SBS Technologies Announces 3U CompactPCI-based IEEE 1394B Interface Card

<b>Conduction-cooled 1394B-3CP1 Brings High-Speed IEEE 1394 I/O (FireWire) Technology to Data-Intensive Networks</b>

  • 8 – 1394B ports from 4 node controllers
  • 2 – USB 2.0 ports
  • 3.3V or 5V 3U CompactPCI® Interface
  • VxWorks® Drivers
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 31, 2005–SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE): Today, SBS Technologies continued its role as an embedded computer market leader by introducing the conduction-cooled 3U 1394B-3CP1 CompactPCI IEEE 1394B input/output card. The 1394B I/O card is engineered to support a maximum data transport speed of 400 Mbits/second (S400B). The versatile 1394B-3CP1 offers a maximum data rate of 100 Mbits/second (S100B) for designs that require transformer-coupled bus isolation. The 1394B-3CP1 is ideal for data communications, avionics, navtronics, vetronics, LAN networking, and telecommunication applications that need the versatility, high throughput and flexibility of 1394-based connections. Using a PCI bridge to interface a CompactPCI bus to the card, the 3U 1394B-3CP1 card uses four high-performance 1394B nodes with two ports per node for a total of eight 1394B ports. Four user-defined, general purpose 1394B I/O ports give system designers the flexibility to support various data speeds up to 400 Mbits/second. In addition, the 1394B-3CP1 supports the USB 2.0 data transport protocol with one USB node containing two USB 2.0 ports, providing the 1394B-CP1 card with added versatility. "With the introduction of a conduction-cooled 1394B in a CompactPCI form factor, our customers can take advantage of the flexibility of 1394B devices in their system designs," said Dave Wessing, Vice President and General Manager of the SBS Government Group. "System engineers can configure the conduction-cooled 1394B-3CP1 for robust synchronous serial communications as an engine controller or with system peripherals such as video cameras, data storage units and other 1394–enabled devices." Price and Availability: The 1394B-3CP1 includes drivers for VxWorks and is available now. The conduction-cooled 1394B-3CP1 card lists for US$5995. # # # About SBS Technologies SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS has eight primary operating locations, regional sales offices throughout the United States and international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS and its products is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.'s product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, and product capabilities. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; the impact of rapid technological and market change; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the SBS SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in the SBS Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports. Sales Contact 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171