SBS Technologies, Inc. Releases Palomar III™ - A Telecommunications PMC Module Utilizing IBM's PowerPC 750 Processor and Dual Bridge and Memory Controller
&8226; 366-500MHz IBM PowerPC&8482; 750 &8226; IBM Dual Bridge and Memory Controller&8482;(CPC710) offers Dual PCI buses and module flexibility &8226; 128-512 MB of SDRAM, 1 MB L2 Cache &8226; Customizable for specific applications SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), Communications Products business announces Palomar III&8482;, a breakthrough PowerPC-based PMC module. Palomar III utilizes two IBM devices: the high-performance PowerPC 750 processor and the Company&8217;s new Dual Bridge and Memory Controller. Palomar III provides communications customers with PowerPC performance and the flexibility of dual bridges for memory/FPGA or other system expansion. &8220;Palomar III extends our family of PowerPCs on PMC, adding exciting board-level options for communication system designers,&8221; states Bret Farnum, President of SBS Communications Products. &8220;IBM&8217;s Dual Bridge and Memory Controller provides two bridges, one 64-bit and one 32-bit. The 64-bit interface functions as the PCI bridge leaving the 32-bit for use with future on-board devices. This second bridge provides higher bandwidth capability that will not be impacted by PCI activity. While Palomar III is shipping today, several customers are already asking for derivatives, so look for future Palomar IV, V and VI releases,&8221; added Farnum. Price and Availability Palomar III is currently available. Pricing is based on processor clock speed and memory configurations with volume pricing on 400MHz/128 MB boards expected to start below $1,500. SBS also offers a Palomar Design Kit, which adds Ethernet and serial ports on a carrier card to make software development easier. Features Palomar III is configured with a 366 to 500MHz PowerPC 750 processor, 1 MB L2 cache, 128 &8211; 512 MB SDRAM (ECC), 512 KB of Boot Flash and IBM&8217;s Dual Bridge and Memory Controller. Coupled with real-time operating systems like VxWorks&8482;, Palomar III brings the processing power and memory of a 6U card to a PMC form factor. Also, Palomar III can be customized in as little as 8 to 12 weeks with no NRE for OEM customers. About SBS Technologies, Inc.,Communications Products Located in Carlsbad, CA, SBS Technologies, Inc., Communications Products (http://www.sbs-comm.com) provides communication system designers with fast time-to-market solutions by combining processor (PowerPC and Pentium&8482;), I/O (T1/E1, T3/E3, HSSI, ATM, Gigabit Ethernet), systems (enclosures), with leading operating Systems (VxWorks and Linux) in standard VME, CompactPCI&8482; and PMC offerings. By utilizing SBS&8217; standard hardware and software platforms for development, customers are able to concentrate on their applications, accelerating time-to-market. SBS Communications Products also excels in designing custom hardware platforms to satisfy demanding functional requirements. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and 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. Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are &8220;forward-looking statements,&8221; including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies&8217; filings with the SEC, including SBS&8217; Annual Report on Form 10-K.