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High-energy physics: Controllers for X-ray laser accelerators
DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) - one of the world's leading particle-accelerator centers, conducting top-level international research into the fundamental relationships of matter - was tasked with finding a successor technology for its control and data-acquisition systems, which were based on VME and proprietary hardware, some of which was more than 30 years old. The main requirements: better signal quality, higher bandwidth, and support for several decades of operation, allowing for a phased migration in current installations.
Leveraging COM Express for medical equipment design
Modern-day medical applications have a wide spectrum of needs, from the demanding computing requirements of optical imaging technologies - such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical coherence tomography (OCT), X-ray computed tomography (CT), computed axial tomography (CAT) scans, and 3D ultrasounds - to the compact form factor and low power consumption necessary for mobile diagnostic equipment.
MicroTCA workshop at DESY - 2018
The 7th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research was held at DESY [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron] in Hamburg, Germany on December 5 and 6, 2018. The workshop was attended by 190 participants from more than 20 research facilities and more than 30 ...
Celebrating 25 years of PICMG
Welcome! PICMG is celebrating its 25th year with great momentum and many active committees. Since our founding, nine families of specifications and tens of thousands of successful collaborations have led to billions of dollars in products and solutions across a wide array of markets. We are poised to continue our efforts in solving embedded computing requirements through new and expanded open specifications.
Recent developments based on PICMG xTCA for Physics standards
The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.
CompactPCI Serial reaches out into space
Recently, the U.S.-based Internet service provider OneWeb ordered 900 satellites to provide additional global broadband. Knowing that this volume is more than half of the total 1,400 satellites already in orbit, and knowing that the cost for sending one into space is about $100 million, the industry needs to start thinking about new technologies that could help manage the mass of satellites that must be produced every year.
PICMG: A CTO's perspective
In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.
SHB Express still going strong - PICMG 1.3 application examples
PICMG got its start back in 1994 with the development of the first edge card computing industry standard: PICMG 1.0. Since then edge card computing has evolved to incorporate the latest PCI Express interface methodology and implementation standards in the SHB Express or PICMG 1.3 industry standard.
PICMG standards adoption growing in Asia, Europe with COM Express leading the way
Leaders of PICMG say that their standards continue to grow in adoption across the globe, with COM Express making huge inroads in Asia and Internet of Things (IoT) markets while CompactPCI Serial grows in acceptance in Europe.
2017 marks significant changes for PICMG
Last year ended with the loss of Joe Pavlat, who successfully led this organization for over 20 years. He worked with members to establish PICMG as a global leader in open standards for embedded computing. We are grateful for his service and will continue to build and improve the organization he helped found.
Enhance cooling on COM Express Type 7 server-on-modules
The processing demands in carrier-grade telecommunication infrastructures, server farms, and distributed Internet of Things (IoT) edge and fog server applications are increasing rapidly. The level of processing now needed is driving the development of a new generation of modular servers that are more powerful but smaller, and integrate more cores but consume less power per core.
PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers' Group (PICMG) Consortium Info
PICMG is a nonprofit consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high-performance telecommunications, military, industrial, and general-purpose embedded computing applications.