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Directory of Specifications
Revision 2.18

April 22, 2009

This directory lists all the specifications that PICMG has published or is working on.  Click here to find out how to order published specifications.  Some specifications have short form versions available for download.  Click here to see downloadable short form specifications.  Some specifications have pages with more information.  Click on the specification name to go to that page. 

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Draft specifications and ECR’s are under the control of the subcommittee, if active. It is PICMG’s policy to prohibit claims of compliance with respect to a specification under development. Any such claims must be understood as applying to a draft, which is subject to change.

PICMG – No.

Name

Revision
ECN

Date

Status

Description

           

1.0

PCI/ISA

R2.0

10-Oct-94

Adopted

Define CPU form factor and backplane connector for PCI-ISA Passive Backplanes

D3.0

 

Abandoned

Incorporate provisions of the PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2 and the PCI-X Addendum Revision 1.0. Clarify interrupt and IDSEL bindings in bridged environments. Clarify mechanical requirements for SBCs having 32 bit PCI connector to insure compatibility with 64 bit sockets.

1.1

PCI/ISA Bridging

R1.1

25-May-95

Adopted

Define a form factor and backplane connector layout for PCI-PCI bridge boards

1.2

PCI Only (e-PCI-X)

R1.0

23-Jan-02

Adopted

Standardize the mechanical and electrical interface to support a standard form factor PCI computer system with either two PCI/PCI-X busses or a single PCI/PCI-X bus.

1.3

SHB Express

 

20-Aug-05

Adopted

Modernize the PICMG 1.0 “Passive Backplane” single board computer specification. SHB Express, or System Host Board – Express, uses the same physical form factor as 1.0 boards. The board-to-board interface is PCI Express instead of PCI, although the use of PCI remains as an option.

           

2.0

CompactPCI

R2.1 

2-Sep-97

Obsolete 

Define a IEEE 1101.1 (Eurocard) PCI form factor, and assign a PCI pinout on the IEC 1076-4-101 family of 2 millimeter hard metric connectors.

R3.0

1-Oct-99

Adopted

Incorporate Hot Swap pin sequencing and other enhancements

ECN 002

23-Jan-02

Adopted

Geographical to Logical Address Mapping

2.1

Hot Swap

R1.0

3-Aug-98

Obsolete

Incorporate Hot Swap pin sequencing and other enhancements

R2.0

17-Jan-01

Adopted

Incorporate ECRs for: Enhanced software connection architecture, 3.3 volt 66 MHz support, PCI-X compatibility, Compliance language

2.2

VME64x

R1.0

9-Sep-98

Adopted

Define pin assignments for the VME64 Extensions, as standardized under the auspices of ANSI and VITA, on J5/P4 and J5/P5 of a CompactPCI backplane.

2.3

PMC I/O

R1.0

9-Sep-98

Adopted

Define user IO pin mappings from IEEE 1386 PMC sites to J3/P3, J4/P4, and J5/P5 on a CompactPCI backplane.

2.4

IP I/O

R1.0

9-Sep-98

Adopted

Define user IO pin mappings from ANSI/VITA standard IP sites to J3/P3, J4/P4, and J5/P5 on a CompactPCI backplane.

2.5

Telephony

R1.0

3-Apr-98

Adopted

Defines the utilization of CompactPCI user definable pins for the computer telephony functions of standard TDM bus, telephony rear IO, 48 VDC and ringing distribution in a 6U chassis environment.

2.6

Bridging

   

Dormant

Defines a means for CompactPCI CPU boards to drive two independent PCI bus segments in a 6U environment.

2.7

Dual
CompactPCI

R1.0

11-Apr-01

Adopted

 

2.8

PXI

   

Dormant

Define a pinout of the J2 connector for use in instrumentation systems based on CompactPCI

2.9

Management

R1.0

2-Feb-00

Adopted

A specification for a secondary system management bus for CompactPCI.

ECN 001

20-May-02

Adopted

Defines CompactPCI slot connectivity data

2.10

Keying

R1.0

1-Oct-99

Adopted

Use of the keying mechanisms defined in IEC 1076-4-101 for the J4/P4 connector and in IEEE 1101.10 for handle and cardguide hardware.

2.11

Power Interface

R1.0

1-Oct-99

Adopted

Define the electrical and mechanical requirements relating to the functionality and interoperability of plug-in power modules in CompactPCI systems

2.12

Software Interoperability

R1.0

23-May-00

Obsolete

Define vendor-independent software interfaces supporting control of the software and hardware connection processes as defined in PICMG 2.

R2.0

20-May-02

Adopted

Update to include, PICMG 2.1 R2.0,Windows and Linux updates, Redundant System Slot (RSS) API, Switched PCI-PCI bridging support, Hardware- and O/S-independent models of network-connected intelligent nodes, Standards-based management of HS- and RSS-capable CompactPCI platforms andIDSEL to GA mapping - ECR to PICMG 2.1

2.13

Redundant System Slot

   

Abandoned

Define an approach to make the PCI System Slot functions redundant so the System Slot CPU can be Hot Swapped.

2.14

Multicomputing

R1.0

5-Sep-01

Adopted

Define packet-based communications between heterogeneous PCI agents (multi-computing) within the CompactPCI system architecture.

2.15

PTMC

R1.0

11-Apr-01

Adopted

Define PTMC to support specialized telecom interfaces and coexist with PMC.

ECN 001

22-Jan-03

Adopted

Enhances TDM capacities by extending the TDM (H.110) bandwidth and adding Ethernet links, as well as combining ATM capabilities with Ethernet links

2.16

PSB

R1.0

5-Sep-01

Adopted

Develop a CompactPCI Packet Switching Backplane specification that is an extension of the PICMG 2.x family of specifications by overlaying a packet based switching architecture on top of CompactPCI.

2.17

StarFabric

R1.0

20-May-02

Adopted

Develop a specification that defines backplane, node card and switch card requirements that are compatible with both the StarFabric Protocol Specification and appropriate existing PICMG Specifications.

2.18

RapidIO

 R1.0

18-Jun-04

Adopted

Defines redundant, switched, high-speed point-to-point connectivity among some or all slots using Serial RapidIO and coexisting with 64 bit CompactPCI H.110 and optionally PICMG 2.16

2.20

Serial Mesh

R1.0

21-Oct-02

Adopted

Define a point-to-point serial interconnect intended to add high-speed cell based data transport to the PICMG 2.x platforms. The CSMB proposal is based on new high-speed signaling and connector standards to improve differential line

2.50

CompactTCA

   

Dormant

Formalize a set of compatible practices for managed PICMG 2.16 platforms, which constrain implementation options so as to enhance interoperability.

           

3.0

AdvancedTCA Base

R1.0

30-Dec-02

Obsolete

 The PICMG 3.0 “core” specification will specify board, backplane and shelf mechanicals, power distribution and the connectivity required for system management. Multiple zones for connectors and their alignment and keying features will also be defined, and the physical mapping to a connector family will be specified. Specific fabric definitions will be undertaken on subsidiary specifications (PICMG 3.1, PICMG 3.2, etc.). In this manner, component interoperability will be defined by the combined PICMG 3.0 core specification and a subsidiary fabric specification. It is the intent to develop the core specification and subsidiary specifications as nearly in parallel as possible

R1.0 ECN 001

21-Jan-04

Obsolete

 

R2.0

18-Mar-05

Obsolete

 

R2.0 ECN001

15-Jun-05

Obsolete

ShMC Cross Connect

R2.0 ECN002

29-Apr-06

Obsolete

Miscellaneous CRs

R3.0

 24-Mar02008

Adopted

Incorporate ECN’s to R2.0 and additional CR’s

3.1

AdvancedTCA Ethernet

R1.0

22-Jan-03

Adopted

Define how Ethernet and Fibre Channel are mapped onto PICMG 3.0 . The intended implementation practice will normally include at least one link of Ethernet, and usage of Fibre Channel will be optional.

R2.0

 

Under Development

Develop enumerated requirements that incorporate 1000BASE-KX, 10GBASE-KX4 and 10GBASE-KR fabric options into Revision 2.0 of the PICMG 3.1 specification.

3.2

AdvancedTCA  InfiniBand

R1.0

22-Jan-03

Adopted

Define how InfiniBand transport is mapped onto PICMG 3.0

3.3

AdvancedTCA  StarFabric

R1.0

21-May-03

Adopted

Define how StarFabric transport is mapped onto PICMG 3.0 f

3.4

AdvancedTCA  PCI Express

R1.0

21-May-03

Adopted

Define how PCI Express and PCI Express Advanced Switching  transport is mapped onto PICMG 3.0

3.5

AdvancedTCA  RapidIO

 

21-Sept-05

Adopted

Define  how Serial RapidIO transport is mapped onto PICMG 3.0

3.6

AdvancedTCA  PRS

   

Dormant

Define how Packet Routing Switch (PRS) is mapped onto PICMG 3.0

TBD

xTCA for Physics

 

10-Mar-09

Under Development

Develop additional features and options for ATCA and MicroTCA for use in particle physics research including data collection and accelerator control systems

           

AMC.0

AdvancedMC Mezzanine Module

R1.0

1/3/2005

Obsolete

 

R2.0

15-Nov-06

Adopted

Define a mezzanine building block approach for the addition of crucial functionality to a PICMG 3.0 carrier card available from a number of third party suppliers.

ECN001

26-Jun-06

Obsolete

Incorporated in R2.0

ECN002

15-Nov-06

Obsolete

Incorporated in R2.0

AMC.1

AdvancedMC PCI Express and AS

R1.0

20-Jan-05

Adopted

Defines port usage for PCI Express and Advanced Switching environments on AMC.0

   

R2.0

08-Oct-08

Adopted

 

AMC.2

AdvancedMC Ethernet

   

Adopted

Defines port usage for Ethernet on AMC.0

AMC.3

AdvancedMC Storage

 

25-Aug-05

Adopted

Defines port usage for Fibre Channel on AMC.0

AMC.4

AdvancedMC Serial RapidIO

 

11-Jul-09

 

Ratified

Defines port usage for Serial RapidIO on AMC.0

ARTM.0

AdvancedTCA Rear Transition Module

   

Under Development

Standardize support for RTMs as manage FRUs.

           

SFP.0

System Fabric Plane

R1.0

24-Mar-05

Adopted

Define a consistent method for carrying encapsulated TDM across any AdvancedTCA transport whether it be PICMG 3.1, 3.2, etc. (or a custom transport implementation on PICMG 3.0), as well as for PICMG 2.16.

SFP.1

iTDM

R1.0

24-Mar-05

Adopted

Define an Internal TDM (I-TDM) multiplexed voice over packet protocol that is optimized for Voice LANs and Packet Backplanes

           

EXP.0

CompactPCI Express

R1.0

27-Jun-05

Adopted

Define the connector, electrical, and mechanical requirements of 3U/6U System Boards, Peripheral Boards, Switch Boards, and Backplanes using PCI Express as peripheral interconnect with CompactPCI interoperability features.

PICMG 2.30


CPLUS.0

CompactPCI
Plus

 

 

Member Review

Under Development

Define the connector, electrical, and mechanical requirements of 3U/6U System Boards, Peripheral Boards, Switch Boards, and Backplanes using PCI Express as peripheral interconnect, and supporting a variety of other switched serial interconnects, with CompactPCI and CompactPCI Express interoperability features.

           

COM.0

Computer On Module

R1.0

10-Jul-05

Adopted

Define a Computer-On-Module, or COM, with all components necessary for a bootable host computer, packaged as a super component. Interfaces will provide a smooth transition path from legacy parallel interfaces to LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) interfaces. These include the PCI bus and parallel ATA and PCI Express and Serial ATA.

R2.0

 

Under Development

Additional support for new chipsets and interfaces

CDG

COM Design Guide

R1.0

   

Define interoperability guidelines for COM.0 compliant modules and carriers.

           

MTCA.0

MicroTCA

R1.0

6-Jul-06

Adopted

Define a system architecture that uses AdvancedMC mezzanine cards plugged directly into a backplane without modifications

MTCA.1

Air Cooled Rugged MicroTCA

R1.0

19-Mar-09

Adopted

Ruggedized version of MicroTCA for exterior and mobile communications applications

MTCA.2

Hardened Air Cooled MicroTCA

   

Under Development

Expand the market for MicroTCA into commercial and military ruggedized applications

MTCA.3

Hardened Conduction Cooled MicroTCA

   

Under Development

           

HPM.1

HPMI.1

R1.0

Jun-2007

Adopted

Defines management firmware upgrade capability

ATCA300.0

ATCA300

R1.0

 

Dormant

Define a standard approach for implementing AdvancedTCA based equipment which requires compliance with 300mm ANSI and ETSI equipment practices. The intent is to re-define the size of the front board and eliminate the standard AdvancedTCA Rear Transition Modules.

TBD

PICMG/VITA Liason Project

PICMG XMC

   

ANSI/VITA 42 completed

This PICMG subcommittee is studying VITA’s XMC (VITA 42) standard for using PCI Express on PMC modules. Comments and suggestions will be forwarded to VITA for their consideration.

TBD

PICMG/SAF Liason Project

HPI Mapping to AdvancedTCA

   

Adopted by SAF

PICMG worked with the Service Availability Forum to harmonize SAF’s HPI specification with AdvancedTCA.

TBD

Requirements Engineering Subcommittee (RES)

 

Sep 2007

Complete

This subcommittee is chartered with summarizing and categorizing the mandatory and optional sections of AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC specifications to make it easier for users and vendors to implement commercial off the shelf systems.

ICC.0

Interconnect Characterization

   

Under Development

Specify methods for the characterization of the passive elements of backplane and mezzanine interconnects.

The following specifications were developed by the ASI Sig which has now disbanded and transferred these documents to PICMG.  They were not developed using PICMG’s process but are now available under the same commercial terms as other PICMG specifications.

ASI Core

ASI Core

R1.0.

Dec 2003

Adopted

Advanced Switching Core Architecture Specification

ASI PI-8

ASI Protocol Interface #8

R1.0

Feb 2004

Adopted

PCI-Express to Advanced Switching Bridge Architecture Specification

ASI SDT

ASI Socket Data Interface

R1.0

Feb 2004

Adopted

Advanced Switching - Socket Data Interface

ASI SQP

ASI Simple Queuing Protocol

R1.0

Feb 2004

Adopted

Advanced Switching - Simple Queuing Protocol

ASI SLS

ASI – SLS Specification

R1.0

Feb 2004

Adopted

Simple Load/Store (SLS) Specification

ASI Portal

ASI Portal Specification

R1.0

Aug 2004

Adopted

A Standard Interface for Accessing the AS Fabric for PCI Express® Based Systems

Errata

Mar 2005

Adopted

 

Notes
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Warning!

Draft specifications and ECR’s are under the control of the subcommittee, if active. It is PICMG’s policy to prohibit claims of compliance with respect to a specification under development. Any such claims must be understood as applying to a draft, which is subject to change.