6U and 3U VPX signal processing boards for electronic warfare and signals intelligence introduced by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 12 May 2011. Mercury Computer Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing 3U VPX and 6U VPX digital signal processing (DSP) boards for electronic warfare and signals intelligence (EW/SIGINT) applications. The OpenVPX computer boards combine several technologies that help detect, spoof, and defeat enemy electronic transmissions from radar to trigger signals for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

May 12th, 2011
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CHELMSFORD, Mass., 12 May 2011. Mercury Computer Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing 3U VPX and 6U VPX digital signal processing (DSP) boards for electronic warfare and signals intelligence (EW/SIGINT) applications. The OpenVPX computer boards combine several technologies that help detect, spoof, and defeat enemy electronic transmissions from radar to trigger signals for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).The DSP boards package application-ready systems combine embedded computing with RF tuners, and are for larger EW and SIGINT systems. The boards are custom designs that tightly integrate RF and IR processing and advanced A/D converters.Two 3U OpenVPX modules are for small, lightweight EW/SIGINT that cannot use much power. The Ensemble HCD3210 combines a Xilinx Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) with a Freescale dual-core 8640D general purpose processor and an XMC I/O site. It is a one-slot solution for data acquisition and multi-stage processing. The board has a Serial RapidIO fabric data plane, a Gigabit Ethernet switching control plane, and an IPMI-based system management plane.

Mercury's 6U OpenVPX modules have the Echotek Series SCFE-V6-OVPX module that supports three Virtex-6 FPGAs, two VITA-57 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) sites, and a Linux-based control processor. The FMC sites can be configured with A/D and D/A converters.

For more information contact Mercury online at www.mc.com.

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