SBS Technologies Introduces CompactPCI Processor Board for Embedded Applications


Features include:

  • Motorola PowerPC 7400/75X Processor Family
  • Flexible I/O and Memory Configuration
  • Single-Slot 3U Board Supports PMC Expansion Slot
  • SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group, (Nasdaq: SBSE), today announced a new ultra-compact, single-slot 3U board that features Motorola PowerPC 7400/75x technology with processing speeds up to 500 MHz, a 32-bit interface and PCI-PCI bridging for increased application throughput. This CompactPCI CPU board, with a flexible I/O and memory configuration, is ideal for embedded industrial automation, medical, scientific, imaging, telecommunications, military and aerospace applications. "The RL4 CompactPCI SBC is the first product to meet the VITA 30.1 conduction cooled standard," said Clarence Peckham, SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group. "The RL4 is being used on production avionics platforms where the small size and PMC expansion capability allows several I/O configurations such as Mil-Std 1553 or 429 to be used in a single-slot 3U form factor. The RL4 is a breakthrough product for use in small footprint, high-performance systems. It is the ideal single-board computer for both upgrade and new applications." Feature Rich, Ultra-Compact Design On-board features and peripherals include 10/100Base Fast Ethernet, RTC, Watchdog and four counter timers, four serial channels with RS-232 and RS-422/485 interfaces, 32 Kbytes non-volatile SRAM, temperature sensor, PMC expansion, up to 128MB SDRAM, 48MB of FLASH and I2O intelligent I/O support. Rugged and military uses for the RL4 CPU card take advantage of the optional conduction cooled configuration, extended temperature capabilities [-40&61616;C to +85&61616;C], conformal coating and increased shock and vibration immunity with the use of stiffener bars and wedge locks. The RL4 provides more user features than any other 3U PowerPC product on the market. Along with the 128Mb SDRAM capacity, the FLASH memory configuration provides up to 32Mb of 64-bit FLASH for applications as well as 8MB 8-bit boot FLASH. With the addition of a PMC module, the board can be configured to meet different requirements but still maintain a single-slot 3U CompactPCI configuration. Price and Availability The RL4 is immediately available starting at $2,295 in the U. S. for 100 piece quantities. Software available for the RL4 includes monitor/diagnostics, VxWorks, and LynxOS. About the Computer Group SBS Technologies, Inc., Computer Group, is a leading OEM supplier of open-architecture, next generation computer components and systems for CompactPCI, PCI, PMC, VME, PC/104+ and other standard bus architectures. SBS Computer Group product lines include Intel and PowerPC CPU boards, serial and networking modules, analog and digital I/O, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems for communications, industrial automation, military and aerospace, medical imaging, and the general embedded market. 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.
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