Rugged 6U OpenVPX computer board introduced by Mercury for radar and EO/IR applications

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 24 Feb. 2012. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble series 6U OpenVPX HCD6210 rugged embedded computing blade based on the Freescale T4240 QorIQ AMP Power Architecture microprocessor for military embedded systems like radar, infrared and other electro-optical systems, and electronic warfare (EW) applications.

The single-board computer uses two Freescale T4240 QorIQ AMP processors and features 24 cores and 48 threads of processing power. Each core has an AltiVec single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) engine for signal processing support. Systems based on the HCD6210 can scale from 1 to 16 boards.

The HCD6210 blade uses the T4240 system-on-chip (SoC) to support a serial RapidIO data plane, as well as additional sensor I/O via native 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

These SoC capabilities help combine high-bandwidth, low-latency data movement with industry-standard high-speed sensor I/O. Additional features include support for a Gen2 PCI Express expansion plane and on-board system management capabilities.

An XMC mezzanine site and a customizable I/O mini-mezzanine allow for system-level I/O. The HCD6210 is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged configurations with software support for VxWorks, Linux, and Mercury's SAL and MultiCore Plus software suite.

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