9/15/2005 - SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ:SBSE) continues its role as an embedded computer market leader by introducing a powerful new rugged 3U CompactPCI Single Board Computer designed for harsh environments, making it ideal for demanding military and industrial applications. The convection- or conduction-cooled CR4 Intel® Pentium® M processor-based SBC packs high-performance computing power in a small 3U package making it a tailored fit for many military applications.
The CR4 gives engineers abundant I/O to work with by providing two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus interfaces, an RS-232 and an RS-422/485 serial I/O ports and ten general-purpose I/O lines to the backplane with separate interrupts and interrupt masking capability. This SBC also incorporates the Intel 855GME chipset, which includes the Intel 855GME Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) and Intel 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH).
"Fitting a rugged high-performance embedded computer into the limited space available in many military and commercial applications is now easier thanks to the small footprint of the 3U CR4 single board computer. The CR4's sophisticated power management technology and extended temperature range adds design flexibility that lets system designers address application needs as never before with a commercial off-the-shelf processor", said Wayne McGee, General Manager of the SBS Technologies Single Board Computer design center in North Carolina.
The CR4's PLX® PCI 6254 PCI/PCI bridge handles 32-bit data transfers to and from the CompactPCI backplane, and through the bridge's dual mode capability, the CR4 can operate as a system controller or peripheral processor card eliminating the need to stock multiple configurations.
The CR4 supports various operating systems as well as the SBS Ready DriverTM interoperability program.
Price and Availability
Available now, the pricing for the convection-cooled CR4 in OEM quantities starts at US$2700.
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.
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