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PICMG

(PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) An industry consortium that develops specifications for backplanes and interconnects for electronic equipment in the industrial and telecom fields. PICMG defines the electrical and mechanical specifications for these hardware platforms, not the protocols used to transport signals over them. Founded in 1994, the PICMG acronym later became the official name of the organization.

PICMG's first specification was a PCI card and backplane that extended the PCI bus, only just appearing inside desktop PCs at that time, to the industrial world. It subsequently developed CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA and other technologies. For more information, visit www.picmg.org. See PCI-SIG, CompactPCI and AdvancedTCA.
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With its robust policies and procedures, PICMG was the natural place to land CP-TA's final deliverables and continue our important work.
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Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (RAND) licensing for claims in 3M's patents and patent applications that are necessary to implement the new PICMG 2.
The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group has selected 3M's recently introduced Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector for the upcoming PICMG 2.
Work within PICMG to provide an even more robust MicroTCA platform continues, with members working on a hardened, conduction-cooled version of MicroTCA that is intended for use in military and aerospace applications.
This special relationship of physics with PICMG aims to create xTCA features to serve the new generation of intelligent, highly available large-scale physics systems, along with strong industrial support.
PICMG is unveiling this new initiative to extend the capabilities of AdvancedTCA for use beyond the Central Office, including network data centers applications," said Joe Pavlat, president of PICMG.
The COM Express Design Guide is available for free download from the PICMG website at http://www.
When used with the latest COM Express specification and the Module vendors' product manuals, the design guide will greatly simplify design effort and help improve the interoperability of a customer's unique carrier board with a vast majority of computer modules available from various PICMG members," stated Jeff Munch, Chief Technology Officer with Adlink and Chairman of PICMG's COM Express Design Guide subcommittee.
The workshop is open to CP-TA and PICMG members only, allowing for a confidential testing environment.
The workshop was open to members of CP-TA and PICMG and provided a confidential atmosphere for testing, learning and resolving issues.