SBS Technologies Unveils High Performance 6U VMEbus-based Single Board Computer

<b><i>V2S 6U VME PowerPC SBC offers high-speed processing power and extensive I/O features</b>

  • Motorola® MPC7447A 1 GHz PowerPC processor
  • 2eSST VMEbus
  • Marvell® Discoveryâ„¢ III System Controller Bridge chip
  • Conduction or Convection cooled
  • San Francisco, CA (March 8, 2005) ─ Today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, California, SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computer solutions, is continuing its role as an embedded computer industry market leader by announcing the V2S 6U VMEbus-based Single Board Computer (SBC). This high-performance SBC is ideal for applications that require high-speed data transfers such as medical imaging, automation, and other applications that involve intensive image processing. The conduction-cooled version of the V2S SBC is especially suited for military, avionics and industrial controller applications that operate in harsh environments. “This new PowerPC-based single board computer utilizes a 2eSST VMEbus which can deliver an order of magnitude increase in bandwidth over the original VMEbus. The V2S SBC is a perfect choice for embedded systems designers creating next generation of real-time embedded systems", said Wayne McGee, General Manager of the SBS Technologies Single Board Computer design center in North Carolina. The V2S 6U VME PowerPC Single Board Computer is powered by a 1 GHz MPC7447A PowerPC, with a 512 KByte on-chip L2 cache, 512 Mbytes or 1 Gbyte of DDR SDRAM, and soldered boot Flash memory of 256 Mbytes. The 2eSST VMEbus Bridge chip supports the VME 2eSST synchronous protocol, which can provide data transfer rates up to 320 Mbytes/second for high-performance data throughput. The V2S has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a processor board that redefines VMEbus performance, including a Marvell MV64460 PowerPC System Controller (Discovery III) bridge chip, two Gigabit Ethernet ports (three with the convection version), one 64-bit 66 MHz PCI bus interface, and two MPSC ports for RS-232 and RS-422 rear I/O ports. The 6U V2S SBC is offered in convection and conduction-cooled versions, and hosts one single-wide 64bit/66Mhz PMC site that supports a standard IEEE 1386.1 PMC module to easily expand I/O capability. Price and Availability: The commercial 6U VMEbus V2S conduction-cooled SBC is priced at $2,900 in OEM quantities and is available now. Conduction-cooled version pricing available on request. # # # 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 capability, competitive leadership and product capabilities. 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