SBS Embedded Computers (Formerly V·I Computer) Announces the Power·4C, Highest Performance PowerPC VME Board

<li>366 MHz PowerPC 604R</li><li>64-320 MB SDRAM</li><li>Upgrade path from POWER&middot;4B</li>

SBS Embedded Computers (formerly V·I Computer) announces the shipment of its new Power·4C VME board, satisfying customer demand for the highest performance PowerPC processor currently available. The 4C features the 604R running at 366 MHz and delivering 9.2 SPECfp and 14.8 SPECint. Applications include shipboard communication systems, flight simulators and high performance servers for datacom applications. "The Power·4C is the latest in our series of high performance PowerPC VME boards," said Harry White, President of SBS V·I Computer. "The 604R processor includes a double precision floating point unit allowing customers a 50 to100 percent performance boost compared to the 750. Add in the memory and I/O flexibility and the Power·4C is an extremely powerful board." Price and Availability The Power·4C offers an effortless upgrade from many other commercial PowerPC boards with p2 I/O. Available for immediate delivery, the 4C is priced at $5,175.00 with 64 MB. Additional memory can be added with 2 memory mezzanine modules. Features For customers that require p2 I/O, the Power·4C offers 10/100BaseTX/AUI, SCSI-20, 2 RS-232C and 2 RS 422 serial ports off p2. If backplane space is at a minimum, SBSí paddleboard measures a scant 9.5cm x 4.5cm or customers can target a standard 80mm 761 transition module. To increase flexibility on the 4C, customers can add additional memory with 1 or 2 memory modules (64 MB or 128 MB) yet still maintain a single VME slot. Further flexibility on card includes a standard PMC module site, with 1553, FDDI, ATM, TI/EI, graphics, and many more PMC modules supported and sold directly by SBS Embedded Computers. To complete the Power·4C, real-time operating system software support includes VxWorks, pSOS+, Lynx OS and Open BSD. All board support packages are supplied and supported directly by SBS Embedded Computers. About SBS Embedded Computers (formerly V·I Computer) Located in Encinitas, Calif., SBS Embedded Computers (formerly V·I Computer) 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. Products are typically used in telecommunication, industrial automation and defense applications. The company was recently acquired by SBS Technologies, Inc. In addition, SBS Embedded Computers based in Raleigh, NC, designs and manufactures embedded single board computers using Pentium CPUs on VMEbus and CompactPCI platforms. 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 on SBS Embedded Computers (formerly V·I Computer), contact Bret Farnum, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 102, Encinitas, CA 92024; Phone (800) VME-CPUS; Fax (760) 632-5829; Email:; web site: All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.