Mercury Systems Intel-based, rugged computer upgrades avionics, communications

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Andover, Massachusetts, is introducing its BuiltSAFE MFCC-8570 single-board computer (SBC) based on the Intel Core i7 Gen5 processor designed to provide an easy upgrade path for avionics and communications systems.

Feb 19th, 2018
Mercury Systems Intel-based, rugged XMC upgrades avionics, communications
Mercury Systems Intel-based, rugged XMC upgrades avionics, communications

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Andover, Massachusetts, is introducing its BuiltSAFE MFCC-8570 single-board computer (SBC) based on the Intel Core i7 Gen5 processor designed to provide an easy upgrade path for avionics and communications systems.

Delivered as a conduction-cooled switched mezzanine card (XMC), the MFCC-8570 is designed to provide an easy upgrade to previous XMC SBCs while preserving the system and sensor I/O built into the host motherboard or I/O carrier.

The Intel Core i7 Gen5 5850EQ processor includes Iris Pro 6200 graphics, making the MFCC-8570 well suited for airborne display processors and video server applications. With turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz for each of four cores, the CPU also enables high-performance airborne and ground-based applications such as flight computers, mission computers, data links, and ground stations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), helicopters, and a variety of fixed-wing aircraft.

"The MFCC-8570 provides best in class performance per watt," says Greg Tiedemann, director of product management. "This fills out our Intel-based SBC product line providing customers a choice of XMC, 3U OpenVPX, and 6U OpenVPX depending on their size constraints."

The MFCC-8570 SBC expands the processing product portfolio for the BuiltSAFE ROCK-2 3U OpenVPX avionics subsystem that also includes graphics, video, I/O, storage, and chassis. The MFCC-8570 can be combined with safety-certifiable SBCs in a multi-level safety ROCK-2 subsystem to provide the optimal mix of high DAL-level certification and highest performance on a function-by-function basis, company officials say.

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs.


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