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3U VPX FPGA Modules First To Market With High-Bandwidth Memory

SOSA Aligned Boards Usher In The Next Generation Of FPGA Performance & Integration Capabilities

ANDOVER, Mass. – Jan. 24, 2022 – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced the Model 5585 and Model 5586 SOSA aligned Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+™ high-bandwidth memory (HBM) FPGA 3U VPX modules. These are the first open architecture 3U products on the market to feature HBM (memory directly integrated on the FPGA chip), offering a 20x increase in memory bandwidth over traditional DDR4 memory. This innovative design dramatically boosts signal processing speeds to support size, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained compute-intensive applications such as electronic warfare, radar, signals intelligence and big data.

Why It Matters

When applied to mission-critical applications such as electronic countermeasures, this added processing power helps transform raw data into actionable intelligence in near real-time, allowing customers to gain insights quickly and make fast decisions confidently.

“Our new Model 5585 and 5586 modules are a breakthrough in FPGA technology designed to speed information to the end user, and the first to market with HBM technology” said Ken Hermanny, general manager, Mercury Microwave and Mixed Signal Assemblies. “The HBM memory chip stacking approach shortens how far data has to travel on chip, enabling smaller form factor subsystems to achieve superior power efficiency and space savings while eliminating processing and memory bottlenecks. It’s an excellent example of Mercury’s expertise in applying the latest commercial technology to aerospace and defense applications.”

“The Virtex UltraScale+ with HBM provides a unique combination of memory, compute and I/O capability in a single high-performance FPGA,” said Manuel Uhm, director for silicon marketing at Xilinx. “This level of integration enables demanding data acquisition and signal processing applications to operate with much lower latency and reduced SWaP than was possible with previous generations of FPGAs, which needed external memory. This real-time responsiveness is key for mission-critical applications.”

Next-Generation Performance in a Compact and Standardized Form Factor

  • Superior power efficiency and space savings in a single-slot, SOSA aligned 3U VPX profile
  • HBM offers 3x the bandwidth per watt vs. GDDR5 memory while occupying 94% less space
  • 20x increase in memory bandwidth over traditional DDR4 memory
  • Dual 100 GigE interfaces offer fast, flexible backplane system connections
  • Navigator Design Suite accelerates design with tools that enable complete operational control of the hardware and all IP functions in the FPGA

Mercury envisions, creates, and delivers innovative technology solutions purpose-built to meet their customers’ most pressing high-tech needs.

Product Details

Model 5585 8-Channel 250 MHz A/D with Virtex UltraScale+ HBM FPGA – SOSA Aligned 3U VPX

Jade 5586 FPGA Module
  • Complete radar and software radio interface
  • Wideband data acquisition
  • Multi-channel, multi-board synchronization for high channel count systems
  • High-bandwidth memory, FPGA logic and DSP density make this board a single-slot 3U VPX processing powerhouse
  • Exceptional dynamic range and analog signal integrity
  • Features Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ HBM FPGAs
  • Eight 250MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • 10 GigE Interface
  • 40 GigE Interface
  • Dual 100 GigE UDP interface
  • Optional VITA 67.3C optical interface for backplane gigabit serial communication
  • Compatible with several VITA standards including: VITA 46, VITA 48.11, VITA 67.3C and VITA 65 (OpenVPX™ System Specification)
  • Navigation Design Suite for software and custom IP development

Model 5586 Virtex UltraScale+ HBM FPGA Processor – SOSA Aligned 3U VPX

Jade 5586 FPGA Module
  • Co-processor for distributed FPGA processing tasks
  • High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) delivers 20x more memory bandwidth than traditional DDR4 solutions
  • Board interfaces: 1 GigE, 10 GigE, 40 GigE, dual 100 GigE and PCIe
  • High-bandwidth memory, FPGA logic and DSP density make this board a single-slot 3U VPX proessing powerhouse
  • Features Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ HBM FPGAs
  • 10 GigE Interface and 40 GigE Interface
  • Optional VITA 67.3C optical interface for backplane gigabit serial communication
  • Dual 100 GigE UDP interface
  • Compatible with several VITA standards including: VITA 46, VITA 48.11, VITA 67.3C and VITA 65 (OpenVPX™ System Specification)
  • Ruggedized and conduction-cooled
  • Navigation Design Suite for software and custom IP development

About Pentek (Now Part of Mercury)

Pentek’s mission is to provide the embedded community with leading edge system- and board-level solutions for the most demanding requirements in data acquisition, digital signal processing and software radio applications through excellence and innovation.

Pentek, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, was founded in 1986 and is now the premier source for high-speed real-time recording systems and software, data acquisition and I/O, DSP (digital signal processing) and SDR (software defined radio) products.

Our customers enjoy the performance and flexibility afforded by our system- and board-level commercial and conduction-cooled product lines and our world-class applications support.

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