Mercury Computer Systems to deliver OpenVPX upgrade for airfighter radar defense application

Chelmsford, Mass., 14 June 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc., an ISR subsystem provider, will deliver 6U OpenVPX computing modules and serial RapidIO IP (intellectual property) for a radar system upgrade on a leading tactical aircraft platform.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

Chelmsford, Mass., 14 June 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc., an ISR subsystem provider, will deliver 6U OpenVPX computing modules and serial RapidIO IP (intellectual property) for a radar system upgrade on a leading tactical aircraft platform. Mercury’s Ensemble 6000 Series OpenVPX HCD6410 High Compute Density Module addresses the customer’s application size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements, while providing scalability and low-latency operation with Mercury’s multi-plane architecture.

Available in both air- and conduction-cooled configurations, the HCD6410 combines eight high-performance Power Architecture processor cores with various I/O capabilities and the scalable serial RapidIO interconnect. The HCD6410 also features the MultiCore Plus software infrastructure, which allows ease of portability in an open software development environment.

Brian Hoerl, vice president of worldwide sales for Advanced Computing Solutions at Mercury, says: “For this key airborne radar customer, Mercury’s OpenVPX HCD6410 modules and serial RapidIO IP cores will provide the highest density signal processing while simultaneously simplifying interoperability with custom function RapidIO-based OpenVPX boards.”

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