SBS Embedded Computers Introduces Flexible Pentium-Based VMEbus PC/AT Board
<UL><LI>Supports variety of embedded applications optimizing cost and performance<LI>Features dual PMC slots for graphic and I/O options<LI>Provides single VMEbus slot solution</UL>
SBS Embedded Computers announces the availability of the PROTEUS, a Pentium-based VMEbus PC/AT board featuring dual PMC slots, processor speeds up to 300 MHz, up to 128 MB of EDO DRAM, and up to 72 MB of Flash Disk-on-Chip, all in a single VMEbus slot. The PROTEUS is part of a product family of Socket 7-based VME processor boards designed for flexibility to meet application specific requirements.
"The PROTEUS is a new embedded concept based on a core board that offers a standard VME interface, a Socket 7-processor (K6 or Pentium MMX), memory, and basic PC/AT I/O functions," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Embedded Computers. "The two PMC slots are used to tailor the board to meet the needs of embedded applications, optimizing cost and performance. The modularity of memory and processors combined with the two PMC slots provide a versatile product that can be configured for use in a wide range of systems."
Price and Availability
The PROTEUS is priced starting at $2,300 (OEM quantities of 100) and is available in June 1998. Call SBS Embedded Computers for various models and pricing. Additional Features
The VMEbus interface is implemented using Tundra's Universe II VMEbus Interface Controller. It provides a full VME64 interface including master, slave, interrupter, interrupt handler, and system controller functions. In addition, PROTEUS includes hardware byte swapping capabilities. Drive interfaces for the PROTEUS include an Enhanced IDE interface with bus-mastering capability and a floppy controller with DMA capability. The IDE and floppy interface signals, along with a serial port (COM1), are available through the VMEbus P2 for ease of connection with SBS Embedded Computers' VMEbus drive modules or with other external drive assemblies. Front panel I/O includes a serial port (COM2), parallel port (LPT1), and a combined mouse-keyboard port. A field upgradeable, flash-based, AT-compliant plug-and-play ROM BIOS is also provided. IBM PC/AT and VMEbus compatible, the PROTEUS supports a wide variety of off-the-shelf software packages developed for the PC architecture. Operating systems supported include Microsoftís MS-DOS, Windows, Windows 95 and Windows NT, as well as real-time operating systems such as QNX and VxWorks. About SBS Embedded Computers
SBS Embedded Computers manufactures and designs embedded single board computers using Pentium CPUs on the VMEbus platform, offering solutions for real-time control, simulation, operator interface, factory automation and many other similar 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 Embedded Computers, contact 6301 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607; Phone: 919/851-1101; Fax: 919/851-2844; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.sbs-embedded.com.