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May 28, 2010

Mercury Computer Systems Introduces New Six-Slot MicroTCA Chassis

Mercury Computer Systems has introduced Ensemble 2000 MicroTCA Platform, a six slot chassis that is built around RapidIO (News - Alert), Ethernet, IPMI, AdvancedIMC, and MicroTCA industry standards.

Backplane is provided with switches to support Gigabit Ethernet as well as any of the communication fabrics from RapidIO, 10 Gigabit Ethernet or PCI (News - Alert) Express. As the backplane is provided with built-in system manager functionality, eliminating the need for a separate MCH module and all slots can be configured with AMCs. This makes the solution cost effective.

According to Steve McPherson, director of business development at Mercury, high-performance, high-bandwidth embedded computing in cost-effective packages are needed in industries such as Semiconductor Manufacturing and Communications for designers working on sophisticated industrial equipment.

MicroTCA (News - Alert) solution from Mercury in the form of a new six slot chassis provides the designer the flexibility to build solutions needed using the integrated system functionality and scalability provided in its compact size. Mercury works closely with customers to provide them with solutions to capture and process data for many complex applications.

The Chassis can be stacked in a 19-inch rack and multi-chassis scalability built into the design can be used for building bigger systems while using the clock and other interfaces by daisy-chaining across multiple chassis.

Mercury has 25+ year history of providing customers with performance excellence with competitive advantage. It has been providing embedded computing systems, software and services to a wide range of industries.

The company was recently in news for delivering its network-enabled radar processing subsystems and comprehensive integration services to a leading international prime, for its next-generation maritime radar to be deployed on surface fleet vessels and aircraft carriers.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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