SBS Technologies Announces a New Product Line of Conduction Cooled DSP-based I/O Modules

New Boards Provide DSP Performance, FPGA Reconfigurability, PMC Site Expansion in 3U CompactPCI and 6U VME Form Factors

  • Altera FPGA based I/O Controller
  • TI TMS5402 DSP-based signal processing
  • Conduction cooled -40°C to +85°C
  • Built-In-Test Capability
  • VxWorks®, Integrity® and Microsoft® Windows® support ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced a new line of conduction cooled DSP-based I/O Interface boards for military and defense applications. This new release consists of seven I/O boards: Three in the 6U VME DIO1/2/3-VME-CC line and four in the 3U cPCI DIO1/2/3-cPCI-CC line. “As SBS expands its integrated system solutions, we found that customer-specific input and output requirements represented the greatest variability in offering off-the-shelf solutions. Our design engineering teams leveraged their experiences using DSP and FPGA-based computing platforms into product designs that provide reconfigurability and reuse from application to application, regardless of the bus architecture or board form factor. 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 DSP-based I/O interface boards are based on Texas Instruments' TMS5402 DSP and Altera's 1K ACEX FPGA devices. The cPCI DSP-based I/O interface boards feature a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) Interface slot for added versatility. All of these boards are based on SBS core designs and have varying I/O capabilities that can be added to or modified from an extensive array of previously designed and verified I/O circuits. These cPCI and VME conduction cooled 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 board to combine the functionality of several specialty boards while saving precious backplane slots for other uses. Because these board designs are based upon a programmable architecture, SBS can provide custom features such as Engineering Unit (EU) conversion and precise timing of signals and sample rates. DIO Conduction Cooled Product Line:
    120 Analog to Digital ConvertersTwo 50kHz Serial Differential Inputs and Outputs 32 Analog-to-Digital Converters Eight Bi-level Optically Coupled Inputs and Outputs 16 Discrete Outputs 300mA @ 28V 32 0V to 28V Discrete Inputs 24 Discrete Ground/Open Inputs 0V to 28V
    104 General Purpose Discrete Outputs 20 high level 16-bit Differential Analog Inputs and Outputs 32 General Purpose Discrete Outputs Eight Individually Programmable Bi-level Discretes 16 Discrete Open Collector Outputs Four Frequency Inputs 16 TTL Discrete Inputs and Outputs
    Eight SW Programmable Discrete Outputs   2 Tone Generator Output Lines Eight Individually Programmable GP TTL I/O's 32 Discrete Source Outputs 300mA @ 28V 11 High level Single Ended Analog Inputs 16 HLD Loopback Inputs
    Eight High Current DIO Outputs         Eight TTL Bi-level Discrete Inputs and Outputs 28 low Level Differential Analog Inputs 16 Discrete Ground/Open Outputs
              Six DC Programmable Analog Outputs One Analog Interface
              Four Excitation Outputs Eight Channel 10-Bit ADC
              One Analog Interface  
              Eight Channel 10-Bit ADC  
    All these DSP-based I/O modules support Wind River Systems' VxWorks® and Green Hills Software's Integrity® operating systems and come configured with built-in testing capability software. Pricing & Availability The DSP-based I/O Interface Boards are available now and list pricing begins as follows: DIO1-VME-CC US $13262 DIO2-VME-CC US $9538 DIO3-VME-CC US $9538 DIO-cPCI-CC US $9498 DIO1-cPCI-CC US $7344 DIO2-cPCI-CC US $8400 DIO3-cPCI-CC US $8400 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
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    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.