SBS Technologies Announces a New Product Line of CompactPCI® DSP-based I/O Boards

New DIO1-6CP Provides DSP Performance, FPGA Reconfigurability and PMC Expansion in a 6U CompactPCI Form Factor

  • Altera FPGA-based I/O Controller
  • TI TMS5402 DSP-based signal processing
  • Conduction cooled -40°C to +85°C
  • Two PMC Slots
  • VxWorks® , Integrity® and Microsoft® Windows® support
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM (December 15, 2004) - Today, SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ: SBSE) continued its role as an embedded defense electronics leader by introducing a new member of its line of DSP-based I/O Interface boards for military and defense applications. The 6U DIO1-6CP provides a highly versatile interface between a CompactPCI® bus and DSP-based inputs and outputs. The 6U DIO1-6CP is available in commercial, conformal-coated and conduction-cooled versions. This 6U CompactPCI DSP-based I/O interface board is based on Texas Instruments' TMS5402 DSP and Altera's 1K ACEX FPGA devices. The 6U CompactPCI DSP-based I/O interface board features two PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) Interface slots for added versatility. Based on SBS core designs, the 6U DIO1-6CP has varying I/O capabilities that can be added to or modified from an extensive array of previously designed and verified I/O circuits. "SBS expands its integrated system solutions, we have found that customer-specific input and output requirements represent the greatest variability in offering off-the-shelf solutions. Our design engineering teams leveraged their experiences using DSP-based computing platforms into versatile product designs. This design approach offers our customers an entire portfolio of products that will meet the performance requirements of the end use application and operate in severe temperature, shock, and vibration environments," said Frank Willis, VP Business Development for SBS Technologies. These CompactPCI commercial and conduction-cooled DSP-based I/O boards can handle a wide variety of signals and perform on-the-fly signal processing, making them ideal for mission computers and other applications with harsh environmental demands. DSP program code and FPGA configuration data can be downloaded and stored in Flash memory via the host processor, allowing the 6U DIO1-6CP to combine the functionality of several specialty boards while saving precious backplane slots for other uses. Because this board design is based upon a programmable architecture, SBS can provide custom features such as Engineering Unit (EU) conversion and precise timing of signals and sample rates. The DIO1-6CP DSP-based I/O board supports Wind River Systems' VxWorks, Green Hills Software's Integrity and Microsoft Windows operating systems and comes configured with built-in testing capability software. Pricing & Availability The 6U CompactPCI DSP-based I/O Interface Board is available now. List pricing starts at: 6U cPCI DIO with Front Panel: $7200 6U cPCI DIO with Front Panel and Conformal Coating: $8650 6U cPCI DIO Conduction-Cooled: $10400 # # # 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 include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at Media contact: Herb Bethoney, 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; manufacturing delays; 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 Press Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171