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PICMG Newsletter           Sept 2017
CompactPCI Serial for Space is Ratified!

We are excited to announce that CompactPCI Serial for Space is ratified. It is a ruggedized version of CompactPCI Serial that specifically addresses the extreme environment requirements for outer space .

The CPCI-S.1 R1.0 specification is intended to be used in Space, e.g. on-board satellites as the platform system and the payload controller as well as on Earth for the control systems and ground stations. Regular CompactPCI Serial products can be combined with cPCI Serial for Space products to develop test and simulation systems.

CompactPCI Serial Space was been selected for the OneWeb program, where up to 900 satellites will utilize the technology. 

“I would like to thank all members of the work group for the excellent job they have done”, said Manfred Schmitz, chair of PICMG’s CompactPCI Serial Space committee and CTO of MEN Mikro Elektronik. “Supporting open computer standards has always been a passion of ours. Moreover, the robustness, flexibility and simplicity of the new CompactPCI Serial for Space standard is exactly what our products stand for”.  

CompactPCI Serial Space stems from the core CompactPCI Serial specification that provides high-speed serial performance to the 3U/6U Eurocard form factor. CompactPCI Serial allows the use of PCIe Gen3, 10GbE/40GbE, or other high-speed protocols with a rugged and cost-effective connector solution. It is used in a wide range of applications, including Railway/Transportation, Military/Aerospace, Industrial Automation, and more.

More information on CompactPCI Serial Space is located in the core CompactPCI Serial section on the PICMG Web site.
We are pleased to highlight this group of exceptional contributors
Ray Larsen
Ray Larsen
Leader of MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA for Physics specifications. Represents SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Chuck Byers
Chuck Byers
Key participant and evangelist of AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA. As a Bell Labs Fellow represented AT&T, Lucent and Acatel-Lucent. Currently represents Cisco.
Manfred Schmitz
Manfred Schmitz
Leader of CompactPCI Serial and cPCI Serial Space. Represents MEN Mikro.
Heiko Korte
Heiko Norte
Key participant in and leading international advocate of MicroTCA efforts. Represents N.A.T.
Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper
Leading advocate for board-level open bus standards. Represented Intel, Radisys, I-Bus and One Stop Systems
Alan Beverly
Alan Beverly
Founding member of PICMG. Represented Ziatech and Intel.
Bob Sullivan
Bob Sullivan
Led backplane design and simulations efforts. Represented Hybricon and Curtiss Wright.
Dan Pirro
Dan Pirro
Founding member of PICMG. Represented Teknor and Kontron.
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