Fifteen New Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters Announced by SBS Technologies, Inc.

Features include:

  • Unique Firmware for Enhanced Performance
  • Dual Media Offers Greater Design Flexibility
  • SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group, (Nasdaq: SBSE), today announced fifteen new high-throughput, low-latency host bus adapters (HBAs). The new boards are the latest addition to SBS' family of 1 Gbit/sec, 64-bit/66 MHz PCI, CompactPCI and PCI mezzanine card (PMC) Fibre Channel interface boards. Designers now have a choice of twenty-one boards that offer a wide range of media support and port configuration options, including peer-to-peer connectivity and dual media for design flexibility. SBS' Fibre Channel HBAs are used as high-speed communications interfaces for servers, workstations and embedded computers in real-time networking and storage area network (SAN) applications. "By incorporating RemoteDMA and small computer system interface (SCSI) target protocols, and an integrated three-port hub for dual-port HBAs with industry-standard technology, we have made our HBAs the highest performance Fibre Channel interfaces available," said David Greig, Computer Group vice president, SBS Technologies, Inc. "Our end-user markets demand exceptional performance and exceptional flexibility. These new Fibre Channel products offer a breadth of options to the embedded market from a single source." Unique Flexibility and Performance SBS' new Fibre Channel interfaces include three HBAs with one copper HSSCD port and one multimode fiber-optic port; six HBAs with a single fiber-optic or copper HSSDC port; and six HBAs with single-mode, fiber-optic transceivers. SBS' three copper/fiber dual-ported HBAs have two ports connected to the QLogic ISP2200A PCI to Fibre Channel chipset through an integrated three-port hub. This port combination allows cable media to be mixed on a single HBA. The six single-port HBAs that have either one copper HSSDC port or one multimode fiber-optic port support both RemoteDMA and SCSI target drivers for peer-to-peer communications while offering a lower price point for customers requiring only a single port. Six HBAs with single mode fiber-optic transceivers are also being introduced. All six include an extended depth receive buffer of128K bytes and can transmit data up to 10 kilometers. Single and dual-ported models will be available. All SBS Fiber Channel HBAs include software drivers for Solaris, Linux, Windows NT, VxWorks, and LynxOS. Pricing and Availability The new SBS HBAs will be available in the Q4 2000. Prices start at $985.00 in U.S. dollars for the PCI single copper port HBA. About SBS Technologies, Inc. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for CompactPCI, VME, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards; WAN I/O modules; industrial I/O modules; avionics modules and analyzers; bus interconnection products; expansion units; real-time networks; telemetry boards; data acquisition software and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation.
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