New CompactPCI Board with Eight Channels of Multi-Protocol Communications Introduced by SBS Technologies

Features of the CP-6211:

  • Designed for LAN/WAN, Telecom and Synchronous or Asynchronous Serial Communications
  • 6U Board Offers Rear Panel I/O Through Transition Module
  • Supports HDLC, LAPB, LAPD, and Other Protocols
  • SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE), today announced a new 6U CompactPCI board with eight channels of multi-protocol high-speed serial communication ports. The CP-6211 can be used in many data communications, LAN/WAN networking, and telecommunications applications that require support for multiple channels of high-performance, synchronous or asynchronous serial communications in 6U CompactPCI systems. &8220;The CP-6211 gives designers maximum flexibility when implementing the most common serial protocols,&8221; said David Greig, Vice President, SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group. &8220;The large FIFOs and DMA burst capabilities of the CP-6211 are optimized for continuous protocol processing without over-burdening the system host CPU,&8221; he concluded. Maximum Design Flexibility
    The CP-6211 provides eight channels of multi-protocol high-speed serial data communications on a 6U CompactPCI hot swap board. A maximum data rate of 8 Mbit/sec is supported for synchronous protocols utilizing an external clock. Up to 2 Mbit/sec is supported for asynchronous protocols. Each of the eight channels is fully programmable to support many high-performance serial communications protocols, such as asynchronous, monosync, bisync, HDLC, SDLC, LAPB, LAPD, ISDN, and PPP. The CP-6211 supports a wide selection of physical interfaces, configurable by software alone. Channels can be individually selected as RS-232, V.35, V.36, RS-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A or X.21. No hardware reconfiguration is required. Ten signal pairs plus two single signals for each channel are available at the rear I/O connectors J3 and J5. An optional Rear Transition Module, the TM-681, brings the complete signal set for each of the eight channels to individual small serial I/O connectors. Price and Availability
    The CP-6211 will be available for production shipments in October. It is OEM priced at $1,390 in the U. S. Driver support is available for the VxWorks and Windows NT operating systems. 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. Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are &8220;forward-looking statements,&8221; including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies&8217; filings with the SEC, including SBS&8217; Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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