Joe Pavlat, Editorial Director
PICMG standards updates, improvements
Below are highlights from the current efforts of the PICMG technical community to update and improve a number of popular PICMG standards.
PICMG: Year in review
PICMG enjoyed a busy year with a number of technical subcommittees working on and releasing updates to existing specifications. Most of the work has been related to new revisions of popular technologies. 2016 will see a continuation of these efforts, a...
The little engine that could - and still does
While hard numbers are difficult to get, COM Express vendors who exhibited last year at Embedded World, the largest embedded board and system show on Earth, generally agreed that the market at that time, about 18 months ago, was in excess of 2 million units annually representing about $400 million in revenue. With the intense interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the push to make everything from appliances to automobiles to municipal transportation and power systems “smart” and connected to each other and the Internet, that number will surely increase dramatically.
CompactPCI Serial ascends to Revision 2, AdvancedTCA primed for Ethernet and IPv6 enhancements
CompactPCI Serial Revision 2 adds incremental features and capabilities to the standard, and AdvancedTCA 100G Ethernet improves capacity for the ATCA specification.
The COTS community evolves to meet the needs of CSPs, NFV, and SDN.
Big ideas for small places
For decades, modular embedded computer systems have been built using card cages, backplanes, and plug-in boards that perform a wide variety of functions. While it is less expensive to do something on a single board, if volumes are high and there is not...
The big Embedded World
The biggest show in the embedded space proves a vibrant platform for PICMG technologies.
AdvancedTCA - Evolution and beyond
After more than a decade of deployment in communications infrastructure applications, evolutionary enhancements to the AdvancedTCA (ATCA) standard are opening new market opportunities and providing the performance required for next-generation networks. The following outlines incremental enhancements that will be seen in the ATCA standard through 2020, and sheds light on PICMG's post-ATCA technology roadmap.
The times they are a-changin' ... still
Major moves in networking are prompting a new wave of PICMG technologies.
Why interoperability is important for open standards - and how to get it
What do we mean by an open standard? A thousand-page explanation could easily be written, but for the world of embedded computing it usually means a succinct definition of everything a vendor needs to know about building equipment (and writing software...
Improved specifications meet application demands
The summer of 2013 has, and will continue to see, PICMG release a rash of specifications that extend beyond general applications.
Open standards converge to close on new markets
Many open standards are now being successfully combined with others to create very powerful platforms that are taking less time and money to develop and deploy.