Acromag is actively involved with a variety of industry trade associations. Through membership in these associations, Acromag takes a leadership role in establishing industry standards, best practices, education, and promotion of embedded computing and measurement & control technologies.


AFCEA is a professional association that connects innovative people, great ideas and vital solutions to advance global security.

Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association and Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. We connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. We offer programs and services in business growth, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources and knowledge to help our members grow and prosper in the digital age.

AUSA: Association of the United States Army

AUSA is the U.S. Army’s professional association, the voice for the Army on Capitol Hill, and offers support for soldiers and their families. Acromag is an AUSA Community Partner member.

CSIA: Control System Integrators Association

CSIA serves as the beacon of good business practices for control system integrators and the companies that rely on them to translate the promise of technology into performance on the manufacturing plant floor. CSIA is the largest organization in North America for control system integrators.

GIDEP: Government – Industry Data Exchange Program

GIDEP is a cooperative activity between government and industry participants seeking to reduce or eliminate expenditures of resources by sharing technical information essential during research, design, development, production and operational phases of the life cycle of systems, facilities and equipment.

ISA: Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society

ISA is a leading global organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the western hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

MCAA: Measurement, Control, and Automation Association

MCAA is the national trade association representing leading manufacturers and distributors of instrumentation, systems and software used in industrial process control and factory automation around the world. Member companies include the leading multinational companies together with a range of more niche-oriented providers. Acromag President Dave Wolfe was elected MCAA Chairman in 2008.


Modbus-IDA is a group of independent users and suppliers of automation devices that seeks to drive the adoption of the Modbus communication protocol suite and the evolution to address architectures for distributed automation systems across multiple market segments. Modbus-IDA will also provide the infrastructure to obtain and share information about the protocols, their application and certification to simplify implementation by users resulting in reduced costs.

ODVA: Open Device Vendors Association

ODVA is an international association comprising members from the world’s leading automation companies. Collectively, ODVA and its members support network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™). These currently include DeviceNet™, EtherNet/IP™, CompoNet™, and the major extensions to CIP — CIP Safety™, CIP Sync™, and CIP Motion™. ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP Networks through tools, training and marketing activities.

PCIMG: Open Modular Computer Standards Association

PICMG is the leading standards development organization in the “non desktop,” or embedded computer market. PICMG members benefit by participating in standards development, gaining early access to key technologies, and developing relationships with thought leaders and suppliers in the industry.

PCI-SIG: Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group

Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is an association of 700+ industry companies committed to advancing its non-proprietary peripheral component interconnect (PCI) technology by: Defining PCI specifications to deliver required I/O functionality, adapting PCI technology to future applications, maintaining backward compatibility with previous specifications, and supporting industry-wide product development by offering compliance and interoperability test support. PCI-SIG’s methodical approach to specification development yields a reliable, scalable solution for high speed I/O in numerous market applications. In fact, the PCI I/O expansion bus is today’s de facto interconnect between CPUs and peripherals—in computers to servers.

PI Organization

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is the most influential interest group in the field of industrial communication. We network expertise, companies and people – regionally and internationally. Through our member companies working closely together, ideas will become standards, standards will lead to innovative products, and innovative products will deliver powerful automation solutions for the future.

The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™

The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortium aims to create a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus. Originally an initiative under The Open Group Future Airborne Capabilities Environment™ (FACE) Consortium, the SOSA Consortium enables government and industry to collaboratively develop open standards and best practices to enable, enhance, and accelerate the deployment of affordable, capable, interoperable sensor systems.

VITA and VITA Standards Organization (VSO)

VITA is an organization of vendors and users having a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. Founded in 1984, VITA believes in and champions open system architectures as opposed to proprietary system architectures. VITA’s activities are international in scope. The functions performed by VITA are technical, promotional and user related and are aimed at increasing the total market size, providing vendors additional market exposure and providing users with timely technical information.

Wind River

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981 and is found in billions of products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of mission-critical intelligent systems that will increasingly demand greater compute capabilities while delivering the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. To learn more, visit Wind River at


Acromag is an Alliance Member of Xilinx. They are the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs, and now, the ACAP. Our highly-flexible programmable silicon, enabled by a suite of advanced software and tools, drives rapid innovation across a wide span of industries and technologies – from consumer to cars to the cloud.