PICMG Brings PCIe 5.0, USB4 & 10GbE to Far Edge


Kind Issue 95 mm x 70 mm COM specification brings low energy and high-performance interfaces to drones, cellular robots, and cellular take a look at gear.

PICMG, a consortium for creating open embedded computing specs, has introduced the discharge of the brand new computer-on-module for top efficiency compute commonplace, COM-HPC 1.2 Mini specification. 

It’s almost half (95 mm x 70 mm) the scale of the next-smallest COM-HPC kind issue and supplies an economical, decrease energy module for much edge purposes. 

Mini’s smaller footprint additionally supplies mechanical benefits. This 5 mm discount in comparison with different variants means its modules should use soldered reminiscence, which makes them inherently rugged by means of resistance to shock and vibration and supplies direct thermal coupling to warmth spreaders. 

A sign voltage discount from 3.3V to 1.8V on most pins is according to diminished I/O voltage on the most recent low-power central processing models (CPUs). The enter energy is restricted to a most of 107W at enter voltage of 8V to 20V, leaving loads of headroom for efficiency processors.

A single, rugged 400-pin connector permits it to assist communications interfaces together with 16x PCIe lanes (PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0),  2x 10Gbps NBASE-T ethernet ports and 8x SuperSpeed lanes (for USB4/ThunderBolt, USB 3.2 or DDI) and so forth.

The 1.2 specification defines a separate flat  versatile cables (FFC) connector for Cellular trade processor interface’s (MIPI) digicam serial interface (CSI). It additionally helps numerous communication protocols together with serial peripheral interface (SPI), common asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) and managed space community (CAN) and so forth. Mini helps practical security (FUSA) and energy administration indicators.

PICMG, or PCI Industrial Pc Producers Group, is a consortium of over 140 firms. based in 1994. The group was initially fashioned to adapt peripheral element interconnect (PCI) expertise to be used in high-performance telecommunications, navy, and industrial computing purposes, however its work has grown to incorporate newer applied sciences.


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