Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or Splash Screen?
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or Splash Screen?

You have probably experienced this at least once in your lifetime. You're casually using your computer, playing games, watching too much Netflix, surfing the internet to read the latest Buzzfeed articles and/or spending copious amounts of money online shopping. All of sudden the screen goes blue and the screen is filled with a series of messages talking about your system crash and maybe, just maybe, a weird sound comes screeching from your computer.

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AMI Develops BIOS and BMC for New Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor
AMI Develops BIOS and BMC for New Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor

On Wednesday, AMI announced its support for Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. as the company launches its new 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 server processor based on 64-bit Armv8-A architecture. AMI has developed custom Aptio V UEFI BIOS Firmware and MegaRAC SP-X Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware that leverages the unique "built for the cloud" architecture and capabilities of this new Arm-based server processor.

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A Bad Case of Bluebug: Mitigating Risks of Bluetooth Attacks
A Bad Case of Bluebug: Mitigating Risks of Bluetooth Attacks

Bluetooth is a technology that has been around for awhile now. It uses high-speed, short-range radio frequency communication so devices, such as laptops, keyboards, cell phones, headsets, speakers and smart watches, can create a network and transfer data between the devices. Bluetooth is a low-cost technology that has been widely adopted; however, there are some security threats users should be aware of when it comes to using Bluetooth technology.

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Support for Block SID PPI
Support for Block SID PPI

Recently, AMI added support for the Block SID Physical Presence Interface (PPI) specification for NVMe drives running Aptio® V UEFI firmware. The Block SID PPI specification is defined in the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Storage Opal Integration Guidelines, which specifically outlines the SID authority and how it manages storage devices.

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Benefits of the MegaRAC Product Ecosystem for Tier One OEM and ODM Customers
Benefits of the MegaRAC Product Ecosystem for Tier One OEM and ODM Customers

When Tier One OEMs evaluate firmware partners like AMI to aid in development of their server platforms, they bring a number of very specific needs to the table. Our MegaRAC team has a long track record of successful engagement with these customers, thanks some very useful OEM-specific product features in our remote management and BMC firmware products. Read this quick overview to learn more about the keys to securing Tier One OEM projects.

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What is MMTool?
What is MMTool?

Today we're diving into one of BIOS utilities: MMTool. So what does MMTool stand for? MMTool stands for Module Management Tool. As one of AMI's BIOS/UEFI utilities, MMTool allows users to manage firmware file modules within the Aptio ROM image.

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Trusted Platform Module 2.0: A Brief Introduction by Trusted Computing Group
Trusted Platform Module 2.0: A Brief Introduction by Trusted Computing Group

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has been addressing the trust issue – and related security benefits – for PCs, servers, networking gear and embedded systems for more than a decade, driven by the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specification.

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Aptio and AMIBIOS in Interesting Places!
Aptio and AMIBIOS in Interesting Places!

Because AMIBIOS and Aptio UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends are installed on all types of systems the world over, from servers to desktops, notebooks and tablets, all the way down to embedded systems such as those driving digital signage systems, often times a system reboot will provide interesting photo opportunities. Let's take a look at some!

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EC Use Cases
EC Use Cases

Recently we covered the basics of one of our acronyms from our Acronym Soup: EC. If you remember the blog post, you will know that EC stands for embedded controllers, which are microcontrollers located on the motherboard. Embedded controllers serve many purposes when it comes to computer systems and take on tasks that are not handled by the Central Processing Unit (CPU). Embedded Controllers have been around for a long time and these small, but powerful microchips control various aspects of computer systems!

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What is BCP?
What is BCP?

For today's serving of Acronym Soup, we look on the BIOS/UEFI Utilities side of things for the recipe of the day and ask the question: What is BCP?

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