SBS Technologies Introduces CM4 –Ultra-Compact 3U CompactPCI Single Board Computer with Master/Slave

  • Operates as a master or peripheral processor
  • On-board PMC site
  • PowerPC processor (400 – 500 MHz)
  • Up to 512 MB SDRAM and 64 MB FLASH
  • Eight discrete I/O lines

SBS Technologies (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, today introduced the CM4 3U CompactPCI single board computer for new and legacy commercial and government COTS applications operating in harsh environments. CM4, with its rugged, ultra-compact, single-slot, all-in-one concept is designed to maintain reliability under severe conditions including high shock, vibration and extreme temperatures.

Based on PowerPC architecture, CM4 offers flexible processor and RAM configurations, and an array of on-board peripherals including 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet, timers and interfaces. Special features include four serial channels with RS-232 and RS-422/485 interfacing, two DMA controllers, four timers, 32KB of non-volatile SRAM, real time clock, temperature sensor, and I2O intelligent I/O support.

Rugged and military needs are addressed with optional conduction cooling, extended temperature range of up to –40o to +85o C, stiffener bars and wedge locks that increase shock and vibration immunity. Conformal coating is available for enhanced protection against dust and other contaminants.

"With master/slave functionality, an on-board PMC site, and optional conduction cooling, the CM4 fills a unique space in the 3U CompactPCI PowerPC-based product sector," said Clarence Peckham, President of the SBS Technologies Commercial and Government Group. "CM4 opens an upgrade path to higher performance and functionality for new COTS designs and legacy systems."

Price and Availability

Please contact the SBS sales team for specific pricing information. The CM4 is currently available.

About SBS Technologies, Inc.

SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at

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This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS' product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, customer support services, and the introduction of new products and services. The disclosure of the planned release date for CM4 is expressly a forward-looking statement and is subject to change, delay or cancellation without notice. 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 changes in management, sales and product strategy within SBS; changes in the general economy and in SBS' business, including disruptions of cash flow that may impact investment in research and development activities; changes in demand for SBS' products; technological difficulties and resource constraints encountered in developing new products; the impact of rapid technological and market change; availability of qualified personnel; and other risk factors listed from time to time in SBS' SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports.