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September 1, 2022

The USB Promoter Group today announced the pending release of the USB4® Version 2.0 specification, a major update to enable up to 80 Gbps of data performance over the USB Type-C® cable and connector. The USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specifications will also be updated to enable this higher level of data performance. All of these specification updates are expected to be published in advance of this year’s series of USB DevDays developer events planned for November.

August 29, 2022

The UEFI Forum today announced the release of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.10 specification and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 6.5 specification. The new specification versions expand support for new processor types, memory interfaces and platform types, while enabling for crypto agility in post-quantum system security.

UEFI 2.10 Specification Highlights:

  • Introducing UEFI Conformance Profiles, allowing support for more types of platforms and implementation codebases
  • Crypto agility including SHA-384/SHA-512 signing scheme for Authenticated Variables support
  • Emerging LoongArch and RISC-V processor architecture support
  • Add confidential computing extension

“We are excited to share the new Conformance Profiles feature, responsive to community pull for a way to make the UEFI Forum’s work useful,” said Mark Doran, UEFI Forum President. “The Conformance Profiles feature will expand the platform types UEFI can support to an ever wider range of platform types like IoT, embedded and automotive spaces – beyond general purpose computers.”

August 24, 2022

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced details of its upcoming MIPI DevCon 2022, scheduled for 20-21 September. The virtual event will feature two days of expert sessions on key MIPI specifications, as well as application examples and implementation experiences across a range of areas, including mobile, automotive, IoT, AR/VR and 5G.

August 22, 2022

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today introduced the ClearMR Compliance Test Specification (ClearMR), an industry standard and logo program that provides a new quality metric for grading motion blur in digital displays. ClearMR is applicable to both LCD and emissive display products, including display panels, TVs, monitors, and computers with embedded displays, such as all-in-ones, laptops, notebooks and tablets. The new metric Clear Motion Ratio (CMR), as defined in the ClearMR standard, provides a clear numerical value based on the ratio of clear pixels to blurry pixels, which enables consumers to easily compare the amount of motion blur between VESA Certified ClearMR displays. CMR replaces Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT) and other methods of blur characterization since these other metrics do not accurately reflect the true nature of blur.

August 4, 2022

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a globally recognized and trusted authority for storage leadership, standards, and technology expertise, received the Most Innovative Memory Technology Award for the SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model at the 2022 Flash Memory Summit.

The SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model defines the capabilities and actions that can be implemented across the interface between computational storage devices and either host agents or other storage devices. The SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group is leading the way towards developing an application programming model and is working with other standards organizations to define the device programming model at the physical protocol layer.

July 28, 2022

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today announced the first speakers for its 10th annual Global Summit. Focusing on the use-cases and impacts of spectrum sharing success over the last year, the 2022 Global Summit returns to an in-person format, taking place in Paris from 12-14 September 2022.

July 12, 2022

Avnu Alliance, the industry forum driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based  networking, hosted its first European plugfest in recent years at one of its Registered Test Facilities, GRL Laboratories in Karlsruhe, Germany on May 16-20, 2022. Twelve Avnu member companies with more than 30 participating engineers came together to further develop and test TSN products and devices, along with new devices now able to be certified under the Advanced Milan Certification Program.

June 29, 2022

As society becomes increasingly dependent on IoT devices, the Japan Regional Forum (JRF) of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) will host its 13th Open Workshop to discuss the latest security threats and issues, and how they can be addressed.

During the free-to-attend seminar, experts from the Cyber Defense Institute Inc., TCG, Tokai University and GlobalPlatform will share insights into the requirements of IoT devices in the digital age, how to respond to these demands, and the expectations for IoT security. The seminar will be conducted in a hybrid format on Friday, July 8.

June 21, 2022

PCI-SIG® today announced that the PCI Express® (PCIe®) 7.0 specification will double the data rate to 128 GT/s and is targeted for release to members in 2025.

PCI-SIG technical workgroups will be developing the PCIe 7.0 specification with the following feature goals:

  • Delivering 128 GT/s raw bit rate and up to 512 GB/s bi-directionally via x16 configuration
  • Utilizing PAM4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) signaling
  • Focusing on the channel parameters and reach
  • Continuing to deliver the low-latency and high-reliability targets
  • Improving power efficiency
  • Maintaining backwards compatibility with all previous generations of PCIe technology

May 26, 2022

The utilization of as a backbone for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) services showed significant industry momentum at the IEEE 5G Summit++, in Dresden, with Teleconnect, the German developer of hardware and software for telecommunications and data transmission systems, showcasing how a Home Gateway can be used to provide different independent functions in a securely isolated way.