ENCINITAS, Calif. SBS Technologies Inc. has moved to the CompactPCI form factor for its new Denali family, which combines two members of the PowerPC family with the 77211 asynchronous transfer mode segmentation/reassembly processor from Integrated Device Technology Inc. Denali includes ATM signaling and SAR software from Harris & Jeffries Inc. (Dedham, Mass.) so that developers can gain full ATM access functionality in a hot-swap CompactPCI form factor.
Bret Farnum, assistant general manager of SBS's embedded PPC product group, said several customers in the Bay Area liked PowerPC and liked embedded support for ATM segmentation functions, but wanted everything available in a CompactPCI form factor. Inclusion of the H&J software was also fueled by customer input, Farnum said, since many customers demand bundling of protocol-stack middleware.
The boards can be configured with either a 200-MHz PPC 603e or a 266-MHz PPC 740. Farnum said the 603e version may be the most popular early because of its lower price, but as the 740's prices drop, it may come to dominate future Denali shipments. Either version comes with 64 Mbytes of synchronous DRAM, 8.5 Mbytes of flash, 32 kbytes of non-volatile RAM, an Ethernet port and dual RS-232C ports. SBS can provide RTOS kernel support through an alliance with Wind River Systems Inc. for VxWorks. Single-unit quantities are priced at $3,995.
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