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CommAgility Announces Acquisition by Wireless Telecom Group
Loughborough, UK - 21st February 2017
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.
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.
PICMG COM Express Type 7 includes 10 GbE
A new COM Express specification developed by the PICMG is soon to be released. One of the upcoming major advancements is the COM Express Type 7 pinout, supporting up to four 10 GbE-KR interfaces, making it ideally suited for the new edge node servers required by Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.
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.
This popular standard continues to be updated as improvements and changes to silicon continue. The subcommittee has been focused on support for four 10 G KR interfaces with a new Type 7 pinout. Discussions have revolved around the total number of signals to support the 10 G channels, including interfaces for PHY configuration, LEDs, and [...]
Hardware Platform Management
The Hardware Platform Management (HPM) subcommittee started work in January 2015 with a focus on enabling the PICMG HPM layer for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). See the article “Adding IoT friendliness to AdvancedTCA and related specifications” in the Winter 2015 issue of PICMG Systems and Technology for background on the history and importance of [...]
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 [...]
LTE and Bluetooth in-device coexistence with WLAN
Modern mobile phones can support cellular and noncellular wireless communications standards at the same time. This means, however, that the subsystems must operate in very close proximity to each other within a single device (in-device coexistence). The resulting high level of reciprocal leakage can at times cause considerable interference. This application note employs preliminary theoretical analysis and demonstrates how the problems of in-device coexistence can be measured. Exemplary, the effects of LTE and Bluetooth(r) traffic on the WLAN performance of a commercially available smartphone are examined. These examples will also enable the reader to design tests for complementary scenarios.
Giada Launches the Super-Compact i80 High-Performance PC
Giada Technology, the industry leader in embedded systems and expert in server technology, today officially announced the release of the i80 high-performance super-compact PC. The i80 embodies the core principles of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) concept, offering great power, connectivity and adaptability, but with a tiny footprint.