The Advantech Mobile Computing team offers industrial grade mobile computing devices
including: Industrial Tablet PCs and In-Vehicle Computers for MRM (Mobile Resource
Management). With expertise and experience in Design & Manufacturing Services
(DMS), the Mobile computing team provides high quality and high performance solutions
for design-in oriented Key Accounts. Target markets include Manufacturing, Field
Service, Retail, Public Safety, Transportation, Utility & Energy, Military,
and Warehouse & Logistics.
Truly Rugged Design
Drop, Shock & Vibration
Advantech Mobile Computing performs drop tests that comply with MIL-STD-810G environmental
testing; random vibration tests that comply with IEC60068-2-64 environmental testing,
and bump tests that meet IEC60068-2-29. With simulation of real-world shock pulses
and impact energy levels, Advantech Mobile Computing can systematically test and
optimize product design and real usage cases.
Random Vibration Test for X/Y- axis
Random Vibration Test for Z- axis
Wide Temperature Range Operation
Products for industrial, in-vehicle, or outdoor applications have special demands.
Advantech’s rugged design considers extreme environmental conditions – operation
in high or low temperatures, thermal shock, high humidity, electromagnetic disturbances
and low-temperature startups.
Water & Dust Resistance
Advantech Mobile Computing ensures products are certified water-resistant and dust-proof.
We establish water and dust resistance, custom IP grade according to customer requirements.
Advantech Mobile Computing has the ability to integrate a broad range of peripherals
in mobile devices to fulfill different industrial applications, such as Barcode
reader, NFC reader, MSR, Finger Printer, and so on.
Thin and Lightweight
Advantech Mobile Computing challenges itself to realize super thin, lightweight
designs, push the limits to transcend industry models.
Industrial Grade Display Solution
Advantech has in-house supplies of optical bounding. These solutions reduce the
reflection rate to under 0.2%, with no shadowing effect and high transmittance >
Optical Bounding Technology
Optical Bounding Performance
High Brightness Enhancement
Advantech Mobile Computing ‘s high brightness display solutions improve contrast
ratio and enhance color saturation, yet with low power consumption and low temperature
on panel surface (CTF). They also feature high uniformity (90%): up to 1,500 ~ 2,000
Advantech has in-house sunlight readable displays. These sunlight readable solutions
reduce the reflection rate by 2%, and improve contrast ratio by 10%. Advantech mobile
computing provides better color saturation in outdoor applications, without increases
in power or heat.
Power Management Design
Smart Power Management API
Advantech has iManager API for smart power management. The hardware protection feature
is based on thermal reduction with CPU throttling technology. iManager ‘s “CPU Throttling”
intelligently controls CPU core frequency to manage power efficiently.
Hot Swappable Battery
Advantech has design know-how in hot-swappable battery schemes and mechanisms; batteries
may be changed easily without interrupting ongoing jobs, which enables non-stop
In-house Antenna Design
Advantech’s antenna team has decades of experience in the design and fine tuning
of RF signal performance, and in reducing interference for multiple RF bands. Also,
Advantech has its own antenna engraving and production equipment for convenient
prototyping and antenna performance verification in the product development stage.
PCB & PIFA Antennas
Antenna Engraving Machine
RF Module Integration(BT/Wi-Fi/3G/LTE/RFID/NFC)
Advantech Mobile Computing provides seamless communications, with capability for
RF module integration, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE, RFID, NFC, and so on.
Integration service covers quality and performance tuning, complying with regional/
national regulations and meeting carrier certification requirements.
Multiple Platform Provider
Intel® Embedded Primer Member
Advantech is one of the worldwide Intel® ECA premier members. ECA premier members
enjoy Intel’s dedicated support and early access to platforms for embedded computing
and communications, which gives Advantech access to the latest technology and applications.
Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Gold Partner
Advantech has been named by Microsoft® as an Embedded Gold Partner in Taiwan, Korea,
and China. This partnership authorizes Advantech to provide Microsoft® Windows®
Embedded software products either alone, or together with our embedded hardware
Advantech develops RISC-based Industrial Tablet PCs based on the ARM processor and
Cortex technologies (Freescale/ TI/ nVidia). Together with RISC Design Support Services,
we provide a streamlined design process and help customers rapidly bring their concepts
Open Source OS
Open Source OS (Linux & Android) on both x86 & RISC platforms are also in
the Advantech Mobile Computing portfolio, and fulfill customer demands for different
vertical applications. Advantech Mobile Computing focuses on Kernel Driver/bootloader
and framework integration. We also build in SUSI Access for vertical applications
based on Linux QT framework. We support Linux BSP so customers can develop software
for specific applications.
Advantech Mobile Computing product design concepts are based on technical feasibility
projections: ID designs that consider market attribute mapping, the human factor,
ergonomics and user scenarios. We develop technical designs based on thermal simulation
results and careful consideration of component characteristics.
Platform Studies / Key Component Comparison
Human Factor Analysis /
Ergonomics Analysis /
Advantech Mobile Computing has a dedicated PCB simulation team that does board simulations
for Power Integrity/Signal Integrity and pre-sim/post-sim. The antenna team evaluates
suitable antenna types for mobile computing devices, and leads antenna prototype
sample creation. Board level EMI/ESD simulation is implemented in the early stages
of product development.
Signal Integrity Simulation
Power Integrity Simulation
Vertical Application Development
Advantech Mobile Computing provides specific applications for different vertical
markets. Peripheral and software integration and applications are developed according
to customer requirements and for diverse user scenarios.
Peripheral Integration, e.g., Barcode reader for warehouses and logistics
e.g., GPS/WWAN for field service, utility, energy, and transportation
e.g., Wide temperature display solution for manufacturing
e.g., In-vehicle application library for MRM market
Advantech Mobile Computing’s system integration includes 3D ME drawing design, rendering/mockup
making, board thermal simulation, airflow simulation and system thermal simulation.
Each product’s system integration must be validated by R&D and QA.
SW Integration ( EC / BIOS / OS / Application )
( 2D / 3D / Mockup )
( Heat sink / Heater skin )
( Charging cradle, Braces, Carrying bag )
Industrial Grade Validation
Advantech Mobile Computing’s industrial grade validation must pass reliability tests,
compatibility tests, functional tests and environmental tests. Different product
features are tested carefully, corresponding to various environmental and military
standard test criteria.