History of Embedded Control Solutions
Since 1976, Micro/sys has helped spread the use of
microprocessor technology into Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) systems, supplying embeddable computers
that can be turned into highly specific internal automation
systems across a broad variety of OEM product segments.
Using 8080A microprocessors at first, the company’s
initial products offered AC power control and timekeeping
functions. Peripheral control, systems expansion,
development systems, and I/O functions followed quickly,
along with integrated single board computers.
Micro/sys has embraced open system standards from
the beginning, as these standards offer our customers
the most flexibility, and assure competitive pricing.
Product offerings have included MULTIBUS, STD Bus,
VMEbus, PC/104, PC/104-Plus and EBX standards, and
company personnel have served on the Boards of a number
of embedded industry trade associations.
Today, Micro/sys offers a wide range of processor
choices, from cost effective 80C188-based computers
through Pentium-based powerhouses, and supporting
peripheral and I/O products.
Micro/sys is located in Montrose, California, about
12 miles north of Los Angeles.
The company’s mission is to provide OEM customers
with reliable, high quality internal control and connectivity
products that are integrated, easy to use, and incorporate
open standards wherever possible.
To be of benefit to an OEM customer, we believe our
products must be integrated, and upon receipt, must
be as close to “turnkey” as possible. Designers evaluating
our products as possible solutions to their automation
needs must be able to start development immediately.
In these days of high performance embedded systems
on small footprints, with a broad array of operating
systems available, this requires a “systems” mentality.
Micro/sys Application Engineers want to know how they
can best meet the needs of your unique system – operating
systems, programming languages, update rates, connectivity,
etc. We offer some operating systems pre-installed
on selected models, Board Support Packages for others,
and sometimes, good old verbal advice and referrals.
In addition to embedding increasing processor power,
such as Pentiums, Micro/sys has never lost sight of
the continuing need for simple, low cost OEM product
automation in many market segments. We continue to
offer the strongest line of embeddable controllers,
many based on the 80C188 processor, offering PC compatibility
at a low cost. In between is a strong offering of
386 and 486 models. Micro/sys believes in matching
the right processor to each application.