WASHINGTON, 25 Oct. 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., announced its application-ready platform for wideband data links and satellite communications (WBDLS) processing at the MILCOM 2006 conference in Washington.
The integrated commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform includes the Mercury Echotek Series ECV4-RFT 6U wideband remote fiber transceiver, which combines high-speed A-D and D-A technology, Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA reconfigurable processing, and fiber I/O.
This board brings the benefits of COTS to applications such as 274-megabits-per-second data links that require a blend of wideband I/O from dual 1.5-gigabit-per-second 8-bit A-D converters and dual 1.2-gigabit-per-second 14-bit D-A converters
The onboard FPGA reconfigurable processing resources bring digital processing capabilities closer to the sensor (typically an antenna), and enable multi-board coherent processing in distributed systems.
The integrated solution includes Mercury's Component Portability Infrastructure (CPI), which provides a pre-validated platform to interface the FPGA waveform application with a high-performance switch fabric, onboard memory, communications, system command and control, and I/O.
CPI's non- proprietary Open Core Protocol (OCP)-based interfaces act as a Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) to increase the portability of FPGA applications. CPI also provides software modules necessary to seamlessly integrate the infrastructure to any SCA v2.2+ compliant Core Framework.
For more information contact Mercury online at www.mc.com.