News - Consortia and Working Groups
PICMG Physics Design Guide released
WAKEFIELD, MA. PICMG has released a Design Guide for physics instrumentation applications. The “Physics Design Guide for Clocks, Gates & Triggers in Instrumentation” is intended to extend the AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA (mTCA) specifications. ATCA and mTCA incorporate High Availability features important for “Big Physics” applications at High Energy Physics (HEP) installations.
CompactPCI Express Revision 2 released by PICMG, provides 4x bandwidth increase
WAKEFIELD, MA. The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) has announced Revision 2 of the CompactPCI Express specification. The revision adds a 5 Gbps transfer rate and 8 Gbps transfer rate PCI Express operation, providing a 4x increase in bandwidth while preserving complete backwards compatibility with preceding CompactPCI Express and CompactPCI products.
PICMG continues to upgrade CompactPCI family of specifications
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.
Chipkin Automation Systems Becomes A BACnet International's Silver Member
Chipkin Automation Systems has become a BACnet International silver member to enhance its BACnet enabled products.
6WIND Joins SPECTRUM Program from HP and Intel, Delivering High-Performance Networking Software for Telecommunications Infrastructure
As the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure, 6WIND enables the rapid deployment of its solutions by providing packages that have been validated on HP ProLiant servers utilizing Intel(r) Xeon(r) processors.
Emerson Network Power Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership for Next-Generation Network Solutions
Participation in industry organization enables tighter integration of critical embedded computing components for faster development of network platforms by OEMs deploying network intelligence technology
PICMG Enhances Hardware Platform Management (HPM) Specification to include LAN-attach Support for xTCA Management Controllers
The new specifications further improve the performance, robustness, high availability and serviceability of xTCA platforms by taking standardized advantage of existing in-shelf LANs for hardware platform management purposes.
Mercury Systems Joins Open Cloud Consortium
Will collaborate on cloud computing technologies in support of Big Data analytics projects
Avnet Embedded Introduces Open Compute Project Innovation Labs
Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the launch of its Open Compute Project (OCP) Innovation Labs. These OCP Innovation Labs will serve as both technology showcases and development labs for users, developers and partners to design, deliver and integrate cost-effective, power-efficient compute, storage and networking solutions. The lab will provide the OCP community with local and remote access to resources offering "hands-on" enablement of platform and configuration testing, hardware and software validation, performance tuning and community innovation. Avnet brings together the hardware, connectivity and technical support resources to assist developers with application creation.
Radisys and Polaris Networks successfully complete IOT; Radisys selects Polaris Networks' LTE EPC Emulators to Test its LTE Small Cell Solution
Polaris Networks, a global solutions provider for wireless technologies, announced today that Radisys(r), a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions, has selected the Polaris LTE EPC Emulators to test the Radisys small cell solution for functionality and performance.
Where does xTCA fit in SDN?
It’s widely known throughout the carrier world that there is an alarming trend in the ARPU, as well as cost per bit. This has driven a significant interest in the carrier world in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), which separates the control and data planes in network switches. At the first day of AdvancedTCA Summit 2012, many of the presentations – and much of the hall talk – was centered around OpenFlow, the preeminent SDN specification, and how it can/may be used in future carrier network architectures.
6WIND Joins Open Networking Foundation as Leading Commercial Supplier of High-Performance Data Plane Solutions for Software Defined Networks
6WINDGate Cloud Edition software solves data center performance bottlenecks, complementing hardware, software and system-level products from other ONF members