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Summer ended with sad news for our OpenSystems Media family when we learned our friend and co-worker, Joe Pavlat, Editorial Director of PICMG Technologies magazine, passed away suddenly at his home in Grass Valley, California. He was only 63 years old.
My first day of work in the embedded computing space came the day after the Super Bowl in 2011. I had about as much knowledge of the high-tech industry as your casual commuter who catches a news snippet on one of the big five tech companies while buying their morning coffee, and frankly didn’t think [...]
The Physics community that developed ATCA 3.8 rear transition module (RTM) extension and MTCA.4 with µRTM is very close to issuing a set of new hardware extensions, called MTCA.4.1, which introduce an additional rear backplane to support both precision analog and digital functions. The backplane supports ancillary rear power modules that can deliver positive and [...]
CompactPCI, first adopted as an open industry standard in 1995, is a very popular standard for a implementing a wide range of communications, industrial automation, instrumentation, and military and aerospace applications. It uses the proven Eurocard 3U and 6U mechanical standards and can be convection or conduction cooled. CompactPCI Express, first introduced in 2005, added PCI Express signaling capability across the backplane while maintaining backwards compatibility with earlier versions of CompactPCI. CompactPCI Express is popular in the same applications as original CompactPCI, and provides higher performance with little or no increase in cost.