PICMG: Year in review
PICMG enjoyed a busy year with a number of technical subcommittees working on and releasing updates to existing specifications. Most of the work has been related to new revisions of popular technologies. 2016 will see a continuation of these efforts, a...
The little engine that could - and still does
While hard numbers are difficult to get, COM Express vendors who exhibited last year at Embedded World, the largest embedded board and system show on Earth, generally agreed that the market at that time, about 18 months ago, was in excess of 2 million units annually representing about $400 million in revenue. With the intense interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the push to make everything from appliances to automobiles to municipal transportation and power systems “smart” and connected to each other and the Internet, that number will surely increase dramatically.
The COTS community evolves to meet the needs of CSPs, NFV, and SDN.
Big ideas for small places
For decades, modular embedded computer systems have been built using card cages, backplanes, and plug-in boards that perform a wide variety of functions. While it is less expensive to do something on a single board, if volumes are high and there is not...
Changing hands: How acquisitions (really) affect embedded computing companies
Amidst news of Google selling Motorola Mobility for a fraction of its 2011 purchase price, other transactions involving the former tech giant are impacting embedded computing as well. Last August, private investment firm Platinum Equity purchased a 51 ...
The times they are a-changin' ... still
Major moves in networking are prompting a new wave of PICMG technologies.
Why interoperability is important for open standards - and how to get it
What do we mean by an open standard? A thousand-page explanation could easily be written, but for the world of embedded computing it usually means a succinct definition of everything a vendor needs to know about building equipment (and writing software...
Improved specifications meet application demands
The summer of 2013 has, and will continue to see, PICMG release a rash of specifications that extend beyond general applications.
Open standards converge to close on new markets
Many open standards are now being successfully combined with others to create very powerful platforms that are taking less time and money to develop and deploy.
Open and shut
Do you need interoperability testing to get the most out of your open standards platforms? Yes. It's an open and shut case.
Cosmic CompactPCI and a crossroads in the AdvancedTCA roadmap
CompactPCI SBCs find a home in the Mars Rover, while 40G AdvancedTCA raises questions about what's next.
HPM and managing the "9s"
As High Availability (HA) systems go, efficient management middleware is must for retaining all five (or six) 9s of service.