Digital Receivers leverage Virtex-5 FPGAs.

Press Release Summary:

Echotek® Series DCM-V5-XMC incorporates A/D and D/A technology for high-speed and high-resolution data conversion while preserving quality of original signal. It implements Virtex(TM)-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGA, which can be programmed by end-user for specific application requirements. Each FPGA is accompanied by DDR-II-SDRAM and QDR-II-SRAM memory chips, available for buffering input data streams and supporting computationally intense applications.

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Mercury Computer Systems Launches First Offering in a New Family of High-Performance COTS Digital Receivers

Company expands industry-leading mixed-signal offerings with the Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver featuring Virtex-5 FPGA technology in a flexible mezzanine card format

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 18 -- 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. Each 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, visit, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation(TM)

Mercury Computer Systems (, NASDAQ: MRCY) 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.

Challenges Drive Innovation is a trademark, and Echotek is a registered trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Other products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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