SBS Technologies, Inc. Modular I/O Announces 16-Channel RS-232 Interface For 6U CompactPCI

<li>Provides 16 EIA-232 asynchronous serial channels</li><li>Supports data transmission rates up to 115.2 kbps</li><li>Front and back panel I/O</li>

SBS Technologies, Inc. Modular I/O today announced the CP-6201, a 16-channel asynchronous serial board for 6U CompactPCI. At an extremely low cost per port, the CP-6201 is ideal for communications applications that require multiple serial ports in a single 6U slot. &8220;Over the past year, SBS Technologies has developed an extensive array of communications interfaces for CompactPCI and VME-based architectures,&8221; says David Greig, Vice President, SBS Technologies Computer Group. &8220;The CP-6201 is representative of the variety of choices we will continue to offer the communications and network system designer.&8221; Price and Availability The CP-6201 will be available for production shipments in May. It is priced at $595 (list). Driver support will be available for popular operating systems such as VxWorks and Windows NT. Features The CP-6201 provides 16 high performance asynchronous EIA-232 serial channels on a single 6U CompactPCI board. Each port has four serial signals (TxD, RxD, CTS and RTS), and supports data transmission rates up to 115.2 kbps by utilizing UARTs with 128 byte transmit and receive FIFOs per channel. A 7.3728 MHz oscillator is used to provide standard baud rates that are individually programmable for each channel. All signals are routed to high-density front panel connectors as well as to the CompactPCI back panel J5 connector. About SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O An ISO-9001 registered company, 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. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS product lines include CPU 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 further information on SBS Technologies, Inc. Modular I/O, contact 8371C Central Avenue, Newark, CA 94560; Phone: (510) 742-2500; Fax: (510) 742-2501; Email:; Web site:

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