Tuner and digital receiver XMC boards introduced by Mercury for avionics, SIGINT, and EW applications

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 26 Feb. 2012. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) modules -- the Echotek series RFM-251-XMC tuner, and the wideband ACM-V-XMC digital transceiver -- to capture signals in real-time across a wide range of frequencies for electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) applications. The XMCs are available in ruggedized versions.

Tuner and digital receiver XMC boards introduced by Mercury for SIGINT and EW applications
Tuner and digital receiver XMC boards introduced by Mercury for SIGINT and EW applications

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 26 Feb. 2012. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) modules -- the Echotek series RFM-251-XMC tuner, and the wideband ACM-V-XMC digital transceiver -- to capture signals in real-time across a wide range of frequencies for electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) applications. The XMCs are available in ruggedized versions.

The small-form-factor embedded computing RFM-251-XMC tuner supports a frequency range from 20 MHz to 2.5 GHz, converting detected signals to digital IF. The IF is pre-digitized via a high fidelity analog-to-digital converter and routed onto a Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for filtering and protocol processing.

The ACM-V-XMC digital transceiver combines a wideband analog-to-digital converter with a fast digital-to-analog converter and dual Virtex-6 FPGAs. It features direct digitization of L-Band signals and can operate as a high-speed transceiver for embedded computing applications in military embedded systems.

"The RFM-251-XMC Tuner features a high dynamic range, low phase noise and fast tuning speed that support a very high probability of intercept, and the Wideband ACM-V-XMC Digital Transceiver's ultra-high-speed digitizer and on-board FPGA excel at signal processing and data movement," says Ian Dunn, vice president of Mercury's microwave and digital solutions group.

For more information contact Mercury Computer online at www.mc.com.

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