VPX computer boards for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications introduced by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 13 July 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing 6U VPX Ensemble 6000 6U SBC6521 computer boards for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications that demand high-density processing, high memory bandwidth, and I/O in one OpenVPX slot. The Intel-based, multi-plane-enabled OpenVPX single-board computer from Mercury (NASDAQ: MRCY) also serves as the subsystem host for the graphics processor unit (GPU)-based Ensemble 6000 Series GSC6200. These 6U VPX CPU board products form the basis for rugged defense surveillance embedded computing platforms.

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CHELMSFORD, Mass., 13 July 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing 6U VPX Ensemble 6000 6U SBC6521 computer boards for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications that demand high-density processing, high memory bandwidth, and I/O in one OpenVPX slot.

The Intel-based, multi-plane-enabled OpenVPX single-board computer from Mercury (NASDAQ: MRCY) also serves as the subsystem host for the graphics processor unit (GPU)-based Ensemble 6000 Series GSC6200. These 6U VPXCPU board products form the basis for rugged defense surveillance embedded computing platforms.

Mercury's OpenVPX multi-plane architecture approach creates an extensible architecture for board products 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. For more information contact Mercury online at www.mc.com.

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