Embedded computing interconnect for EW and C4ISR applications introduced by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 5 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Micro Via Radial Interconnect (MVRI) technology for applications of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) in electronic warfare, signals intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Sep 5th, 2014
Embedded computing interconnect for EW and C4ISR applications introduced by Mercury
Embedded computing interconnect for EW and C4ISR applications introduced by Mercury
CHELMSFORD, Mass., 5 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Micro Via Radial Interconnect (MVRI) technology for applications of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) in electronic warfare, signals intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

MVRI improves OpenVPX switch fabric interconnect data rates by increasing the signal integrity margin about three-fold, enabling switch fabrics and point-to-point connections to run faster and more reliably, Mercury officials say.

"Our research has shown that the payload/backplane interconnect is typically the weakest link in an OpenVPX processing subsystem's signal channel," explains Darryl McKenney, Mercury's vice president of engineering services.

"Mercury's open standards-compliant MVRI technology addresses this bottleneck by ensuring a reliable signaling rate of 14-plus gigabits per channel, even across the most complex subsystems," McKenney continues. "This enables the fastest OpenVPX subsystems to run 40-gigabit Ethernet and FDR InfiniBand protocols at full speed, providing signal integrity for our customers' critical sensor processing and mission computing applications."

MVRI technology can scale to support signaling rates greater than 14 gigabits per channel. Intel Xeon server-class OpenVPX ecosystems in combination with InfiniBand and Ethernet switch fabrics provide embedded processing capability.

Aerospace and defense EW and C4ISR processing applications are characterized by their need for low size, weight and power (SWaP), high deterministic data exchange rates across powerful processing clusters, and include applications as diverse as AESA radars, high resolution wide area motion imagery (WAMI), and sophisticated on-platform sensor data exploitation, Mercury officials say.

For more information contact Mercury Systems online at www.mrcy.com.

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