SBS Unveils Extended Temperature 1553 Interface for PC/104 Systems

6/18/2004 - SBS Technologies®, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced the ABI-PC104-2 and the ASF-PC104-2 extended temperature MIL-STD-1553 interface cards for a PC/104 backplane.

Based on an advanced, high-speed DSP, the ABI-PC104-2 interface card operates in a wide range of temperatures and provides a flexible, full-function dual channel, dual redundant ABI architecture, equipping a PC/104 bus system with a complete 1553 interface. The 1553 interface includes 1553A/1553B selections, pointer-driven transmit and receive buffers and extensive programmable event interrupts. The card's ABI architecture allows developers to configure the ABI-PC104-2 as a Bus Controller (BC), Bus Monitor (BM) or Remote Terminal (RT) either concurrently or independently depending on the application.

Also based on an advanced, high-speed DSP, the dual channel, single function ASF-PC104-2 interface gives embedded developers an economical card for applications that require only one of the BC-to-RT, RT-to-BC, or RT-to-RT functions. Through the 128 KB of dual port RAM, the host processor has access to set up, monitor and change the 1553 interface data structures at any time.

"We added extended temperature robustness to our basic PC/104 platform to meet the needs of today's demanding 1553 applications," said Dave Wessing, Vice President of SBS Technologies Avionics Group. "By combining advanced DSP processing power with the inherent design flexibility of the ABI-PC104-2 and ASF-104-2, and SBS Technologies customer-specific assembly service, we can offer developers optimized price/performance for a variety of applications."

The ABI-PC104-2 and ASF-PC104-2 boards include host processor device drivers and APIs. Also included is the Integrated Avionics Library with source code and low level drivers for most operating systems at no additional cost.

Pricing & Availability
The ABI-PC104-2 and ASF-PC104-2 are available now. Pricing depends on configuration and quantity and starts at:

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 offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at

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