Jessica Isquith, President of PICMG
COM-HPC: Limitless high-speed scalability
COM-HPC is the new, soon-to-be released PICMG standard for high-performance Computer-on-Modules (COMs). The pinout and therefore also the functionality were recently officially approved. Final PICMG ratification of the COM-HPC specification is scheduled for the first half of 2020; in the meantime, the PICMG subcommittee already approved two key aspects in November 2019: the physical footprints [...]
News, specifications updates, and more
Welcome to the newest issue of PICMG Systems and Technology. In this issue you will learn about COM-HPC from leading members of the committee, get a detailed update on our IIoT initiatives, and find articles about MicroTCA and CompactPCI serial applications. The PICMG organization enters 2020 with significant energy after a productive 2019, with more [...]
Celebrating 25 years of PICMG
Welcome! PICMG is celebrating its 25th year with great momentum and many active committees. Since our founding, nine families of specifications and tens of thousands of successful collaborations have led to billions of dollars in products and solutions across a wide array of markets. We are poised to continue our efforts in solving embedded computing requirements through new and expanded open specifications.
Collaboration enables innovation
"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
COM and IIoT market growth aligns with PICMG initiatives
The Computer on Module (COM) market is expected to grow significantly over the next five-plus years, according to multiple market research studies. Within the COM market, COM Express is the recognized leader, with its strongest areas of growth being IIoT [industrial Internet of Things] and adoption in rugged environments, including drones, military, and transportation.
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.
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.
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.