SBS Technologies® Unveils GPS Clock AdvancedMC™ Module

<b><i>Telum™ GPSTC-AMC AdvancedMC module provides precise clock synchronization with other devices on a network</i></b>

  • Temperature-compensated and voltage-controlled crystal oscillator with Stratum 3 stability
  • Extremely precise GPS 30.72 MHz clock synchronization
  • GPS clock module can free run to maintain synchronization
  • Front panel RS-232 DB9 connector & BNC connector
  • AMC.0 Module Management Subsystem (IPMI v1.5)
  • San Jose, CA (April 4, 2006) ─ Today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose California, SBS Technologies®, (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of modular communication solutions, announced the expansion of its telecommunications product line with an AdvancedMC GPS module for AdvancedTCA® and other communications systems. The Telum GPSTC-AMC is an AdvancedMC module that uses a GPS (Global Positioning System) clock to synchronize offsite network devices with other network devices. Typically, WiMAX (IEEE 802.16) Base Stations do not have physical access to the telecom network clocks that allow synchronization with other devices on a given network. The Telum GPSTC-AMC module solves the problem of offsite clock synchronization by using a GPS satellite network, which provides extremely precise clock synchronization for WiMAX Base Stations without restricting their placement. "We are excited about delivering a GPS-based AdvancedMC Module to the telecommunications market. This module allows equipment to derive their clock synchronization from GPS satellite networks and is a key enabler to the adoption of modular architectures for use in the next generation of communications equipment", said Rubin Dhillon, VP of Communications and Enterprise for SBS Technologies. The Telum GPSTC-AMC provides a highly stable 30.72 MHz clock output that is phase aligned to GPS-derived 1 pulse per second (PPS) input providing extremely precise, highly reliable GPS clock synchronization. This AdvancedMC module also uses a temperature-compensated voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (TCVCXO) with a 30.72 MHz center frequency and a minimum Stratum 3 stability of 0.37 parts per million (PPM). With its very low-jitter capability, the onboard crystal oscillator enables the GPSTC-AMC's microprocessor to filter out the short-term jitter that often affects GPS derived 1 PPS clocks while still allowing the microprocessor to take advantage of the oscillator's long term precision. Phased error detection allows the GPS clock module to free run even if GPS input is lost. An onboard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) subsystem monitors board voltage and temperature conditions, maintains system status, and manages hot swap operation. In accordance with the AMC.0 specification, the Telum GPSTC-AMC is hot swap capable and field replaceable. Price and Availability: GPSTC-AMC pricing starts at US$950 and is available now. # # # 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 capabilities, 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. 505.796.1717 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171