SBS Embedded Computers Announces New 6U And 3U CompactPCI CPU Boards With Workstation Performance

<UL> <LI>Up to 450 MHz Pentium&copy; II performance <LI>100 or 66 MHz CPU bus interface <LI>512KB L2 cache and up to 512 MB SDRAM </UL>

SBS Embedded Computers introduces the CP7 (6U) and CC7 (3U) All-In-One CompactPCI CPU boards that allow flexible configuration in processor, main memory and other on-board peripherals to meet customer requirements. Targeted for applications such as communications, industrial automation, scientific, imaging, medical and military, the boards deliver the highest system performance based on its Pentium© II processor and newest chipset generation. "Starting with a 300 MHz Celeron&8482; processor (128Kbyte L2 cache) with the option to upgrade to a 450 MHz Pentium© II processor, the user can customize the CP7 and CC7 for his performance requirements and has room left for future upgrades," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Embedded Computers. "The boards offer front panel and rear I/O." Pricing and Availability
The CP7 and CC7 are available in First Quarter 1999 and are priced beginning at $2,200. Features
The local PCI bus supports a maximum data transfer rate of 132 Mbytes/sec. Integrated on the boards is a 64-bit VGA/LCD graphic controller (1600x1200), Fast-Ethernet-, SCSI and an EIDE controller. In addition to Windows© NT / 95 / 98, MS-DOS© and Solaris, the manufacturer supports real-time operating systems such as QNX© and VxWorks©. The user has the choice to select between a HDD (up to 8.4GB) or a Flash disk (up to 240MB). Optionally, there is a CAN interface (2.0) on the boards.

The 512 Kbyte L2 cache, the Intel chipset 82440BX and the new 100 MHz CPU bus interface allows maximum system performance. The 64-bit main memory is extendable from 8 to 512Mbyte SDRAM, and optionally available with error correction (ECC) technology. The entire memory area of 512Mbyte is cacheable. The board includes two USB-, four RS232/422/485-, one floppy-, one keyboard- and a PS/2-mouse interface, additional two enhanced parallel ports (EPP), real-time clock, watchdog and a programmable NMI timer (0.25 to 16msec) for hard real-time. About SBS Embedded Computers
Located in Raleigh, NC, SBS Embedded Computers designs and manufactures state-of-the-art industrial computing technology, including X86 based designs on VMEbus and CompactPCI with commercial, industrial and ruggedized configurations. These designs offer embedded computing solutions for real-time control, simulation, operator interface, factory automation and many other similar applications. In addition, SBS Embedded Computers (formerly V&8226;I Computer), located in Encinitas, Calif., designs, manufactures and markets CPU boards based on the IBM/Motorola PowerPC processors for embedded computer applications that utilize VMEbus, CompactPCI, or custom single board computers. 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 more information, contact SBS Embedded Computers, 6301 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC; Phone: (919) 851-1101; Fax: (919) 851-2844; email:; web-site:

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