VMEbus technology is well-established for industrial applications and automation
technology with high-security standards, infinite processor performance
requirements, and real-time capability. A wide range of technical and commercial
aspects have contributed to the unique success of the VMEbus concept. Among
these aspects is the international open standard nature of VME, a mechanical
structure based on classic 19-inch rackmount concepts, a choice of 3U and 6U
Eurocard sizing, a wide range of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) products, a
wide vendor base, and continued improvement to the VME standard. After 25 years
on the market, VME continues to be the bus of choice for many industrial,
communications, and COTS projects.
Since 1985, TEWS TECHNOLOGIES has offered
VME products. At that time, TEWSrecognized the need for a standard I/O product
offering, and with Motorola's backing of the bus architecture, VME was the
natural choice. Our experience in the modular I/O market grew from our work with
VME. In addition to our well known modular I/O solutions, we offer VME
IndustryPack carriers, VME PowerPC CPU designs, and general VME-based industrial
Software support for major operating systems such as Windows XP/XPE/2000,
Linux, LynxOS, Integrity, VxWorks, and QNX is available. For IndustryPack
carriers and modules, TEWS has developed a layered driver concept that includes
both a carrier driver layer and an IP module driver layer. All TEWS IndustryPack
carriers are supported directly by the carrier driver, and a generic driver is
included for integration of third party products.
All TEWS products feature a five-year warranty.
If you wish to inquire about custom VME designs, please contact TEWS directly
at our offices in Germany or the United States. TEWS works closely with OEM and
government customers to deliver accelerated time to market, long-term product
availability and comprehensive product lifecycle management -- from the design
stage through manufacturing, testing and beyond to post-sales support.