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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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4,096 time slots CPUs in System Multiple 1 (master) Hot Swap/Live VITA 1.4-199x PICMG hot swap Insertion Cabling Options SCbus and I/O Rear I/O transition ribbon cables, modules, ANSI/VITA H.110 embedded backplanes backplanes System Bus 40 to 80 MB/sec 132 MB/sec Bandwidth Features PCI ISA Address Space 4GB 1 or 16MB (Physical) Addressing Method Slot-sensitive Not supported H.100 SCbus TDM Bus and Up to 4,096 time Up to 2,048 time Bandwidth slots slots CPUs in System 1 (master) 1 Hot Swap/Live PCISIG hot plug Not supported Insertion Cabling Options Bracket I/O, Bracket I/O, H.l00 ribbon cable SCbus ribbon cable System Bus 132 MB/sec 8 MB/sec Bandwidth
LMC has stated that all of their new CompactPCI WAN adapters are designed in accordance with PICMG 2.1, R1.0 at the "high availability support" level.
* One of the key features of PICMG 3.8 is the definition of a power and system management connector.
Mellanox Technologies, a leader in InfiniBand(TM) silicon and PICMG(R) member, has announced its support for the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture 3.2 (AdvancedTCA 3.2) Specification that has been developed by a subcommittee of the PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group).
"Users of the Pigeon Point Hot Swap Kit for Windows have consistently requested comparable functionality under the Linux operating system, emphasizing three key attributes: 1) compatibility with the new Linux 2.4 PCI device support, 2) independence from any particular embedded distribution of Linux, and 3) an equivalent commitment to PICMG specification compliance, forward-looking architecture and thoroughly validated quality," said Mark Overgaard, president of Pigeon Point Systems.
Kontron offers two rugged 6U cPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor technology.
MEN Micro (Ambler, PA) has released the hybrid F21P, a 3U CompactPCI PlusIO (PICMG 2.30) single board computer for embedded systems using legacy CompactPCI (PICMG 2.0), high-speed CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0), or a combination of both, Features include:
All Trenton PICMG 1.3 single board computers come with a five-year factory warranty.
Featuring two Broadcom BCM1250 dual-core MIPS processors, the PCRB provides over 5000 MIPS of general-purpose processing on a single PICMG 2.16 compliant CompactPCI board.
Bustronic Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of backplanes, has announced a new PICMG 2.16-compliant backplane with dual fabric slots designed to help achieve high availability (HA).
This effort is designed to complement the work of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers' Group (PICMG) 2.14 Multi-Computing Sub-committee, chaired by Ziatech.
ADLINK's Express-BD7 COM devices, available from Mouser Electronics, are designed around the Intel Xeon processor D and Intel Pentium processor D systems-on-chip (SoCs) and based on the latest PICMG COM Express 3.0 specification with Type 7 pinout.