SBS Technologies Expands its FPGA Computing Family with new PC/104 Plus Processor Board

Tsunami™ architecture boosts processing capacity for small embedded systems

  • PC/104 Plus form factor
  • Increased processing capacity on a PC/104 Plus board with little host CPU Loading
  • 32 bit/ 33 MHz PCI bus provides high bandwidth to host resources
  • 28 pairs LVDS I/O, four RS422 inputs,
  • Altera® Stratix™ EP1S30 FPGA Processor
  • Development kit available Albuquerque, NM (February 10, 2004) – Today SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced the Tsunami PC104, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) processor for PC/104 Plus systems. The Tsunami™ PC104 architecture is integrated with SBS' Wave™ FPGA software tool kit which offers developers a platform for easy application development. Aimed at leveraging FPGA processing into small embedded systems, this platform is ideal for mobile cart based systems, machine sensor and control I/O applications. The PC/104 Plus processor includes Altera® Stratix™ FPGAs on a 32 bit/33 MHz PCI interface, with enough memory and high bandwidth data paths to make full use of the outstanding processing power of the Stratix chip. "FPGA-based processing power comes from ASIC-like efficiency of software re-programmable logic, and the ability to parallel-process multiple streams of data," said Ron Strauss, Vice President of SBS Canada. "If your embedded application requires the resources of multiple CPUs or DSPs to process the required data rate and algorithm complexity, you should instead be considering an FPGA computing solution." The Wave FPGA software tool kit provides API, drivers, memory controller, source code and application examples. The Tsunami PC104 is one in a family of FPGA processors and I/O modules provided by SBS Technologies. Choose from PCI, PC/104 Plus form factors or select EP1S25 or EP1S40 FPGAs, all operating in a common Wave software development environment for Windows XP/2000. Price and Availability The Tsunami PC104 Plus can be purchased as a stand alone board for US $4500, or with the Tsunami Development kit and the Wave FPGA software tool kit, for US $6000.00. Both products are available now. 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 offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS' 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 SBS' SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports.
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