"It just doesn't go out of style." Is the blue blazer timeless? That's what I hear. What about PC/104? Absolutely. In the embedded market space, longevity is key. Embedded systems go through rigorous testing and qualification; the systems need to last. While new form factors and specifications sprout up continually, PC/104 is a solid, time-tested architecture that can be trusted in applications that require reliability, wide industry support, flexibility, and long-term sustainability. Systems built with the PC/104 stacking architecture are versatile. Based on their configuration, they can be tailored for any number of transportation, industrial, defense, mining, gaming, and aerospace needs.
As anyone in this business knows, there is no single embedded architecture that can serve all applications with appropriate solutions. Tradeoffs are abundant, and it is not even the industry that defines an architecture’s applicability; rather, that decision is made by the application and level of detail an OEM has time to consider.