SBS Technologies, Inc. Embedded PPC Products Announces Palomar II, a PPMC Module-Hosting PPC 750 Processor

<li>366-466 MHz PowerPC 750</li><li>64-256 MB or SDRAM, 1 MB L2 CACHE, 4.5MB Flash</li><li>Customized for specific applications in eight weeks</li>

SBS Technologies, Inc.Embedded PPC Products (formerly V·I Computer) announces the availability of Palomar II, a PPMC module featuring the high performance PowerPC 750 processor. New PowerPC 750 processors offer lower core voltages, keeping the Palomar II within standard PMC power and dimension standards. Many telecom and datacom customers are designing in PMC sites on their baseboards and Palomar II is an easily upgradeable processor engine. "After the successful launch of Palomar I in November, we developed the Palomar II, which provides additional features that meet the growing demands of the telecommunications market and satisfy the current requirements of VITA32," stated Bret Farnum, General Manager. Price and Availability Palomar II is currently available. Pricing is based on processor and memory configurations, but volume pricing will be in the $1,500.00 range. Features Palomar II is configured with a 366 MHz PowerPC 750 processor, 1 MB L2 cache, 64 MB SDRAM (ECC), 4.5MB of Flash Memory, 2 serial ports and a JTAG port. Coupled with several real-time operating systems like VxWorks, Palomar II brings the processing power and memory of a 6U card to the PMC form-factor. Palomar II can be customized in as little as eight weeks with no NRE. About SBS Embedded PPC Products (formerly V·I Computer) Located in Carlsbad, Calif., SBS Embedded PPC Products (formerly V·I Computer) designs, manufactures and markets PowerPC-based CPU boards for embedded computer applications that utilize VMEbus, CompactPCI, or custom SBC's. Products are typically used in telecommunication, industrial automation and defense applications. The company was acquired by SBS Technologies, Inc., in August 1998. 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 on SBS Embedded PPC Products (formerly V·I Computer), contact Bret Farnum, 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008 ; Phone (800) VME-CPUS x2652; Fax (760) 438-6904; Email:, web site: All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.