Mercury Systems Unveils First 3U Transceiver Optimized for Spectral Efficiency in Congested RF Environments



Wideband, ultra-low-latency transceiver for SWaP-constrained electronic warfare applications

Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the Ensemble® DCM-KU-4R2G-2T3G ultra-low-latency transceiver developed to meet the demanding requirements of advanced electronic warfare (EW) applications and to provide high-speed signal processing capability suited to ultra-wideband communications and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications. Designed in accordance with OpenVPX™ standards at Mercury’s Huntsville, Ala. facility, the new transceiver is optimized for low probability of interception (LPOI) radio frequency (RF) signal detection in heavily contested electromagnetic environments. Ideal for digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) applications, Mercury’s new product seamlessly couples coherent multi-channel, multi-board functionality with best-of-breed spectral purity in a 3U form factor ruggedized for harsh military environments.

Modern military forces rely increasingly on electronic warfare technologies to secure a competitive advantage prior to physical engagement with an adversary. At the same time, commercial applications, such as wireless data and voice transmission signals, crowd the spectrum, virtually masking electromagnetic signals of military interest. Maintaining a dominant position on the electromagnetic battlefield necessitates simultaneous discernment of small signals over a wide bandwidth of frequencies with exceptional precision. Swift identification of these signals is critical to generate an appropriate and timely response to recognized threats. Mercury’s newest innovation addresses this signal detection challenge by densely integrating state-of-the-art RF and digital technologies to maximize spectral efficiency while simultaneously reducing physical size and weight.

“Leveraging our core competency of RF and digital integration expertise, our new SWaP-optimized transceiver enables swift identification of threats in the most heavily crowded electromagnetic environments encountered by our military forces,” said Charlie Hudnall, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Embedded Sensor Products group. “Today’s product announcement further validates Mercury’s leadership position in advanced electronic warfare solutions protecting our warfighters from continuously evolving threats.”

The transceiver supports flexible configuration of analog to digital converter (ADC) circuitry for processing of incoming RF signals of interest. The default configuration provides four ADC channels with digitization rates up to 2.0 gigasamples per second (GSPS). A channel interleaving option allows two ADC channels with enhanced digitization rates up to 4.0 GSPS per channel in dual-edges sampling (DES) mode. Digitized signals are processed with a powerful Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ KU115 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) with 4GB of external DDR4 memory. To facilitate application development, Mercury’s EchoCore™ firmware for FPGA programming greatly reduces the time required for mission-specific solution development. Two low-latency digital to analog converters (DAC), each with sampling rates up to 3.0 GSPS, are available with user-selectable output modes. All product configurations are available in air- or conduction-cooled configurations.

For application assistance, more product information, or purchase inquiries for the Ensemble DCM-KU-4R2G-2T3G transceiver, customers can visit www.mrcy.com/3U-Transceiver or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mrcy.com.
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Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

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Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

199 Riverneck Road
Chelmsford, MA, 01824
USA

tele: 978.967.1401
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http://www.mrcy.com/

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