PCI-VME Adapters Now Supported with IRIX AND HP-UX Software Drivers
<UL><LI>Enables data transfers of 26 MB/s<LI>Uses standard UNIX commands<LI>Makes Hewlett Packard and Silicon Graphics workstations function like a VME Single Board Computer</UL>
SBS Bit 3 Operations today announced the availability of two additional software drivers for its PCI-VME Bus Adapters: Model 965 IRIX Support Software for the Silicon Graphics O2 and Model 934 HP-UX Support Software for Hewlett Packard, PCI based workstations. The software drivers join the already available Windows NT, Windows 95, AIX and Solaris Software Drivers from SBS Bit 3. A Digital UNIX driver is available directly from Digital Equipment Corporation.
"The new IRIX and HP-UX software drivers coupled with SBS Bit 3's PCI-VME Adapters enable SGI and HP workstation users to use their workstations just like a VME single board computer," said Tom David, Product Marketing Manager of Adapters for SBS Bit 3 Operations. "The workstation becomes like a processor on the VMEbus and no other VME processor is needed. The workstations see the VMEbus like local memory and I/O."
How it Works
The SBS Bit 3 PCI Support Software provides a device driver, plus all tools, including memory mapping, required to access and control remote bus devices for HP-UX applications using Model 934 software and SGI applications using Model 965 software. These Support Software programs function with SBS Bit 3ís Model 617 high performance PCI-VME Adapter and SBS Bit 3's Model 616 low cost PCI-VME Adapter. Price and Availability
The Model 965 IRIX Support Software and Model 934 HP-UX Support Software are listed at $600 each - with availability of May 1998 and July 1998 respectively. The currently available Model 617 PCI-VME Adapter and Model 616 PCI-VME Adapter are priced at $2850 and $1580 respectively. About SBS Bit 3 Operations
SBS Bit 3 Operations is the premiere provider of high-performance and reliable bus connectivity products that include bus bridges, bus expansion units, and real-time simultaneous networking systems designed to operate in the most demanding applications. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), the parent company, is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (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 communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. For more information on SBS Bit 3 Operations, contact 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; Phone (612) 905-4700; Fax (612) 905-4701; e-mail: email@example.com; web site: www.sbs-bit3.com.