Innovative technology enables fastest OpenVPX processing subsystems for defense and aerospace applications
CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Sep. 2, 2014 – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced its Micro Via Radial Interconnect (MVRI) technology. MVRI improves OpenVPX™ switch fabric interconnect data rates by increasing the signal integrity margin approximately three-fold, enabling switch fabrics and point-to-point connections to run faster and more reliably.
“Our research has shown that the payload/backplane interconnect is typically the weakest link in an OpenVPX processing subsystem’s signal channel,” explained Darryl McKenney, Mercury Systems’ Vice President of Engineering Services. “Mercury’s new open standards-compliant MVRI technology addresses this bottleneck by ensuring a reliable signaling rate of 14+Gbaud per channel, even across the most complex subsystems. This enables the fastest OpenVPX subsystems to run 40Gb Ethernet and FDR InfiniBand™ protocols at full speed, providing superior signal integrity for our customers’ critical sensor processing and mission computing applications.”
MVRI technology is scalable, enabling it to support signaling rates greater than 14Gbaud per channel. Planned future fabric implementations, using InfiniBand enhanced data rate (EDR) or 100Gb Ethernet, especially benefit from the performance boost MVRI technology delivers. Intel® Xeon® server-class OpenVPX ecosystems in combination with the latest InfiniBand and Ethernet switch fabrics provide unparalleled embedded processing capability making them ideally suited to the most challenging electronic warfare (EW) and C4ISR processing applications. These 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. MVRI technology will be integral in select Mercury OpenVPX subsystems that begin shipping in Q4, 2014.
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is the better alternative for affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services. These capabilities make us the first commercially based defense electronics company built to meet rapidly evolving next generation defense challenges. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with additional advanced manufacturing and other key facilities across the USA. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.
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