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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Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 2
Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 2

In today’s post, we continue our series on Moore's Law by looking at recent reports questioning whether it is finally at its end, and if so, what predictions we can make for the chip industry - and the tech industry at large - as a result.

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Intel® Innovation Engine + Aptio V
Intel® Innovation Engine + Aptio V

Customization, innovation and differentation are three things that developers value when it comes to developing their platforms. If developers incorporate Intel®'s Innovation Engine on their platforms, developers have the ability to customize, innovate and differentiate their product offerings by implementing new features and addressing their own platform requirements. Good news for Aptio V customers? AMI's added support for Intel IE on Intel Atom® C3000 Processors using Aptio® V UEFI Firmware gives Aptio V customers more control over the architecture of their firmware!

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What is a Backplane Controller?
What is a Backplane Controller?

What is a Backplane Controller? Before we can explain what a backplane controller (BPC) is, we need to define what a backplane is. There are different types of backplanes. We will be discussing drive backplanes.

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Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 1
Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 1

How familiar are you with "Moore's Law" - a key concept about the complexity and density of integrated circuits that has shaped the landscape of computing for the last fifty years? Today's post will provide a brief background, as we begin a series of posts on the history of Moore’s Law and its implications for the future of computing.

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Full Support for the Redfish 1.0 Specification
Full Support for the Redfish 1.0 Specification

Recently, AMI added full support for the Redfish™ 1.0 specification from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The Redfish specification is an open industry standard specification and schema that allows simple and secure management of modern scalable platform hardware.

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