Next-Generation Embedded PC99 Compatible VME Board Announced by SBS Technologies


Features include:

  • Configured With Pentium III or Celeron With Speeds up to 850 MHz
  • Single-Slot 6U Board with PCI Maximizes Real-World Performance
  • Software Compatibility Leverages Investment
  • SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group, (Nasdaq: SBSE), today announced the V5C Embedded PC high-performance single-board-computer. The V5C is a PC99 compatible VMEbus design that can be configured with either a Pentium III or Celeron processor. It is optimally suited for real-world performance that takes advantage of advanced memory technologies and speeds up to 850 MHz. &8220;The V5C is a form fit and function replacement for our very successful V5B Pentium board. All applications written for the V5B will run on the V5C providing an excellent upgrade for V5B users,&8221; said Clarence Peckham, president, SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers. &8220;In addition, the V5C adds features such as Compact FLASH, 1GB of SDRAM and a second Ethernet interface for new applications.&8221; V5C Offers Proven Design and Functionality The V5C is configured with SVGA GUI Accelerated PCI Bus Video, Fast SCSI-2/wide, Dual High-Speed 10/100BaseT Ethernet and VME64 Block Mode Transfer capabilities. The V5C offers improved real-time performance with speeds up to 850MHz with the Celeron or Pentium III processor. The V5C also has increased memory up to 1GB with ECC and 100 MHz SDRAM. The V5C has a 32 KB NVSRAM for data storage, a compact FLASH connector as well as M-Systems FDOC disk on a chip solution or both can be used together. All of the V5B peripherals work with the V5C so that existing transition modules, disk drives and PMC expansion boards can be used without modification. Memory upgrades, up to 512 MB, can also been provided via one SODIMM socket for field upgrade. The V5C Embedded PC is PC99 Design Guide compliant and compatible with the wide variety of off-the-shelf software available for Pentium-based computers. Driver-level support is immediately available for common operating systems including Linux, WindowsNT, QNX and VxWorks. Pricing and Availability The V5C will be available in October 2000. Pricing will start at $3,800 in the U. S. with quantity discounts for both OEM and project-based opportunities. About SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group, is a leading OEM supplier of open-architecture, next generation computer components and systems for CompactPCI, PCI, PMC, VME, PC/104+ and other standard bus architectures. SBS Computer Group product lines include Intel and PowerPC CPU boards, serial and networking modules, analog and digital I/O, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems for communications, industrial automation, military and aerospace, medical imaging, and the general embedded market. About SBS Technologies 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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