SBS Technologies® Unveils High Performance CL9 3U CompactPCI® Single Board Computer

  • Intel® Pentium® M Processor (1.1 to 1.8 GHz)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Single and dual slot versions Munich, Germany-- Today at the Electronica 2004 trade show in Munich, SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) continued its role as a single board computer market leader by introducing the CL9 high performance single board computer (SBC). The CL9 is a powerful processor platform for a wide range of applications and markets including multimedia, automation, transportation, imaging, medical, robotics and many others. Using the Intel® Pentium® M processor that incorporates Intel SpeedStep¨ technology, the CL9 SBC eliminates the need for an onboard fan. The CL9's small 3U CompactPCI form factor is well suited for low power embedded computer applications where optimal performance and functionality is required. "The CL9 is designed for the demanding environments common in commercial and industrial applications," said Adrian Bernhard, Managing Director of SBS Europe. "It offers robust extended temperature computing capabilities for critical systems in a cost-effective, small form factor without requiring extensive development time. SBS engineers have designed this board to have maximum flexibility and high reliability to meet the challenging requirements of industrial life cycles." The CL9 is available with an operating temperature range of 0° C to 70° C for standard applications. For harsh commercial, industrial and industrial operating conditions, an extended temperature CL9 version is available, depending on processor speed. The CL9 is available with two different front options, one or two slots wide, which enables a systems designer the flexibility to choose the right option for their application such as an optional on-board EIDE hard drive or on-board CompactFlash. The CL9's two serial interfaces on the rear of the board accommodate the new SATA hard drives and enable easier installation of the drives within an enclosure. "Companies like SBS Technologies benefit from using the Intel Pentium M processor to meet the performance and power requirements that embedded applications demand. The flexibility of the processor family allows SBS to scale the CL9 to meet the varying performance needs of their customers," said Steve Sciarappo, director of operations, Infrastructure Processor Division, Intel Corporation. SBS Technologies has been a major participant in the embedded board industry for almost 20 years and is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® mmunications Alliance. Price and Availability: The CL9 is available now, and pricing starts at US$2000.
    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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