SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers Introduces 3U CompactPCI PC/AT Card

<li> Supports wide variety of embedded applications <li> 3U embedded solution optimizes cost and performance

SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers announces the cPRO3, a 3U CompactPCI, Socket 7-based processor board. The cPRO3 is an extension of the PROTEUS family of embedded computers from SBS Technologies that was intentionally designed without excessive overhead to facilitate customization for specific requirements. It offers processor speeds up to 333 MHz, up to 128 MB of EDO DRAM, 512 KB of Level 2 cache, and up to 144 MB of Flash Disk-on-Chip.

"The cPRO3 moves our popular PROTEUS series onto CompactPCI applications and expands on our products that offer a standard interface, a Socket 7-processor (K6 or Pentium MMX), memory, and basic I/O functions," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers. "The board is standard with rear panel COM ports and front panel mouse and keyboard ports. The modularity of memory and processors make the cPRO3 easily customizable to meet the needs of almost any embedded application."

Price and Availability
Pricing for the cPRO3 is $1,100 in OEM quantities and is now available. For various models and pricing, contact SBS Embedded Computers.

Additional Features
The cPRO3 uses an Award BIOS in Flash ROM to allow future BIOS upgrades to be programmed on-site. The card also incorporates the I/O capabilities of a complete PC/AT, offering two RS-232 serial communication ports, a parallel printer port, Ethernet, dual USB ports and keyboard/mouse port. The COM-2 serial port is enhanced for software selectable RS-422 or RS-485 operation.

About SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers
SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers designs and manufactures state-of-the-art industrial computing technology, including X86 based designs on VMEbus and CompactPCI with commercial, industrial and ruggedized configurations. These designs offer embedded computing solutions for real-time control, simulation, operator interface, factory automation and many other similar applications.

SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, DIN-rail embedded PCs, and industrial-grade computers. SBS Technologies' embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets.

For more information, contact SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers, 6301 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607; Phone: (919) 851-1101; Fax: (919) 851-2844; Email:; Web site:

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