AMI Announces Support for SMBIOS 3.2.0 Specification

Jul 16, 2018 | AMI in the News

NORCROSS, Georgia: – 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 https://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from AMI, please visit ami.com/aptio.

To learn more about MegaRAC SP-X BMC Firmware from AMI, please visit ami.com/spx.

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USB Type-C™ is a trademark of the USB Implementers Forum.
PCIe® is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.
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About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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