SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O Introduces IndustryPack© Carrier Board with PowerPC Processor

<UL> <LI>Offers single-board, one-slot 6U VME solution <LI>Features powerful 50MHz MPC860T processor <LI>Guaranteed compatibility with over 300 IndustryPacks </UL>

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O today announced the availability of the new VIPC860 intelligent IndustryPack carrier board. The VIPC860, which is designed for high end embedded applications that call for a mix of I/O requirements, features the MPC860T PowerPC-based processor, four modular IndustryPack sites, a high performance 100BaseT Fast Ethernet port and four high-speed serial ports. "The VIPC860 provides a migration path for users that wish to upgrade from the MVME162 processor to PowerPC-based single board computers but want to continue utilizing IndustryPack, the leading mezzanine in terms of modularity, open architecture and product availability,î explains Chris Thompson, General Manager of SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. "Customers can mix-and-match over 125 IP modules available from SBS GreenSpring with the VIPC860 and the popular VxWorks board support package to create a comprehensive PowerPC-based industrial computing solution." Price and Availability
The VIPC860 will be available for shipment in August, 1998. It is priced at $2,695. An optional board support package for the VxWorks operating system is also available for $1,995.
The VIPC860 features 4MB of non-volatile Flash memory as boot code and 16 MB of EDO DRAM for MPC860T code and communications data. The Flash and DRAM memories, in addition to the MPC860T on-chip RAM and registers, are all dual-ported and 32-bit. The VIPC860 can be run as a master or slave in a VMEbus system. Four independent IndustryPack sites can be programmed to either 8 or 32 MHz per IP module specification VITA 4-1995. This guarantees compatibility with over 300 IndustryPacks currently on the market. About SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O
SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets IP mezzanine I/O modules (under the IndustryPackÆ name) and IP carrier boards for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32, PC/104 and standalone platforms. Currently, over 125 SBS GreenSpring IP modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, data communications, 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, 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: