SBS Technologies Launches Extended Temperature CK5 6U CompactPCI SBC

1/20/2005 - SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computer solutions, is continuing its role as an embedded computer industry market leader by announcing the rugged 6U CompactPCI CK5 Single Board Computer (SBC).

Using a 1 GHz MPC7447A Motorola G4 processor, the CK5 brings the latest technology to a single board computer designed for rugged environments. The system memory in the CK5 offers 256 MB or 512 MB DDR SDRAM with ECC and features a 167 MHz system bus. This SBC integrates the Marvell Discovery III MV64460 System Controller bridge chip that combines high-performance system and communications peripherals on a single chip. SBS Technologies' Ready Driver(tm) VxWorks software ensures that the CK5 also provides an easy upgrade path for those systems designed with the SBS Technologies' 500 MHz CK3 SBC.

"The CK5 is designed for the demanding environments common in military and communication applications," said Wayne McGee, General Manager of the SBS Technologies Single Board Computer design center in North Carolina. "It offers robust extended temperature computing capabilities for critical systems in a cost-effective manner without requiring extensive development time. SBS engineers have designed this board with flexibility and high reliability to meet the challenging requirements of industrial life cycles."

Providing abundant I/O, the CK5 includes one Ethernet 10/100BaseTX port, two RS-232 ports, four RS-422 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. For system designers needing additional I/O capability, the CK5 includes two PMC sites that support the IEEE 1386.1 standard, allowing system designers high flexibility for expanding I/O capability with SBS Technologies' extensive line of I/O PMC modules.

Price and Availability:
The CK5 pricing starts at US$3,800, and will be available this quarter.

About SBS Technologies
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 and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at

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