SBS Technologies Delivers Highly Versatile 6U CompactPCI System/Non-System Slot Controller

  • Allows mixing of legacy boards with newer PMCs without compromising performance
  • Operates in active, isolated and peripheral modes
  • GT-64260 PCI Bridge with two 64-bit PCI bus interfaces
  • Features 750CXe PowerPC processor – core up to 667 MHz SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, today announced Olympus 1000, a 6U CompactPCI system/non-system slot controller featuring the IBM PowerPC© 750CXe processor and GT-64260 dual PCI bridge. The Olympus 1000 functions as a RSS Universal CPU (RU-CPU) and can operate in active, isolated and peripheral modes, making it ideal for advanced routing and switching applications. Olympus 1000 also supports Wind River System, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: WIND) recently released Tornado® 2.2 / VxWorks® 5.5 development platform. "This is an extremely versatile board, designed to maximize performance and offer multiple configuration options for unique customer applications," said Dan Moore, president of the SBS communications and enterprise group. "Olympus 1000 can operate within a High Availability (HA) system environment, such as the SBS Technologies Cascade™ SE2.16, performing configuration and arbitration operations and servicing interrupts. As a non-HA system controller, it supports a standard 8-slot CompactPCI backplane at 33 MHz." "The Olympus 1000 controller, with a board support package (BSP) by SBS for the VxWorks 5.5 real-time operating system, is a great example of the value chain supported by the WindLink Partner Program. Tornado 2.2 provides our most dependable development platform to date," said Caroline Yao, director of partner solutions, at Wind River. "The unique CompactPCI support offered by SBS provides a reliable and flexible design platform to our joint customers." Unique to the Olympus 1000, the GT-64260 bridge provides two interfaces: PCI 0 is a 64-bit 66 MHz hot-swap-compliant CompactPCI bus; PCI 1 can function at 33 MHz or 66 MHz and 32 or 64-bits wide. Olympus 1000 also includes a secondary 32-bit PCI bus, which is isolated from the primary PCI bus by a 21154 PCI-to-PCI bridge. This allows the board to support more PCI devices downstream on the secondary side and allows the mixing of legacy boards with newer, faster PMCs without sacrificing performance. The Olympus 1000 is a PICMG 2.16-compliant node board with two 10/100Base-T Ethernets. An additional 10/100Base-T Ethernet is available on the front panel RJ-45. An optional rear transition module provides access to two serial ports, an IDE hard drive, hard drive activity LED, and optionally, the PICMG 2.16 Ethernet ports. Pricing & Availability
    Olympus 1000 has a list price of $4,395 and is currently available. About Wind River's WindLink™ Partner Program
    The WindLink Partner Program is focused on helping hardware and software developers, system integrators, and consultants create and sell products and services that complement or are integrated with Wind River products. Wind River continually seeks out partners in strategic market segments such as Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, Internet appliances, consumer electronics, and semiconductors. WindLink partners work hand-in-hand with Wind River to provide total solutions to joint customers. About Wind River
    Wind River is a worldwide leader in integrated embedded software solutions for creating reliable and innovative connected devices. Wind River provides development tools, embedded operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products in network infrastructure, digital consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think™. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. About SBS Technologies, Inc.
    SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at
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