SBS Technologies Expands PowerPC™ Processor PMC Series to Meet Demanding Customer Requirements
SBS Technologies (NASDAQ: SBSE) today announced the introduction of Palomar™ IV and V, two new additions to its Palomar series of high-performance PowerPC™ Processor PMC modules (PPMC). Palomar IV's unique design supports ECC memory and packs the performance of the PowerPC 750 processor and 64 to 256 Mbytes of SDRAM into a PPMC-compliant form factor. Offering 8 Mbytes flash, serial 10/100 Ethernet, and a fast Ethernet port for network connectivity, the Palomar IV design includes 1 Mbyte L2 cache to boost application performance. "SBS' expertise in PPMC technology has helped us meet our very tight time-to-market schedule with a full feature set," comments Dario Parola, Executive Director of Hardware Development for Village Networks, Inc. "The Palomar V is an important component in Village Networks' iOPN2000 product, which is the industry's first optical packet node to integrate the intelligence of light-speed packet processing with the power of optical networking," The only PPMC currently available with up to 1 Gbyte SDRAM, Palomar V also offers 1 Mbyte L2 cache and two I2C interfaces. Palomar IV and V extend the capabilities of PPMCs to include 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, as well as higher memory densities with ECC support. "Customers continue to embrace the performance and flexibility of PPMCs," states Bret Farnum, President, SBS Technologies, Communications Products. "SBS remains committed to higher performance processors on future Palomars." The Palomar series delivers PPMC-compatible modules that serve as ideal engines for specialized applications requiring high-performance processors supporting the host card. Software Support Palomar IV and V are currently supported with VxWorks and HardHat Linux software. Other real-time kernels can be ported based on user system requirements. Pricing and Availability Pricing for Palomar IV begins at $1995. Pricing for Palomar V begins at $4495. Both products are available now. For detailed pricing and availability information, please contact the OEM sales team at 888-SBS-COMM or visit us on the web at www.sbs.com. About SBS Technologies SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of open-architecture, standard bus embedded computer components that system designers can easily utilize to create a custom solution specific to the user's unique application. SBS embedded computer components are used in OEM applications such as telecommunications base stations and routers, medical imaging machines, automation and control equipment, and aerospace devices. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems. 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.