SBS Technologies has introduced two new high performance 6U VMEbus single board computers (SBCs). Metromatics Pty Ltd is the sole distributor of SBS Technologies’ products in Australia and New Zealand.
Configured with different feature sets, the VP9 and VR9 deliver the speed and bandwidth needed for performance-oriented applications while benefiting from the low power consumption of the Intel Pentium M processor.
Each VME board is compliant to the VITA 31.1 specification. They both include the NVIDIA Geforce 4 Go graphics accelerator providing VGA/LCD resolutions up to 2048 x 1536.
Both boards offer two PMC interfaces, one high performance PMC slot (64-bit/66MHz) and a second standard PMC slot (32-bit/33MHz) for front or rear I/O.
The EIDE interface supports Ultra ATA 100, which enhances HDD access for faster read and writes. The operating systems supported are Windows 2000, Windows XP, QNX, VxWorks, LynxOS, Linux and others.
The VR9 is the first VMEbus Intel Pentium M processor based single board computer with optional conduction cooling and a extended temperature range up to -40°C to +65°C, increased shock and vibration immunity using stiffener bars, wedge locks and conformal coating. The conduction cooled VR9 is compliant to ANSI/VITA 20-2001.
The VR9 provides a unique feature set that offers a high level of functional integration. The VGA/TFT, Gigabit Ethernet and serial interfaces all within a single slot and the freedom to use the PMC interfaces makes this a highly-configurable robust solution for many rugged applications requiring a powerful VME computer.
The VP9 has a dual-slot wide front panel that allows two PMCs and a hard disk or a Flash drive to be mounted in parallel. Versions of the front panel I/O are available in various configurations with and without PMC support.
The VP9 is designed to meet the needs of embedded applications like automation, medical, scientific, imaging, telecommunication, transportation and others.
The VP9 is also available in an extended temperature version, with an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +55ºC.