CHELMSFORD, Mass., 25 April 2016. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the rugged 6U OpenVPX Ensemble LDS6526 embedded computing blade for streaming digital signal processing applications like next-generation radar, complex image intelligence, electro-optical sensors, and electronic warfare (EW).
The computer board integrates the Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 system-on-a-chip (SoC), software-defined off-load processing, and double-bandwidth sensor I/O capability.
Mercury's software-defined, FPGA-based protocol offload engine technology (POET) combined with Altera's Arria 10 FPGA is switch fabric-agnostic and runs 40 gigabit-per-second Ethernet or many other protocols at full speed, Mercury officials say.
LDS6526 blades capitalize on Arria 10 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to bridge an additional four channels of external I/O to the standards-based four-channel OpenVPX data plane.
The four sensor I/O channels can be used as additional data plane interfaces to increase bandwidth and flexibility of configuration. Further, the LDS6526's built-in sensor I/O preserves standard dual embedded mezzanine sites.
The Xeon D-1500 and Arria 10 FPGA are rugged, extended-temperature devices. The LDS6526 supports open data movement middleware, including OpenMPI and OpenMPI/OFED, next-generation VITA 46.11 system management, and standard optimized math libraries.
Production units will become available later this year for air-cooled, conduction-cooled, Air Flow-By, and Liquid Flow-By systems, with Xeon D-1500 options of up to 16 cores. Additional configurations with fiber optic I/O capability and VITA 66 compliance will come later this year.
For more information contact Mercury Systems online at www.mrcy.com/LDS6526.