Mercury Computer Systems Debuts Echotek DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receivers

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of high-performance, embedded computing solutions for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced availability of its initial offering of the new Echotek(R) Series family of high-performance, Virtex(TM)-5-based digital receivers. The new Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver features the latest in A/D and D/A technology, allowing for high-speed/high-resolution data conversion while still preserving the quality of the original signal. It implements either a Virtex-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGA, which can be programmed by the end user for customer-specific application features.

Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiverEach Virtex-5 FPGA is accompanied by both DDR-II-SDRAM and QDR-II-SRAM memory chips; the memory is available for buffering input data streams and for supporting computationally intense applications. This set of flexible resources delivers unique capabilities, such as multi-board coherency, making the new product especially well suited for beamforming and direction-finding, as required by many radar, signals intelligence, electronics intelligence, and communications applications.

“Echotek products have always delivered the finest signal integrity, measured by SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) or SFDR (spur-free dynamic range),” said Charlie Hudnall, Director of Engineering for the Echotek Series of products. “The new XMC product combines our industry-leading mixed-signal performance with the latest FPGA technology to provide customers with unequaled signal processing solutions.”

The Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver is the first of a line of Virtex-5 based digital receivers that is planned for release by Mercury within the next calendar year.

Mercury Echotek Series products lead the mixed-signal products industry with unique thermal-enhanced offerings that are highly integrated with the Mercury VPA- series of high-performance computing engines. For more information and availability on Mercury’s comprehensive line of Echotek Series solutions, contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or