SBS Technologies Introduces Gigabit Ethernet PMC for CompactPCI Systems Requiring High-Bandwidth System Interconnection

Allows CompactPCI systems to use PMC form factor for I/O expansion

  • 1000BaseT /10BaseT/100BaseTX/ network interface card
  • Single-wide 32/64-bit, 33/66 MHz PMC
  • Compliant with PMC IEEE P1386.1 and PCI 2.2 specifications
  • Intel 82544 PCI Controller, Ethernet MAC/PHY
Carlsbad, CA (March 6, 2002) - SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE) today introduced the PMC-Gigabit-ST2, a single-wide PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) with a single Gigabit Ethernet interface controller port that relieves bandwidth bottlenecks and allows for rapid incorporation of Gigabit Ethernet technology into high-performance CompactPCI systems. The Ethernet network interface complies with the IEEE 802.3 specification for 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT over category 5 twister-pair cable. A 64 KB FIFO buffer memory allows back-to-back transmissions with minimal interface latency. The PMC-Gigabit-ST2 also features a 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT auto-detection CSMA-CD interface controller. Compliant with standard single-wide PMC IEEE P1386.1 and PCI 2.2 specifications, the 64-bit PMC-Gigabit-ST2 addresses a diverse range of markets including industrial automation, semiconductor processing, medical, server and enterprise, data communications, LAN/WAN and telecommunications. "The release of the ST2 model enables SBS to provide our customers with a more comprehensive product portfolio as it can be sold in conjunction with our integrated systems, single board computer and carrier card products," states Jay Swenson, vice president of business development, SBS Technologies, Commercial Group. "Use of the Intel 82544 PCI controller enables the PMC-Gigabit-ST2 to be a higher performance and lower cost solution for our customers." The Intel 82544 PCI controller provides a single chip solution. The integrated MAC/PHY interface supports a number of sophisticated features, including auto-negotiates, collision detection, link detection, 4B/5B encoding/decoding (100BaseT), flow control, and half-duplex/full-duplex. Software Support Drivers for VxWorks, Linux and WindowsNT are available. Pricing and Availability The list price for the standard PMC-Gigabit-ST2 is $390USD. Please contact the SBS sales team for OEM pricing. Product is currently available. Single-port fiber, dual-port copper and dual-port fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are also available. About SBS Technologies 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 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 Carlsbad, California, SBS is globally positioned with 16 locations in 6 countries, including its European headquarters in Augsburg, Germany. More information on SBS is available at