Mercury Systems Announces First Secure Intel Xeon-based Single Board Computer for VME Technology Insertions

Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, announced the planned availability of the Ensemble® 4000 Series SBC4510 VME single board computer (SBC) module with an Intel® Xeon® E3 v6 processor. The new SBC will enable technology insertion of modern high performance and system security engineering solutions into existing VME-based sensor processing systems. Mercury’s system security engineering capabilities are a key enabler for foreign military sales (FMS) and direct commercial sales (DCS).

Targeted for applications supplying 50W or less, the single-slot SBC is designed to be compatible with all legacy VME64 systems. Together with support for both Linux and VxWorks, an available secure hypervisor further enables legacy applications to run in their own container independent of the underlying system software and hardware. Multiple applications can run in a virtualized environment to easily take advantage of the increase in performance of the Intel Xeon processor.

“Customers with deployed legacy systems have been looking for security and performance upgrade options for VME SBCs in particular,” said Shaun McQuaid, Director of Product Management at Mercury Systems. “With the Ensemble Series SBC4510, we bring today’s advanced system security techniques and significantly upgraded processing performance to legacy VME systems, enabling the FMS and DCS exports that are critical to our customer’s growth strategies.”

Based on an open systems architecture, the SBC4510 module significantly reduces risk associated with diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS).  Mercury’s carefully managed supply chain results in products that have 10+ years of supply longevity, with optional obsolescence management programs available for extended sales, repairs, and support. Additionally, Mercury’s DMEA-certified design, assembly, and test facilities minimize supply chain risk and ensure that system integrators can meet DoD instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks.”

The Ensemble Series SBC4510 VME SBC features a PMC/XMC mezzanine site for I/O expansion and will be available in air-cooled or conduction cooled versions at various levels of ruggedization. For more information, visit

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters

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

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Mercury Systems, Inc.

50 Minuteman Road
Andover, MA, 01810

tele: (978) 256-1300

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