SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers Introduces New 6U VMEbus CPU Board

<UL> <LI>Up to 450 MHz Pentium&copy; II performance <LI>100 or 66 MHz CPU bus interface <LI>512KB L2 cache and up to 512 MB SDRAM <LI>One PMC expansion slot </UL>

SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers (formerly SBS Embedded Computers) introduces the VP7, a VMEbus CPU board in a 6U form factor. Based on the Intel© Pentium© II processor and their 440BX chipset, the board is capable of running processors up to 450 MHz and supports the new 100 MHz SDRAMs with optional ECC technology. A PMC slot makes it possible to use standard off-the-shelf PMC modules. "The All-In-One design concept allows our customers to configure and order the VP7 with a range of speed, memory and on-board peripherals," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers. Price and Availability
The VP7 is priced starting at $3,500 and will be available by early second quarter. Additional Features
On-board peripheral options include: a 64-bit VGA/LCD graphic controller (1600x1200), a Flash drive (up to 240MB), a Fast-Ethernet with integrated 12KB FIFO, two serial Channels (COM3,4), a SCSI interface (up to 40MB/s), and one parallel port (LPT2) The VME64 interface is designed around the industry standard CA91C142 Universe-2 PCI to VMEbus controller with up to 70MB/S transfer rate, FIFOs for write posting, DMA controller with linked list support and master/slaves transfer modes. With 512 Kbyte of L2 cache and a 64-bit main memory ranging from 32 to 512Mbyte of SDRAM, the VP7 is a well-balanced system for a variety of applications. The board includes two USB-, two RS232/422/485-, one floppy-, one keyboard-, a PS/2-mouse interface and an enhanced parallel port (LPT1). Additionally, the board includes a real-time clock, a watchdog, and a programmable NMI timer (0.25 to 16msec) for hard real-time. Besides operating systems like Windows© NT / 98, MS-DOS© and Solaris, the manufacturer supports real-time operating systems such as QNX© and VxWorks©. 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, and industrial-grade computers. SBS 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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