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Single Board Computer or Industrial PC?

The VM2 is an Embedded Controller and may be considered similar to an Industrial PC or a Single Board Computer.

Micro-Robotics' microcontrollers have several advantages over Industrial PCs and Single Board Computers in many applications:

  • They are designed from the bottom up for control applications rather than inheriting desktop machine's physical architecture and operating systems
  • They start up much faster - The VM2 is running your code less than 250 milli seconds after power on
  • They consume a lot less power - often less than 10% - making them suitable for battery powered and handheld applications
  • They have better EMC performance: less emitted EM noise, less suscepability to EM noise