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Posted: 27 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share Power Architecture? open standard?

National Instruments (NI) has joined the group dedicated to developing and promoting Power Architecture technology as the preferred open standard platform for the electronics industry.

Power Architecture technology, an instruction set architecture prevalent in microprocessors, forms an enhanced platform for collaborative hardware and software innovation between leading technology companies such as Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Xilinx and National Instruments. The goal of members is to create community specifications as well as support development tools that work together to facilitate integration and improved implementations.

"Since the start of 2007, the organization has not only grown but leveraged the expertise and commitment of companies like National Instruments to deliver new standards and programs while increasing business value to the design engineering community," said Roland Hagan, chairman of the Board of Directors and VP of marketing and strategy for IBM global engineering solutions.

As a member of, NI will collaborate with companies whose expertise of Power Architecture technology can be applied to the creation of high-performance, rugged and low-power commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) NI hardware. Ni also extends the benefits of to engineers and scientists by making it possible for them to combine COTS hardware with NI LabVIEW graphical development tools to program Power Architecture processors and quickly design, prototype and deploy embedded systems.

"The experience and leadership National Instruments offers will help develop both software and hardware specifications and guidelines that will result in a more cohesive Power Architecture community," said Fawzi Behmann, chairman of the marketing committee and director of strategic marketing at Freescale.

As a member of, National Instruments will contribute to the organization through active participation in the business committees and technical working groups.

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