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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.

May 4, 2022

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and FIWARE Foundation have formed a mutually beneficial partnership which provides members from both organizations with increased access to data models and standards that support the development of secure, interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

April 26, 2022

Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association, has assembled a historic cooperative of over 70 companies to reduce carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power. The iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) was formed by leaders in the iMasons Advisory Council. The ICA includes hyperscale companies AWS, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, which represent some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world, and over 40 colocation data center providers, product, service and investment firms that fund, build and operate the foundation and drive the supply chain.

April 20, 2022

Avnu Alliance, the industry forum driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based networking, recently hosted an international plugfest in Boston, MA. Avnu members came together and tested their respective silicon platforms and products together. Tests included new additions to the TSN “toolbox” such as the recent revision to 802.1AS (IEEE 802.1AS-2020). Learnings and results are informing further development of Avnu test plans.

April 13, 2022

At a recent insurance technology conference here, insurance carriers were urged to implement a measured, consistent rollout of enhanced security in multi-factor authentication (MFA) to independent agents.

Industry representatives spoke on MFA at the Vertafore Connectivity Forum, part of the Accelerate, powered by NetVU, conference hosted by the Network of Vertafore Users.

March 30, 2022

The prevention of cyber attacks throughout a device’s lifetime has been made easier today, as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) released its specification: Cyber Resilient Module and Building Block Requirements.

With society becoming increasingly connected, technology must have the ability to protect itself, respond to attacks, and recover. Achieving this will result in huge savings of time, resources, and cost.

March 8, 2022

Enchanted Rock, the leading provider of electrical resiliency-as-a-service, today announced its membership as a Foundation Partner with Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association for the digital infrastructure industry. As a Foundation Partner, Enchanted Rock is dedicating time and resources to the educational, networking and industry initiatives driven by iMason’s community of over 3000 professionals in over 130 countries, with a focus on improving the resilience and sustainability of data centers.

February 9, 2022

A partnership between the UK Government’s Digital Access Programme (DAP) and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is contributing towards digital inclusion in Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. By encouraging ‘a new spectrum mindset’ the DSA and DAP aim to catalyse affordable internet connectivity in underserved regions to support the inclusive growth of the digital ecosystem.

February 2, 2022

Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based networking, today announces the availability of a new white paper addressing market expectations, capabilities, and certification procedures for wireless Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) applications.