SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O Introduces Octal Serial PMC Module

<UL> <LI>Provides eight channels of RS-232/422 serial channel to the carrier board <LI>Features 128 bytes of transmit FIFO and 128 bytes of receive FIFO per channel <LI>Ideal for serial I/O and data

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O announces the availability of PMC-Octal Pro, a new PMC module that provides a high-density serial channel solution for VME and CompactPCI boards with PMC sites. Designed for embedded applications such as machine control, military systems and computer telephony, PMC-Octal Pro provides eight channels of high-performance asynchronous RS-232/422 serial channels. "Our newest PMC module, PMC-Octal Pro, is in sync with our goal to provide comprehensive I/O solutions for VME and CompactPCI systems under Pentium or PowerPC-based architectures," explains Chris Thompson, General Manager, SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. "Enhancing our PMC product line with PMC-Octal Pro, and our new PMC products scheduled for Q1 release, gives our customers a breadth of I/O solutions to choose from, be it PMC, IndustryPack or PC&8226;MIP." Pricing and Availability
PMC-Octal Pro is priced starting at $550 (list), and is available for immediate shipment. An optional VxWorks software device driver is available for $400. Features and Benefits
PMC-Octal Pro features two Quad UART SCCs, with a large FIFO buffer (128K) to allow high-performance, asynchronous serial communications. Interrupts are fully supported per channel, with four selection and programmable transmit/receive FIFO interrupt trigger levels. Up to 115.2 kbaud is supported for RS-232, and up to 460.8 kbaud is supported for RS-422. A 7.3728 MHz standard oscillator is used to provide standard asynchronous baud rates with an on-board empty oscillator site available for custom baud rate generation. Baud rate software is configurable from 50bps to 460.8 kpbs via the built-in programmable baud rate generator. About SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O
SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets modular I/O solutions using mezzanine standards such as IndustryPack©, PC&8226;MIP, and PMC for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32, PC/104 and stand-alone embedded platforms. Currently, over 125 SBS GreenSpring 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:

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