Choosing Hardware Computing Platforms..Simplified


“Computing platform” word is a ubiquitous word in the technology arena, with wide coverage that includes hardware, software, services etc. in its realm. Technocrats use it in various perspectives and link it to above mentioned and various other IT technologies, but one thing that’s common across all the usages is that the “computing platform” forms the core of the product.

The scope of this article is to sneak-peek and compare various hardware computing platforms, so that the reader can consider choosing the right hardware computing platform for its computing needs.

Hardware computing platform comparison

Though there are various types of the hardware computing platform as part of this article, we would limit ourselves in comparing only four major categories (Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, Digital Signal processors (DSP) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)) that form bulk of the hardware computing platforms, prevalent in the embedded systems, IoT and process control industry.

While comparing these prominent hardware computing platforms, crucial parameters of each of the computing platform are considered for insights.


Naresh Kumar Rana is an Embedded Systems, IoT and Robotics enthusiast current working at Nagarro Software.



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