SBS Technologies Rolls Out New Advanced Telecom Mezzanine Card

6/23/2004 - At SuperComm 2004, SBS Technologies®, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, announced the first member of its new Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA®) product family. SBS Technologies expands one of the broadest lines of communication modules in the embedded industry by introducing the TELUM 1001-O3M Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC), a high performance Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) module conforming to the current draft of the AMC.1 specification.

The TELUM 1001-O3M AMC module provides full duplex OC-3 ATM front I/O capabilities to an AdvancedTCA system. As a leading provider of PCI mezzanine cards to the embedded computer market, SBS Technologies will build upon the company's existing expertise by creating a broad new family of AMC modules for a variety of telecommunication applications.

“Our I/O products address a wide range of performance levels and build grades,” said Charlie Tompkins Vice President and General Manager of Communications I/O for SBS. “Our new TELUM line enhances AdvancedTCA-based equipment, and we will continue to leverage our design expertise toward the integration of the protocol with advanced hardware and software.”

The TELUM 1001-O3M uses an Intel® 41210 Serial to Parallel PCI Bridge to the PCI Express® bus to communicate with the host processor on an AdvancedTCA system. This board is the first in a series of next generation IXP-based I/O solutions using the AMC form factor. The TELUM 1000 complies with ATM Forum UNI 3.1 and TM 4.0 and is based on an advanced ATM Segmentation and Reassembly (SAR) Controller designed to optimize the PCI Express Bus interface.

This new AMC module offers an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) subsystem used to initialize board level parameters, monitor board voltage and temperature conditions, maintain system status, and manage hot swap operation. A microcontroller is used as the IPMI intelligence and connects to the ATCA System Management bus and the local PCI Express Bridge device. The TELUM 1000 is hot swappable and field-replaceable.

SBS Technologies has been a major participant in the embedded board industry for almost 18 years. The company has been a member of the AMC subcommittee since its inception and is an active participant on the ATCA PICMG 3.X committee. SBS Technologies is also an affiliate member of the Intel® Communications Alliance.

Pricing & Availability
Available now, the TELUM 1001-OC3M/2 (4MB, APS Port, and Multi-Mode Optics - 612-024-1) is priced US$1900 list; OEM pricing is available.

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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