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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Mercury Computer Systems Delivers Reconfigurable Computing Solution that Cuts Signal Processing Footprint in Half

via PRNewswire

The base configuration of the PowerStream 7000 system uses PowerPC(R)7447A processors connected by a RapidIO switch fabric. The PowerStream 7000FCN configuration can be integrated for front-end signal processing in the same system with PowerPC processors, using PowerStream FCN boards. The FCN board has three 7-million-gate Xilinx FPGAs, each with SRAM, DRAM, a dedicatedRapidIO link, and high-speed copper links both to the front panel and to the other FPGAs. Two of the FPGAs also have a 10-Gigabit fiber connection to thefront panel, which can be used for 10-Gigabit Ethernet.

The power of the FPGAs is accessed through Mercury's FCN Development Kit(FDK). The FDK provides the RapidIO interface, multi-ported memory interfaces,I/O interfaces, and an on-chip fabric to connect them all. The components worktogether to provide high-bandwidth data paths across the entire chip and memory mapping across the RapidIO fabric.

The PowerStream 7000 FCN configuration is available today. For more information, visit or contact Mercury at (866)627-6951.

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processingsolutions. Mercury's solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligencedata. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences,and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products forenhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America , Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at

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