SBS Technologies Announces Industry First PowerPC Conduction Cooled 6U CompactPCI CPU Board

  • Designed for commercial rugged and military applications requiring extreme temperature, vibration and shock resistance
  • PowerPC 755 or 7410 on a single-slot 6U board for high-performance CompactPCI applications
  • Dual PMC sites for expandability
SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE) today introduced the CK3, the industry's first conduction cooled PowerPC-based CPU card for 6U CompactPCI applications meeting requirements for extreme operational environments. Targeting the COTS/military and commercial market, the CK3 is designed for use in a wide variety of computing applications requiring real-time control and low heat dissipation in extreme operational environments, such as fighter aircrafts, helicopter systems, land-based vehicles, shipboard, and industrial control applications. "The CK3 was designed in anticipation of our customers' needs for real-time control and advanced expansion capability, deployable in an extensive breadth of rugged applications," states Clarence Peckham, President Government Group, SBS Technologies. "We continue to grow our COTS ruggedized portfolio and have delivered another first in the CPCI conduction cooled market." The high-performance CK3 is available with either a G3 or G4 PPC processor, up to 512MB RAM, a 10/100BaseT Ethernet port, two PMC sites, two serial ports, and IDE support. The CK3 accommodates most deployable environments and is offered in commercial, rugged convection cooled and conduction cooled styles. The single slot installation and rugged design of the CK3 is well suited for small rack-mounted systems. Additionally, the CK3-TM transition module is available to bring rear panel I/O signals out to standard connectors. Software Support A VxWorks® 5.4 BSP (Board Support Package) for PowerPC is available with the CK3. LynxOS® and Linux BSPs are scheduled for future release. Pricing and Availability The CK3 is currently available. The list price for the CK3 with a 400MHz 755 processor and 128MB memory is $4,000 (USD). Please contact the SBS Sales Team for OEM pricing. About SBS Technologies SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve the commercial, communication and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, SBS has locations in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Germany. More information on SBS is available at Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies' filings with the SEC, including SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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