Themis Introduces USPIIe-Gb Gigabit Ethernet 650 MHz USPIIe VME SBC

8/9/2004 - Themis Computer has announced a new family of USPIIe-GbTM VMEbus single-board computers. The USPIIe-Gb provides users with 550 MHz, 600 MHz, and 650 MHz UltraSPARC® IIi+ RISC processing performance options, and compatibility with the SolarisTM 8 and Solaris 9 operating systems. These high-speed VME 64-bit architecture boards offer users configuration options designed to provide maximum I/O flexibility and performance.

The USPIIe-Gb is a high-performance VMEbus computer board based on Sun® Microsystems' most advanced 64-bit embedded SPARC® superscalar processors. It demonstrates Themis' commitment to provide embedded computing markets with the industry's widest breadth of high performance UltraSPARC-based VME single board computers.

Designed for highest level of configuration flexibility and performance, the USPIIe-Gb integrates the 64-bit 650-MHz UltraSPARC IIi+ processor with a local PCI bus (PMC) peripheral controller slot, and a high performance bridge. Each of the USPIIe-Gb models includes a high performance VME64 interface, a dual Ultra3 160MB/sec SCSI port, two 10/100/1000Base-T and up to two 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, and up to six RS-232 serial ports. Memory is expandable up to 4-Gbytes using memory mezzanine cards. This high speed VME64 board is available in one-slot and two-slot configurations that offer a wide range of I/O and performance options.

The cost-effective USPIIe-Gb/1 single-slot configuration delivers low power dissipation and high flexibility for embedded computing applications. This USPIIe-Gb baseboard configuration provides a single 64-bit PMC slot for local I/O or graphics expansion. Further I/O expansion is available via a 64-bit PCI riser to the second VME slot.

The USPIIe-Gb/2P2 two-slot configuration offers significant I/O expansion options, including two additional PMC slots. This expanded I/O configuration provides AC97 audio, a second 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, two multiprotocol serial ports and a software readable front panel rotary switch. These features make it an ideal embedded processor for data and telecommunications applications.

The USPIIe-Gb/2P3 is a doublewide configuration providing users three additional PMC slots without the other I/O port expansion features of the USPIIe-Gb/2P2 configuration. The USPIIe-Gb may be configured with Themis' optional TGA-100 or TGA3D+ graphics adaptors for graphics support. The high performance TGA3D+ uses one additional VMEbus slot and provides one additional PMC slot.

Significant features of the USPIIe-Gb include:

The USPIIe-Gb supports Solaris, the industry's leading Unix® Operating System. Solaris 9, Sun's latest release, is today's preferred software development platform, with advanced multi-threading performance advantages, real-time characteristics, and a wide choice of off-the-shelf third party software.

"Our USPIIe-Gb family of single board computers provides low power dissipation along with the high performance, reliability and scalability as required by today's increasingly demanding COTS applications," stated William E. Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "Since our founding, we've focused on developing the highest performance and highest quality single-board computers and systems commercially available. Today Themis Computer offers rugged SPARC-based VMEbus and Compact PCI single board computers for the most demanding voice and data applications," Mr. Kehret added.

High-Performance, 64-bit UltraSPARC IIe Processors for Embedded Systems
To meet the ever-increasing needs of embedded computing systems, Sun Microsystems developed the 650 MHz UltraSPARC IIi+ processors. The UltraSPARC IIi+ microprocessors used in Themis' USPIIe-Gb boards are the fastest offering of the industry's first highly integrated 64-bit processors. This new CPU provides users greater performance along with the reliability, availability and scalability of the industry-leading SPARC architecture.

The UltraSPARC IIi+ processors are a complete implementation of the SPARC V9 architecture used in Sun's servers and workstations. Consequently, these processors are binary compatible with Sun's whole UltraSPARC processor line. The 64-bit UltraSPARC IIe processor features integrated functions designed to lower overall system cost, shorten time-to-market and increase overall system performance. Users can seamlessly integrate Themis' USPIIe-USB and USPIIe-Gb boards into demanding datacom, Internet, telecom and network environments, significantly reducing development time and costs.

Themis Computer's Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers
Themis Computer is a leading provider of embedded computers for mission critical applications. Themis offers a broad range of compact, multi-vendor servers, including Intel® and Sun Microsystems-based dual and four-way SMP platforms, featuring rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance.

Themis provides a broad range of high performance VME and Compact PCI single board computers and graphics controllers for the embedded market. Themis' family of VMEbus embedded computing products comprises the new USPIIIiTM, the new USPIIe-GbTM with Gigabit interface (dual 10/100/1000 ports on the front panel), the USPIIe-USBTM, the USPIIe-cPCITM, the TGA3D+TM and TGA-100TM PMC graphics mezzanine card. Themis' single board computers have been performance tested to MIL-S-901D, Class A standards, with equipment shock loads of 40 G's.

Themis' high performance servers, single-board computers and graphics controllers are now being integrated into advanced communications and defense systems, worldwide. The Themis Computer family of COTS VME-based boards and systems products provide increased processing power and system reliability to demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.

USPIIe-Gb Pricing and Availability
The USPIIe-Gb is in production, pricing starts at $5,460. Availability for the USPIIe-Gb is immediate for evaluation units, please contact factory for volume order requirements.

About Themis Computer
Themis Computer is a leading developer and supplier of high performance VME and Compact PCI single-board computers, as well as systems based on ruggedized COTS motherboards and systems, for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the SolarisTM, Linux®, and Windows® NT operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by environmental extremes. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

Themis, the Themis logo, USPIIIi, USPIIe-Gb, USPIIe-USB, USPIIe-cPCI, TGA3D+, and TGA-100 are trademarks of Themis Computer. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, and UltraSPARC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. IBM is a registered trademark of IBM in the United States. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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