NORCROSS, Georgia: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems announces support for the SMBIOS 3.2.0 specification in its premier UEFI firmware offering, Aptio®V UEFI / BIOS firmware.
The SMBIOS specification is developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and has recently released Version 3.2.0 of the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification. The System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) specification provides a standards-based approach in presenting management information about a system vendor’s platform. SMBIOS extends the system firmware interface and can be used with management applications, which is otherwise accomplished by presence-detection techniques.
According to a press release from DMTF, “Version 3.2 of SMBIOS adds support for current technologies, including USB Type-C™, PCIe® bifurcation and new processors. In addition, the standard extends support for NVDIMMs and adds support for logical memory type.”
AMI customers requiring SMBIOS 3.2.0 compliance will find value in the added support for new sockets such as socket LGA2066 and the Intel® Core™ i9 processor family, along with support for USB Type-C™ connectors with the addition of Multi-Function Display Ports (MFDP) and Thunderbolt® port connector entries.
SMBIOS version 3.2.0 also adds support for IPMI device information for the SMBus System Interface (SSIF) to support out-of-band management on Arm®-based platforms when used with a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and supporting BMC firmware, such as AMI’s own MegaRAC® SP-X BMC firmware.
To learn more about SMBIOS and to download Version 3.2.0, please visit http://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios.
To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit https://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.
To learn more about MegaRAC SP-X BMC Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit https://ami.com/products/remote-management/service-processor/.
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Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.
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