SBS Technologies, Inc. Announces Intelligent Four Port E1/T1 PMC Module
<ul> <li>Utilizes powerful new MPC8260 communications processor</li> <li>Four front- or rear-panel E1/T1 interfaces</li> <li>Optional SCbus™ controller </li></ul>
SBS Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE) today announced that PMC-8260, a new intelligent PMC module with four front or rear panel E1 or T1 interfaces, will soon ship in prototype quantities to select telecom customers with full production slated for January 2000. The PMC-8260 utilizes the powerful 133 MHz Motorola MPC8260 PowerQUICC II&8482; Integrated Communications Processor. The PMC-8260 is an ideal mezzanine for VME or CompactPCI host processor or carrier boards that serve applications in the Advanced Intelligent Network, Wireless Infrastructure, or Intelligent Peripheral markets.
"With over a decade of providing industrial I/O mezzanine solutions, we bring experience, technical knowledge and design expertise that many of our competitors can't offer," says Dave Greig, Vice President, SBS Technologies' Computer Group. "This expertise is necessary when designing modules, like the PMC-8260, for mission critical telecom and communications applications. Our customers are ready to adopt the high performance and bandwidth of the new MPC8260 processor, and we are certain that this new design will be the basis of many additional products well-suited for the telecommunications market."
The MPC8260 provides ample processing power to execute protocols such as SS7 directly on the PMC-8260 without relying on the host processor in the VME or CompactPCI system. The module includes 16 Mbytes of 64-bit wide SDRAM and 4 Mbytes Flash memory for local program and data storage. In addition to the flash memory, a 4Kbit serial EEPROM is available for non-volatile storage of application parameters. An ordering option configures the PMC-8260 with a SC4000 controller used as a TDM switch to provide an SCBus interface via the PMC P4 connector. An EIA 232 serial port is also available through the P4 connector for debug and system monitoring capabilities. Software driver development is streamlined with a JTAG connector and daughter board that provides 10/100BaseT Ethernet support. The PMC-8260 module is compliant with standard single-wide PMC specifications IEEE P1386.1 and PCI 2.1 specifications. The PMC-8260 will include software support for implementing SS7 (MTP1 and MTP2) protocol interfaces. The driver support minimizes development time for building Intelligent Network platforms for a wide range of telecom and datacom applications in areas such as VïIP Gateways, Signal Transfer Points (STP), and Intelligent Peripherals (IP). Availability
PMC-8260 will begin shipping in full production quantities in January 2000. SBS Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of embedded computer components and systems used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control, and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and large commercial and defense end-users through a worldwide direct sales force, global channels, and an extensive service and support network. Additional information about SBS Technologies and its products is available through the company's web site at http://www.sbs.com. SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets modular I/O solutions using mezzanine standards such as IndustryPack©, PC&8226;MIP, and PMC for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32, PC/104 and stand-alone embedded platforms. Currently, over 125 SBS Technologies I/O modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, data communications, motion control, field bus, temperature measurement and graphics controller applications. Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders, that involve risks and uncertainties. For information about risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in 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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