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Mercury Computer Systems Announces Enhancement to Ensemble MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA Platforms

The MXI-205 AMC supports Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGA and VITA-57 FMC-based I/O standard, enabling versatile, cutting-edge processing for commercial and defense applications.

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Oct 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced availability of the newest member of the Ensemble product family: the MXI-205 Xilinx V5 FPGA AMC (advanced mezzanine card), a powerful FPGA-based processor and I/O module.

The MXI-205 combines a Virtex-5 FPGA compute node (CN) with switch fabric flexibility and multiple FMC (FPGA mezzanine card)-based I/O options. Configurable for a variety of high-performance, high-bandwidth, and low- latency processing and I/O needs, this versatile module uses the power of FPGA processing to reduce system size, cost, and complexity in network, telecom, industrial control, defense, and other applications. The MXI-205 is being evaluated by a broad range of clients, covering applications as diverse as telecom, image processing, and high-energy physics, and is seen as a key enabler for high-density compute and I/O intensive MicroTCA platforms.

"Our customers are currently using Ensemble AdvancedTCA solutions to address a variety of complex, high-bandwidth, low-latency computing challenges," said Greg Tiedemann, Product Line Director at Mercury Computer Systems. "The MXI-205 AMC enables these customers to access cutting-edge FPGA processing, and it can also easily integrate a wide range of proprietary and standard interfaces into those platforms, leveraging the versatile FMC modules from Mercury or other suppliers."

For more information and availability on Mercury's comprehensive line of Ensemble solutions, visit www.mc.com/microtca, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mc.com.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. -- Where Challenges Drive Innovation

Mercury Computer Systems provides embedded computing systems and software that combine image, signal, and sensor processing with information management for data-intensive applications. With deep expertise in optimizing algorithms and software and in leveraging industry-standard technologies, we work closely with customers to architect comprehensive, purpose-built solutions that capture, process, and present data for defense electronics, homeland security, and other computationally challenging commercial markets. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 25-year history in enabling customers to gain the competitive advantage they need to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors.