The publication, which is part of the Community Journals family, focuses on local entrepreneurs. Check out page 34 to learn more about Tom’s career, community involvement and his advice […]

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