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.