SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O Announces P-HSS2-II, A Complete, High-Speed PC·MIP Serial Solution

<li>Provides two RS-232/RS-422 serial communication channels on Type II PC&middot;MIP module <LI>Broad range of software support is available <LI>Designed for LAN/WAN networking and most telecom

SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O (formerly SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O) announces the availability of P-HSS2-II, a new PC&8226;MIP serial I/O module that offers a solutions-oriented approach to serial communications. It provides two channels of high-speed serial data communications channels on a Type II PC&8226;MIP module along with a broad range of Windows NT© and VxWorks software driver support. P-HSS2-II is the first in a complete line of serial I/O products. SBS Technologies, Modular I/O will introduce new modules for analog, digital, memory, avionics and telecom interfaces throughout the remainder of 1999. "P-HSS2-II is not just a serial I/O module," explains Chris Thompson, General Manager of SBS Technologies, Modular I/O. "It is a complete hardware/software serial communications solution that is available with either Windows NT or VxWorks HDLC and asynchronous drivers. This makes the high bandwidth, high performance PC&8226;MIP serial module ideal for LAN/WAN networking and most telecom and data communications applications." Price and Availability
P-HSS2-II is available for immediate shipment. It is priced at $275 for quantities of 1000.
Features and Benefits
P-HSS2-II provides two channels of software configurable RS-232/RS-422 high-speed serial data communications channels on a Type II PC&8226;MIP module. A maximum data rate of 10 Mbit/sec is supported for synchronous protocols; 2 Mbit/sec for asynchronous protocols. Each of the two channels is fully programmable to support many high performance serial communications protocols, such as asynchronous, monosync, bisync, HDLC, SDLC, LAPB, LAPD, ISDN and PPP. The P-HSS2-II uses a high performance Seimens' PEB20534 Serial Communication Controller with integral PCI bus interface. The module has a central receive FIFO and central transmit FIFO, each 128 deep by 32 bits wide. Four DMA controllers are available to enable the central FIFO to burst into shared memory. P-HSS2-II must be plugged into a carrier slot that has bus mastering capability. About PC&8226;MIP
The PC&8226;MIP draft specification (ANSI/VITA-29), Revision 0.6 is sponsored by SBS Technologies, Motorola Computer Group, and MEN of Nurnberg, Germany. SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers supports PC&8226;MIP with its PRO2 VME bus PC/AT board that comes with three PC&8226;MIP sites for high-performance I/O options. Motorola Computer Group offers its MVME2100 series of VME processor modules featuring the MPC8240 PowerPC microprocessor with support for both PC&8226;MIP and PMC modules. About SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O
SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets modular I/O solutions using mezzanine standards such as IndustryPackÆ, 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 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: (650) 327-1200; Fax: (650) 327-3808; email:; web-site:

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