SBS Technologies, Inc. Modular I/O Introduces PMC-Dual100BT Fast Ethernet PMC Module with RJ45 Connectivity

<UL> <LI>Two Fast Ethernet ports on a single PMC module <LI>Front panel I/O access via RJ45 connectors <LI>Based on the Intel 82558 Fast Ethernet controller <LI>WindowsNT, VxWorks, and LynxOS drivers

SBS Technologies Inc., Modular I/O announces the PMC-Dual100BT, a new Ethernet interface PMC module that provides two independent, high performance Fast Ethernet interface controller ports on a single PMC module. The PMC-Dual100BT utilizes the new Intel 82558 Ethernet controller and is the first module to offer Ethernet network connectivity via two front panel RJ45 connectors. It is designed for applications requiring multiple fast ethernet ports. "At SBS Modular I/O, technological innovation is based on critical feedback from our customers," explains Chris Thompson, General Manager, SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O. "The design of the PMC-Dual100BT is a result of the need for more reliable, robust, and multiple Ethernet interfaces on a single PMC module. As the first company to use the RJ45 ports for Ethernet network connectivity we eliminated a critical point of failure common in interfaces utilizing a cabling architecture." Price and Availability
The PMC-Dual100BT is available for immediate shipment. It is priced at $285 for quantities of 1000. LinxOS, VxWorks and Windows NT software support is available. Features and Benefits
The PMC-Dual100BT Fast Ethernet network interface complies with the IEEE 802.3 Standard for 10BaseT and 100BaseTx and supports both full- and half-duplex modes. It includes 3 Kbytes of transmit and 3Kbytes of receive FIFO, allowing back-to-back transmission with minimum interface latency. It offers front panel I/O via RJ45 or rear panel I/O via P4 connectors. The physical interface is supported via the built-in Physical Layer Interface Unit in the Intel 82558 Ethernet controller. It supports auto negotiation, collision detection, link detection, Manchester encoding/decoding and scrambling/descrambling. PMC-Dual100BT is compliant with standard single-wide PMC specification IEEE P1386.1. 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 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 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Ph: (650) 327-1200; Fax: (650) 327-3808; email:; web-site:

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