SBS Bit 3 Operations Introduces VMEbus Node Cards For Broadcast Memory Simultaneous Networks

  • VMEbus and PCI can be combined on the same network
  • Up to 8 MB of shared memory space
  • High bandwidth and low latency SBS Bit 3 Operations has introduced the Model 25x6 series of VMEbus node cards for its Broadcast MEMORY networks. Broadcast MEMORY, a unique high-performance hub-configured networking system, is engineered for applications requiring real-time, simultaneous memory sharing across multiple computers. The new VMEbus node cards connect the host VMEbus system to the Broadcast MEMORY network via fiber-optic cables. Model 25x6 series VMEbus node cards can be used with SBS Bit 3 PCI node cards on the same network for a wide variety of applications. Available shared memory sizes are 256K, 512K, 1M, 2M, 4M, and 8 MB. "Legacy VMEbus cards and painless migration from VMEbus to PCI are major concerns," said Paul Tommerdahl, Product Manager: Broadcast MEMORY. "The VMEbus node cards are the best solutions for applications requiring one or more VMEbus nodes because now VMEbus and PCI can be combined on the same Broadcast MEMORY network." Price and Availability
    A VMEbus node card with 256K of shared memory is priced at $2,179.00; a VMEbus node with 8M of shared memory is $2,865.00. Each VMEbus node card package includes one VMEbus node card and a manual. Fiber-optic cables are ordered separately. Availability is early Q1 1999. Features
    The VMEbus node cards consist of a VMEbus interface, up to 8 MB of shared memory space, 256K bytes of memory for write interrupt enables, a 1K byte FIFO for storing write interrupts, and a full-duplex communications interface to the Broadcast MEMORY hub. Both VMEbus node card models comply with IEEE 1014C specifications. 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 for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) 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 information on SBS Bit 3 Operations, contact 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; phone (651) 905-4700; Fax (651) 905-4701; email:; web site: