SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O Introduces First IndustryPack© Carrier Board for VME64x

<UL> <LI>Features on board 2 MB of non-volatile flash memory <LI>Designed for both commercial and industrial temperature applications <LI>Rear panel I/O access eliminates EMI emissions and simplifies

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O announces the availability and shipment of the VIPC664-ET Quad IndustryPack carrier board. The VIPC664-ET is designed to meet I/O requirements for any VME64 Extension-based system deployed in military, telecommunications and industrial automation applications. "The enhanced, feature-filled design of the VIPC664-ET is central to our overall goal to provide flexible, modular I/O products. It offers real panel I/O access which simplifies the cabling architecture and decreases the amount of maintenance generally required," says Chris Thompson, General Manager of SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. "The VIPC664-ET also offers additional features -- such as on board Flash memory, and support for industrial temperature operations -- suitable for any VME64x industrial system." Price and Availability
The VIPC664-ET Quad carrier board, priced at $1,090 (list), is available for immediate shipment. Two types of transition modules are also available now. The XM-664-80 and the XM-644-60 provide rear backplane I/O access and are priced at $295 (list) each. The XM-664-80 supports IEEE 1101.11 form factor enclosures and the XM-644-60 provides support for alternative non-IEEE 1101.11 enclosures. Features
The VIPC664-ET includes four IndustryPack sites and supports either four single-wide modules or two double-wide IP modules. It is compatible with over 125 IndustryPack modules for various I/O functions, such as analog, digital, serial, motion control, telecommunications and fieldbus. Three interrupt modes are provided in the VIPC664-ET to provide a flexible programming architecture - seven interrupt modes, single level interrupt mode and interrupt disable mode. An on board 2 MB of non-volatile flash memory is provided for general purpose storage. Interrupt capabilities are available for interrupt driven flash programming and erasure. The power check circuit and status registers verify power to the IndustryPack slots with both a visual LED indicator and software accessible status bit and interrupt. EMI gaskets and ejector-injector handles are provided for the front panel to meet VME64x and IEEE 1101.11 requirements and to reduce EMI emissions. 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. Over 125 IP modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, data communications, motion control, field bus, temperature measurement and graphics controller applications. SBS GreenSpring also designs and manufactures PC&8226;MIP modules and carrier boards for applications requiring higher bandwidth, higher density I/O solutions. 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 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: