AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, AdvancedMC, Hardware Platform Management (HPM)
PICMG standards key to embedded computing industry
The annual PICMG resource guide showcases how important PICMG [PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group] standards have been and continue to be to the embedded computing industry. It represents all of the group's standards and reflects the multitude of offerings showcased at this year's Embedded World show in Nuremburg, Germany.
Seeking a unified hardware approach for IIoT control
Although the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged in every market segment, its implementation varies widely. In the Industrial IoT (IIoT), for example, a much more robust, reliable set of technologies is required than in the consumer world. Here, technology standards organizations will play an important role in ensuring that safety-critical IIoT systems can be developed at the lowest cost, fastest time to market, and minimize the low-level software engineering burden.
COM Express hot among military electronics users while CompactPCI levels off
PICMG standards such as CompactPCI have been leveraged for years in aerospace and defense applications such as communications, avionics, and satellites. Today, the fastest growing standard from the PICMG experts is COM Express, thanks to its flexibility and reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) characteristics.
Collaboration equals innovation
What continues to make PICMG successful as a standards body is our community of members and your collaboration in pursuit of innovation. As officers of PICMG, our mission is to shepherd and encourage that collaboration, making sure that the process moves along and that member voices are heard. The standard development process within PICMG is flexible - members can prepare pre-work of a potential standard before coming to PICMG (CompactPCI was introduced this way) or develop them within open committees under the aegis of PICMG. It's all about collaboration. The value of open standards adoption is that it helps the industry by enabling interoperability, multivendor solutions, flexibility, and reduced time to market for end users.
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PICMG Releases New Overview Brochure
PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open specifications, has announced a new 8-page overview brochure that provides a quick overview of the organization's goals, achievements, specifications, and more. PICMG open standards are used in a wide range of high performance industrial, military/aerospace, telecommunications, test/measurement, medical, and general purpose embedded computing applications.
LinkedHope Released A XMC Graphics & Image Processing Board Based on AMD Radeon E8860
July 24th, 2017, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope launched a China local-designed, local-manufactured XMC processor board, named XM61001.
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.
ATCA and its hardware platform management at 15 years: How can I use them now?
The ATCA [advanced telecommunications computing architecture] standard was adopted at the end of 2002; since that time, billions of dollars of ATCA-based products have shipped worldwide. The bulk of those products have gone into demanding high-end telecom applications worldwide, but there are numerous other applications that can benefit from the proven architectural strengths of ATCA.