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This month we highlight our Linux software development tools to help simplify your system integration. Acromag's manufacturing IPC-A-610 Certification and quality policies are explained. If you missed our live webinar last month, now you can watch our webcast of the recorded webinar at your convenience. And Acromag's President Dave Wolfe asks from his blog "Are ISO9001 and AS9100 quality systems worth the investment of time and money?"
New Linux support for FPGA and I/O modules
As part of our commitment to support Linux users, a new update of the software libraries for Fedora 18 was recently released. Two new libraries, one for PMC/XMC, PCI, and CompactPCI products and one for IndustryPack products, are now downloadable FREE on our website.
The PCISW-API-LINUX and IPSW-API-LINUX Linux libraries greatly simplify the interface between Acromag I/O boards and your software application program. These libraries are supplied as C source code and provide easy-to-use function routines that quickly integrate with your application. Function routines are ready for use “as-is,” but they are also easily customized for your unique application. An included demonstration program helps you quickly verify operation of your modules and carrier cards.
New Webcast: Implementing Embedded Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Solutions
Embedded computing system developers are deploying high-speed Ethernet networks in more and more applications to move increasingly large volumes of data and to reduce the complexity of physical interconnects. As a result, new FPGA module processing technologies and communication facilitators, such as TCP offload engines (TOE) like the unified wire silicon stack, are required. These technologies are necessary to meet expanding requirements for data throughput, redundancy, and the exchange of various standardized and non-standardized information. This presentation will discuss the evolution of embedded Ethernet communication technology and explain the benefits and limitations when interfacing data via the SBC, silicon stack hardware and FPGAs.
IPC-A-610 Certification at Acromag
Acromag takes every safeguard to guarantee you dependable operation. State-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and extended burn-in cycles add an extra degree of ruggedness. Multi-level inspections and aggressive testing further ensure you that all boards perform at or beyond rated specifications.
All Acromag inspectors, assembly, team member, production technicians, receiving, and receiving inspection personnel are recertificated every two years. This IPC-A-610 certification is an industry-traceable program that demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of product quality and reliability. You can find out more about Acromag's quality policies on our website.
From the President's Blog
Are ISO9001 and AS9100 quality systems worth the investment of time and money?
Over the years, quality systems have evolved from basic manufacturing processes to full blown enterprise-wide process management. When I first entered the industry, our quality manual simply referenced MIL standards related to electronic manufacturing. That seemed to satisfy most of the customers that inquired about our systems. As time went on, we began to look at our processes a little closer. Things like "on-time delivery", "warranty returns," and "customer satisfaction surveys" were always pretty good, but we needed a framework for constantly improving these numbers.