Tech standard body links

PCISIG Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) delivers I/O functionality for computers ranging from servers to workstations, PCs, laptop PCs and mobile devices. PCI is also a standard, relying on a high-performance I/O interconnect to transfer data between a CPU and its peripherals. The PCI standard is defined for chip-level interconnects, adapter cards and device drivers. Its success as a standard is a result of its cost-effectiveness, backward compatibility, scalability and forward-thinking design.

PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) is a consortium of over 450 companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries. PICMG specifications include CompactPCI® for Eurocard, rackmount applications and PCI/ISA for passive backplane, standard format cards.

Specifications are only in hardcopy, please request them from the Librarian It seems that some of their short forms specifications are available for download, but you will have to wander around the site to discover them.

SATA Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA physical storage interface. The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is the group responsible for developing, managing and driving adoption of the Serial ATA specifications. Users of the Serial ATA interface benefit from greater speed, simpler upgradeable storage devices and easier configuration. The SATA-IO’s goal is to drive industry adoption by defining, developing and delivering standardized specifications for the Serial ATA interface. Get the latest information on Serial ATA specs, tools and upcoming releases throughout their Web site.

ANSI T10 (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI storage standards

ANSI T11 (previously known as X3T9.3) has been producing interface standards for high-performance and mass storage applications since the 1970s. T11's program of work includes two current and three complete standards development projects:


* Fibre Channel (FC);
* Storage (Network) Management (SM)


* High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI);
* Intelligent Peripheral Interface (IPI);
* Single-Byte Command Code Sets Connection (SBCON).

USB USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.

Wi Fi Alliance The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry trade association with more than 200 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). Our certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products from different manufacturers, with the objective of enhancing the wireless user experience.

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a mutual benefit non-profit international organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals and end users. The FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas. FCIA working groups and committees focus on specific aspects of the technology, targeting both vertical and horizontal markets including data storage, video, networking and storage area networking (SAN) management.


The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (Once known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council), is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry. JEDEC was originally created in 1960 as a joint activity between EIA an NEMA, to cover the standardization of discrete semiconductor devices and later expanded in 1970 to include integrated circuits. JEDEC does its work through its 48 committees/ subcommittees that are overseen by the JEDEC Board of Directors. Presently there are about 300 member companies in JEDEC including both manufacturers and users of semiconductor components and others allied to the field.

Memory Implementers Forum The Memory Implementers Forum is a free on-line community for the memory community co-sponsored by Dell, HP and Intel. Members have access to technical documents related to memory, marketing collateral, and up-to-date news about the memory community. Members also have an ability to post information about memory related products. Membership is free of charge and open to any company participating in the memory industry or memory market.

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