SBS Greenspring Announces Intelligent 3U VME IndustryPack© Carrier Board With 68EN360 CPU

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O today announced the availability of the VIPC360, a new 3U VME dual IndustryPack© carrier board with two IndustryPack sites and a 32 MHz MC68EN360 QUICC communications processor. The VIPC360 provides a high-density, high-performance solution for ruggedized control and telecommunications applications. "The VIPC360 is specifically designed for applications where space is limited but high density I/O is required," said Joe Zabkar, President of SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. "The 3U VME form factor is used widely in control and communications applications. The VIPC360 enables the customer to expand I/O functionality to meet all requirements in systems with space constraints. For larger production quantity orders, SBS GreenSpring can specially configure the VIPC360 design with increased memory, or different interfaces, substituting the standard RS-232 interface with the RS-422 if requested. "Pricing and Availability
The VIPC360 is available for immediate shipment. It is priced at $1,750 list. An industrial extended temperature version of the VIPC360 will be available in Q1 of 1998. Independent IP Sites Support Either 8 or 32 MHz IP ModulesThe VIPC360 supports A24, A16 VMEbus master and slave with slot one capabilities including arbiter. It includes 1 MB of FLASH memory, and 4 MB of DRAM for 68360 code and communications data. Optionally available is 256 KB of high-speed volatile SRAM. The SRAM, FLASH and DRAM memories, in addition to the 68360 on-chip RAM and registers, are all dual ported. Dual port memory can be accessed by both a VMEbus master and the 68360 processor. Two IndustryPack positions allow for the implementation of an extremely wide-range of high-performance, applications-oriented, single-slot I/O solutions. The two IP sites are independent of each other and support either 8 or 32 MHz IndustryPack modules. The VIPC360 also features a 10BaseT Ethernet interface, a battery-backed Real Time Clock, and an RS-232 interface. LEDs to indicate CPU RUN, IP access, VME master and slave access and Ethernet activity are also included. A background debug mode (BDM) port is provided for comprehensive software development, and an optional VxWorks and pSOS+ BSP will soon be available. The VIPC360 offers a total of four connectors, two RJ45 front panel connectors, for Ethernet and RS-232 serial port, and two 50-pin connectors for IP on PCB. About SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O
SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets IP mezzanine I/O modules (under the IndustryPack' name) and IP carrier boards for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32 PC/104 and standalone platforms. Currently, over 125 IP modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, datacomm, motion control, field bus, temperature measurement, and graphics controller 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, interconnection and expansion units, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial 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 further information on SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O, contact 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Ph- (650) 327-1200; fax-(650) 327-3808; e-mail:; web: