SBS Technologies Inc., Modular I/O Announces Two New 6U CompactPCI Mezzanine Carrier Boards

<li>Low cost I/O expansion for CompactPCI systems</li><li>CP-613 &quot;combo&quot; carrier is first to provide three sites for PMC and PC&middot;MIP&trade; modules</li><li>CP-620 holds two PMC module

SBS Technologies, Inc. Modular I/O today announced the availability of two new mezzanine carrier boards for 6U CompactPCI. Both carriers provide a range of solutions for systems that require front or real-panel I/O in a single 6U CompactPCI slot. The new CP-613 &8220;combo&8221; carrier is the first one to hold up to three modules: two PMC modules and one PC&8226;MIP&8482; module. The CP-620 holds two PMC modules. The CP-613 and CP-620 join the SBS family of Modular I/O solutions for CompactPCI which include carrier boards, PMC modules, and PC&8226;MIP modules. &8220;The CP-613 overcomes a significant barrier for I/O expansion in CompactPCI systems,&8221; said David Greig, Vice President, SBS Technologies Computer Group. &8220;It provides more on-board PCI functionality to allow extra I/O expansion in a single slot. Both the CP-613 and CP-620 are ideal for a variety of high performance industrial, COTS, and telecommunications applications which need maximum I/O density in a single slot.&8221; Price and Availability The CP-613 carrier, which holds two PMC modules and one PC&8226;MIP module will be available in May and is priced at $550 (list). The CP-620 carrier, which holds two PMC modules, will also be available in May and is priced at $495 (list). Features The CP-613 mezzanine carrier holds one PC&8226;MIP module and two PMC modules. The CP-620 mezzanine carrier holds two PMC modules. Using the industry standard Intel 21152 PCI to PCI Bridge, the CP-613 supports a 32-bit data path at 33 MHz for 132 MB/s operation. The PC&8226;MIP site and the PMC sites on the CP-613 support bus mastering. The three expansion sites support front-panel and rear-panel I/O. A rear-panel transition board, the TM-680, is also available. The CP-613 and CP-620 carrier boards comply with the PICMG 2.0, version 3.0 CompactPCI specification. In addition, the CP-613 carrier provides complete compatibility with the PC&8226;MIP draft specification (ANSI/VITA-29). 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&8482;, 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 designer and manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for CompactPCI, VME, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, WAN I/O modules, industrial 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 telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation. 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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