SBS Technologies' New Conduction-Cooled 3U CompactPCI Single Board Computer Ideal for Rugged Applications

<b><i>CV1 SBC brings high-performance computing power of the Freescale™ G4 PowerPC® host processor to demanding PCI-based embedded applications</i></b>

  • Freescale MPC7447A/7448 G4 processor
  • Marvell® Discoveryâ„¢ III MV64460
  • 3U CompactPCI® form factor
  • Convection or conduction-cooled versions
  • System or peripheral slot operation
  • On-board PMC site for additional I/O
  • Linux®, VxWorks® and SBS Ready Driverâ„¢ support
  • Albuquerque, NM, September 7, 2005–SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ:SBSE) continues its role as an embedded computer market leader by introducing a powerful new G4 PowerPC Single Board Computer (SBC). Available in convection- or conduction-cooled versions, the 3U CompactPCI CV1 high-performance SBC supports core processor speeds of up to 1 GHz and bus clock rates of 167 MHz. The CV1 is ideal for military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles deployed in harsh environments, as well as high-performance applications that must work in an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The CV1 incorporates sophisticated power management technology, and gives engineers ample I/O to work with by providing two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus interfaces, an RS-232 and an RS-422/485 serial I/O ports and ten general-purpose I/O lines to the backplane with separate interrupts and interrupt masking capability. The CV1 implements a PCI/cPCI bridge that handles 32-bit data transfers to and from the CompactPCI backplane, which allows the CV1 to operate as a system controller or peripheral processor card through its dual mode capability and eliminates the need to stock multiple configurations. "The small footprint of the 3U CV1 PowerPC single board computer solves the challenge of fitting a rugged high-performance embedded computer into the limited space available in many military and commercial applications. The board's convenient PMC site adds design flexibility that lets system designers easily add virtually limitless connectivity options. Because it's available off-the-shelf, the CV1 lets our customers take their applications to market quickly with reduced testing time and expense", said Wayne McGee, General Manager of the SBS Technologies Single Board Computer design center in North Carolina. The CV1 supports the Linux, VxWorks and other operating systems as well as the SBS Ready Driver interoperability program. Price and Availability: Available now, the pricing for the convection-cooled CV1 in OEM quantities starts at US$2300. # # # 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 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 capability, 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 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171 Freescaleâ„¢ is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor Inc. The "PowerPC" name is a trademark of IBM Corp. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.