SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O Introduces IndustryPack© for Controller Area Networks

<UL> <LI>Features intelligent 20 MHz Siemens C167 microcontroller <LI>Compatible with any CAN-based network </UL>

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O today announced the availability of IP-CAN -- the latest addition to the company's line of field bus interface IndustryPacks. IP-CAN implements the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol using a Siemens C167 intelligent CAN controller. CAN, a broadcast-oriented communications protocol, offers a comprehensive solution to managing communication between controllers, sensors, actuators and human-machine interfaces in industrial environments. This highly configurable IndustryPack is designed with built-in memory for end-user firmware development. It is compatible with any CAN-based network, such as Honeywell's Smart Distributed System (SDS), SAE J1939 and proprietary CAN networks. "The proven IndustryPack design ensures compatibility across any platform, whether it be VME, PCI or ISA," explains Joe Zabkar, President, SBS Computer Group. "With IP-CAN,we now offer system integrators and designers specializing in CAN-based networks the flexibility and configurability we already offer with our established line of field bus IndustryPacks, including IP-ARCNET, IP-INTERBUS and IP-LON, to name a few." Price and Availability
The IP-CAN IndustryPack with a Siemens C167 microcontroller is priced at $495 (list). It is available for immediate shipment. Features
IP-CAN is a single-wide Type II IndustryPack that offers complete CAN compatibility. It is an intelligent CAN device with a 20 MHz Siemens C167 microcontroller and 128 KB zero wait state SRAM, 128 KB Flash. It also offers a "bootstrap loader" mechanism to load and boot executable code via the C167's serial port. 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, 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: