PICMG has worked closely with the major labs worldwide to address the needs of the Physics/Research markets.  For High Energy Physics, including LLRF, synchrotron colliders, free electron & LASER systems, MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA have special precision timing and I/O provisions.  The includes MicroTCA.4 and AdvancedTCA’s PICMG 3.7.   With up to 99.99999% uptime, full redundancy and failover, and hot-swappability, these systems are among the highest reliability in the world.

(Photo courtesy of DESY. Copyright Dirk Noelle.)

Several of PICMG’s other form factors such as CompactPCI Serial, SHB, and COM Express are used in various other high-performance Research applications.