When ratified and adopted, COM-HPC will address IIoT, edge computing, and power-/memory-intensive applications
The final PICMG ratification of the COM-HPC specification is scheduled for the first half of 2020. In the meantime, PICMG Systems & Technology has convened a brief roundtable discussion on the upcoming standard’s key technical challenges, the benefits of designing in COM-HPC, and the applications COM-HPC is most suited for. The participants are Christian Eder, [...]
Open standards for the railway computing market
Products that are based on standards make our lives easier. They standardize how we implement solutions in diverse applications, providing us with assurance that the solutions are sustainable and will therefore prevail for many years to come. Developed as open standards, their use and re-use is not restricted in any way. The advantages for users [...]
Open technologies, open markets: The value of standards participation
In today’s embedded market, opportunities for new technologies have become a necessity. From more adept design-in solutions to entirely new bleeding-edge technologies, embedded systems thrive on “new.” One of the biggest vehicles driving the development of new technologies are standard development organizations, or SDOs. Many of these groups are considered to be “open.”What does this [...]
100GBASE-KR4 (yes, 100) powers the next iteration of AdvancedTCA
Amidst unrelenting bandwidth challenges, operators are continually in search of core infrastructure upgrades that can economically increase network capacity. In response, PICMG member companies have been working to apply 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) backplane technology to AdvancedTCA (ATCA) systems since the release of the IEEE 802.3bj-2014 standard in June, and are already seeing results. Doug Sandy, CTO of Embedded Computing at Artesyn Embedded Technologies, discusses the development of a 100G ATCA-based platform and plans to advance a 100 Gb ATCA specification.
xTCA ecosystem reacts to technology, market shifts while COM Express emerges as SFF workhorse
In the fast-paced world of communications, technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are ushering in a new networking paradigm. As these software-based solutions begin to take hold, the hardware architectures that will support them are jockeying for market share, with mixed projections for AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA (mTCA) growth over the next five years. Meanwhile, COM Express continues to surge in the ever-growing small form factor (SFF) market.
PICMG then and now - A story of responding to customer needs
For the past 20 years, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) has been developing standards that enable industrial computing customers to deploy the latest technology while taking advantage of time-to-market and hardware cross-compatibility inherent in open standards. This article explores the early days of PICMG and how the organization continues to evolve to meet the needs of industrial customers deploying technology in a wide range of applications.
Upcoming AdvancedTCA Base Extensions specification benefits current and future systems - including for cloud
The AdvancedTCA (ATCA) Base Extensions (PICMG 3.7) specification supports larger systems with the horsepower to handle deployment in cloud and datacenter applications, while also emphasizing compatibility with original AdvancedTCA (PICMG 3.0) platforms and boards. In addition to extended blade and shelf area, PICMG 3.7 includes enhanced Hardware Platform Management (HPM) capabilities, such as a complete description of the system power geography, much of which can be integrated into existing ATCA systems.
Mixed projections for AdvancedTCA as new networks take hold
Analysts from IHS Global Research and VDC Research weigh in on the effect that technologies like Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will have on the market position of AdvancedTCA (ATCA).
AdvancedTCA lays groundwork for Iridium NEXT
Interview with Hermon Pon, Iridium Communications, and Michael Lohman, Hughes Network Systems
Selecting CompactPCI Serial for creating modular embedded computing systems
CompactPCI Serial (PICMG CPCI.S-0) has emerged as a next-generation serial architecture capable of the performance of competing technologies at a fraction of the cost.
Interest in xTCA rising at CERN as experiments plan for DAQ upgrade
High-Energy Physics research facilities are gearing up for the next generation of Data Acquisition (DAQ) equipment, and xTCA platforms are accelerating into the picture.
xTCA markets and specs on the far side of the Maya calendar
The xTCA family of specifications is looking to extend its reach beyond telecommunications markets in 2013.