SBS Technologies® Introduces AdvancedMC™ Carrier Blade Family for AdvancedTCA® Systems


<b><i>Two or Four-bay AdvancedTCA carrier blades supporting AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.3 AdvancedMC modules </i></b>

  • 2 (double-wide) or 4 (single-wide) bay, AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.3-compliant AdvancedMCs
  • x2 Gigabit Ethernet interface to all AdvancedMC bays (Common Options Region)
  • Fully supports PICMG 3.0 Carrier blade and AMC.0 AdvancedMC module hot-swap functionality
  • Carrier Management Controller (Carrier IPMC) supporting IPMI v1.5 system management
  • Supports Automatic Protection Switching and telecom clock generation, distribution and control
  • San Jose, CA (April 4, 2006) ─ Today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California, SBS Technologies®, (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of modular communication solutions, announced the expansion of its telecommunications product line with an AdvancedTCA carrier blade series. The SBS AT-AMC1 and AT-AMC2 carrier blades are capable of hosting two double-wide or four single-wide AdvancedMC modules to create application-specific blades from standard off-the-shelf SBS Telumâ„¢ modules and other third-party AdvancedMC cards. The AT-AMC series of carrier blades are ideal for system designers creating high-performance telecommunications solutions using AdvancedMC modules with specific networking features such as LAN/WAN and storage I/O capabilities. SBS Telum AdvancedMC modules allow AdvancedTCA servers to be optimized for next-generation IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) IP-centric applications. "These ATCA AMC.1 and AMC.2-compliant carrier blades allow our customers to build high-speed telecommunication applications that take advantage of Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express technology. The modular architecture of the AdvancedTCA platform allows our customers to build with the latest processor and I/O AdvancedMCs today as well as allowing them to upgrade the systems with new technologies in the future as their applications evolve", said Rubin Dhillon, VP of Communications and Enterprise for SBS. AT-AMC1 Carrier Blade This AMC.1-compliant carrier blade supports half-height, full-height and extended full-height AdvancedMC modules. It features two Gigabit Ethernet ports to the base interface and four Gigabit Ethernet ports (2 channels, 2 ports per channel) to the fabric interface of the AdvancedTCA backplane, allowing configuration flexibility for dual star topology. The AT-AMC1 features three AdvancedMC bays supporting x4 PCIe interfaces and one AdvancedMC bay supporting an x8 PCIe interface, plus two Gigabit Ethernet lanes to each AdvancedMC bay in the Common Options region. AT-AMC2 Carrier Blade This carrier blade supports half-height, full-height and extended full-height AdvancedMC modules. It features two Gigabit Ethernet ports to the base interface and ten Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 channels, with 4,4,1,1 port distribution) to the fabric interface of the AdvancedTCA backplane, allowing configuration flexibility for dual star or full mesh topologies. The AT-AMC2 features x4 Gigabit Ethernet lanes to all AdvancedMC bays on lanes 4 – 7 and two Gigabit Ethernet lanes to each AdvancedMC bay in the Common Options region. To protect customer investment, the onboard IPMI v1.5-compliant Carrier IPMC subsystem on all carrier blades is firmware upgradeable to IPMI v2.0. The Carrier IPMC monitors board voltage and temperature conditions, maintains system status, and provides hot swap support. Flexibility & Modularity The AdvancedMC architecture has gained significant traction in multiple applications and markets. The AMC.0 standard has been developed to enable flexibility in the architecture of systems using AdvancedMC modularity. The AT-AMC1 and AT-AMC2 products support half-height, full-height and extended-full-height AdvancedMC modules. Extended full-height is particularly useful for high port density AdvancedMC I/O modules such as the Telum 628, 8-port T1/E1/J1. Future configurations will support the emerging mid-size AdvancedMC module form factor. In keeping with environmental policies, a RoHS-compliant version will be made available. Price and Availability: List price starts at US$1,850. The AT-AMC1 and AT-AMC2 will be available in limited samples in Q2 and volume quantities in Q3 2006. # # # About SBS Technologies® SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at www.sbs.com. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.'s product strategy, technology and product capabilities, and competitive leadership. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; the impact of rapid technological and market change; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the SBS SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in the SBS Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports. Sales Contact info@sbs.com 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. hbethoney@sbs.com 505.796.1717 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171