Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com), a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced the Ensemble™ 6000 6U SBC6521, the first module in a line of Intel®-based, multi-plane-enabled 6U modules. The module was specifically designed and optimized for high-density processing, high memory bandwidth, and I/O in a single OpenVPX™ slot within an ISR subsystem.
Mercury’s innovative OpenVPX multi-plane architecture approach creates an extensible architecture that facilitates interoperability among the various subsystem functions. The expansion plane, one of the planes in the OpenVPX multi-plane architecture, provides scalable I/O and high-speed communications between the SBC6521 and the rest of the subsystem. Scalability and intra-system high-speed communications are crucial elements for the embedded signal and image processing applications required by all ISR subsystems; for example, as part of an ISR subsystem, the SBC6521 supports high-powered XMC mezzanine cards for electronic warfare (EW) applications such as high-speed direction finding and signal jamming.
The SBC6521 module also serves as the subsystem host for the previously announced GPU-based Ensemble 6000 Series GSC6200; together these modules form the basis for embedded rugged defense surveillance platforms, performing processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED). When augmented with Mercury’s the SBC6521 and the GSC6200 products, PED applications can achieve 10-60 times greater performance compared to previous generation systems.
“Mercury’s commitment to our new Intel product line will make our ISR subsystem customers highly successful through the superior performance and performance-per-Watt that Intel processors can offer,” stated Didier Thibaud, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Computing Solutions Division. “With our new Intel-based product line, we are providing application portability and investment protection through a seamless migration path to Intel technology.”
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Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com, NASDAQ: MRCY) is a best of breed provider of open, application-ready, multi-INT subsystems for the ISR market. With 25+ years’ experience in embedded computing, superior domain expertise in radar, EW, EO/IR, C4I, and sonar applications, and more than 300 successful program deployments including Aegis, Global Hawk, and Predator, Mercury’s Services and Systems Integration team leads the industry in partnering with customers to design and integrate system-level solutions that minimize program risk, maximize application portability, and accelerate customers’ time to market.
Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors.
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Robert McGrail, Director of ACS Marketing & Corporate Communications
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
978-967-1366 / [email protected]
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