AKA Joins Small Form Factor Special Interest Group

Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) joined the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group. SFF-SIG is a new, non-profit industry group that develops, promotes, and supports small form factor circuit board specifications and related technologies. AKA’s PRISMs (Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated System-on-Modules) are increasingly being used by developers who want a small, rugged, flexible and high-performance platform for their latest systems designs. PRISMs also simplify the design process and enable designers to make full benefit of high-performance FPGA and processor platforms.

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group embraces the latest technologies, but also has a philosophy of maintaining legacy compatibility and enabling transition solutions to next-generation interfaces. Additionally, SFF-SIG seeks to enable practical, mainstream, real-world applications. Consolidating suppliers around standards, facilitating cross-platform interoperability, and architecting common expansion schemes are all goals of the SFF-SIG.

The SFF-SIG is an independent worldwide trade group based in Silicon Valley and is run by a president who is not affiliated with any single member company. Working groups are formed to address specific topics and formats in detail, for example low power x86 and RISC Computer-on-Modules (COMs). Incubator Groups are spawned rapidly when new or existing voting members have a draft specification or even a rough idea. Other members apply to join a particular Incubator Group, and broad inputs and reviews are ensured. After approval, specs are published and under strict change control for the long term by the relevant Working Group.

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