Performance Technologies Rolls Out New Intel Pentium M SBC

3/9/2004 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, industrial and military markets, introduced the newest addition to its IPnexusTM product family, the IntelTM PentiumTM M-based CPC5505 Single Board Computer.

The CPC5505 is an integral part of Performance Technologies' ever-expanding, packet-based IPnexus Advanced Managed Platform line. It is a single slot system master CPU board operating at 1.6 GHz, fully compliant with the PICMGTM 2.16 packet-switched backplane and 2.9 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standards.

“The CPC5505 is first in a series of Performance Technologies products designed to maximize performance and improve bandwidth in networking applications,” said Jennifer Slosar, product manager for Performance Technologies. “This high-powered product is the flagship in our wide array of single board computers and the newest addition to our Advanced Managed Platform line. Timed with the newest release of Intel’s 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub, the CPC5505 establishes the industry’s benchmark of Pentium M-based SBCs for CompactPCITM designs.”

The CPC5505 takes advantage of the latest advances in the embedded processor and support chipset roadmap, targeted towards applications requiring the highest available performance in a single slot. Its mezzanine connector provides future extensibility for in-network application enhancement by integrating dual GigE routing and 64-bit PCI to the PMC site. PMC modules supporting applications such as security, storage, video streaming and firewall can be loaded into the site, enhancing system functionality and performance.

Key features of the IPnexus CPC5505 include:

The IPnexus CPC5505 will be available in Q2. Pricing starts at $2895.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) develops the platforms, components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure. Our broad customer base includes companies in the communications, commercial and military markets. Serving the industry for over 20 years, our complete line of packet-based products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer highly available and fully-managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit or contact

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