SBS Technologies Unveils Full Hot Swap Capable Quad Ethernet Board for High-Density CompactPCI Applications

  • Designed for zero downtime tolerant applications within industrial automation, medical imaging, and telecommunications markets
  • Four 10BaseT/100BaseTX interfaces on a single-slot 3U board for high-density CompactPCI applications
  • 64-bit/66 MHz PCI interface allows 66 MHz host to maintain optimal performance
  • SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE) today announced the CP3-Quad100TX, a full hot swap capable, 64-bit/66 MHz 10/100 Ethernet card for 3U CompactPCI computing applications with zero tolerance for system downtime. The high density CP3-Quad100TX provides four independent, high-performance 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet interfaces. CP3-Quad100TX's 64-bit/66 MHz PCI interface supports 66 MHz host systems with no degradation of backplane performance. The single slot installation and compact design of the CP3-Quad100TX is well-suited for small, rack-mounted systems. "Ensuring minimal downtime, high-density compliance and backplane performance are key concerns for networking applications," states Dave Greig, president of the commercial group, SBS Technologies. "The CP3-Quad100TX successfully addresses these concerns by providing an Ethernet I/O interface solution that facilitates system uptime, optimizes limited space and allows the host system to perform at its intended speed." The CP3-Quad100TX supports combined data rates of up to 800 Mb/s full duplex and 400 Mb/s half-duplex. Back-to-back transmission with minimal interface latency is facilitated with 3 Kbytes of transmit and 3 Kbytes of receive FIFO for each port. The built-in Physical Layer Interface Unit in the Ethernet Controller supports auto-negotiating protocol selection. Four front panel RJ45 connectors allow direct network connectivity. LED status indicators for monitoring the link and activity of each port are located on the front panel. Software Support A VxWorks® 5.4 driver for PowerPC and Intel platforms is available from SBS Technologies. Other available drivers include: Windows NT®, Linux (eepro100 driver included in the kernel), and FreeBSD (driver included in the kernel). Pricing and Availability The list price for the CP3-Quad100TX is $899 (USD). Please contact the SBS Sales Team for OEM pricing. The CP3-Quad100TX will be available in mid-November 2001. 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 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 has locations in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Germany. More information on SBS is available at Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies' filings with the SEC, including SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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