SBS Delivers Avionics, ½ ATR, Conduction-Cooled Chassis

  • ½ ATR short, sealed aluminum chassis
  • 5 slots for conduction-cooled, 6U VME circuit boards
  • VMEbus backplane supporting VME64 extensions
  • Strong thermal performance
  • ARINC-404A form factor Boston, Mass. (November 18, 2002) – SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, today introduced the RCOM05-ATR-6V standard ½ ATR short ARINC-404 chassis designed to meet the strict space limitations of the ARINC-404A envelope used in most avionics applications. A preview of the chassis will be available at the Fall 2002 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, November 19-21 (Booth #818). The lightweight aluminum chassis is cooled by convection or via a base cold plate, which results in excellent thermal performance and allows a maximum temperature range of -40° C to +71° C. "The ½ ATR chassis exemplifies our commitment to delivering integrated solutions for avionics applications in which COTS is a requirement and space is limited," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Technologies' Commercial and Government Group. Available as part of an integrated solution, the chassis will support SBS's large breadth of products, which can be used for many system applications. The chassis houses a five-slot 6U VME64X backplane accommodating up to five top-loaded conduction cooled 6U VME boards, including power supply, and a 300W 28VDC plug in power supply that is MIL-STD-740D and MIL-STD-461C compliant. The chassis' removable surfaces are provided with environmental/EMI gaskets, which protect internal electronic assemblies from airborne contaminants. The chassis is sealed creating a dry air environment with all boards, including the power supply secured with wedge locks to enhance resistance against shock and vibration. Price and Availability
    RCOM05-ATR-6V chassis will be available December 2002. Pricing starts at $18,500 for the chassis when purchased as part of an integrated system. About SBS Technologies
    SBS Technologies, Inc., Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise, and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at
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