All-in-One Single Board Computer from SBS Technologies Provides Scalable Embedded Processing Power

9/26/2002 - SBS Technologies, a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced the EC6 all-in-one single board computer offering scalable processing power with low power consumption. EC6 provides a wealth of features such as a low-power, Pentium-compatible Geode GX1 processor, compact design, integrated power supply filter, fanless cooling, and PC/104+ extension slots for modular expansion. EC6’s minimal power requirements eliminate the need for expensive power supplies, making it a cost-efficient embedded PC platform for applications, such as process and control automation, data acquisition and processing, machine control, test systems, public transportation, digital printers, information systems, and mobile devices.

"SBS is an established expert in building embedded PC solutions, having successfully deployed our PCcompact, CompactPCI, and VMEbus products in a wide range of industrial applications," said Clarence Peckham, President of SBS Technologies’ Commercial and Government Groups. "EC6 has been developed to meet our customers’ evolving needs for a versatile, cost-efficient, compact single board computer that combines an enhanced feature set, minimal power requirements, and fanless operation," continued Peckham.

To maximize versatility, EC6 offers flexible DRAM configurations up to 512 MB, and an extensive array of peripherals. In addition to dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet interfaces, EC6 has a CANbus interface for low-cost I/O, two USB ports, LPT1, and four serial I/O (RS232/422/485) interfaces with FIFOs. The board has an interface for a hard drive or a FlashDrive. Other peripherals include a CompactFlash slot, on-board VGA interface and LCD interface. A PC/104+ interface enables custom extensions such as Interbus-S, Profibus, and Device-Net.

Several supply voltage options are available with the on-board power supply: 5V or 10 – 30V DC, or on request -48V DC (required by some telecommunications applications). EC6, in both standard temperature (0° to +50°C) and optional extended temperature (-40o to +70 o C) versions, uses passive cooling for fanless operation.

Operating system support is available for Windows NT/2000/XP, VxWorks, QNX, and MS-DOS.

Price and Availability
OEM volume pricing starts at $390 US (Euro 400). EC6 is currently available.

About SBS Technologies
SBS Technologies, Inc., Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise, 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries.

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