Mercury Computer Systems Announces the First AMC based on the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor L7400
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) today announced the Momentum™ Series AXA-110 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC), which uses a dual-core Intel® processor combined with an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) for flexible switch fabric connectivity.
CHELMSFORD, Mass., February 13, 2007 -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) today announced the Momentum™ Series AXA-110 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC), which uses a dual-core Intel® processor combined with an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) for flexible switch fabric connectivity. AMCs provide the modularity for demanding telecom and military communications, and the AXA-110 is ideally suited for the processing and communications heart of AdvancedTCA® or MicroTCA™ systems.
The Momentum Series AXA-110 is Mercury's second generation of AMC cards that combine a dual-core Intel® processor with the latest Xilinx® FPGA. The AXA-110 is the first AMC to incorporate an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor L7400, which at a core speed of 1.5 GHz and a thermal design power of 17 watts, provides leading energy-efficient performance for small form factor embedded platforms.
"The Intel® Core™2 Duo processor enables high-performance implementations of 64-bit architecture for space-constrained telecommunications and embedded applications," said Phil Ames, Embedded Market Segment Manager of Intel Corporation. "This Momentum Series AXA-110 is an example of how the performance density of Intel® products enables powerful solutions as small as a single-wide AMC."
The key to accessing the substantial processing power is the connectivity provided by the serial fabric interfaces on the AMC. Using a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, the AXA-110 connects to up to 16 high-speed serial lines totaling 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Combined with available IP for PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, or XAUI, the full complement of serial links can be a hub for communication and coordination of the rest of the system.
The AXA-110 supports registered DDR2-400 SDRAM with ECC. Up to sixteen lanes of switch fabric interfaces are implemented in multiple configuration options using Xilinx® Virtex-5 FPGAs in the FAT pipes region on the AMC.1/AMC.2/AMC.4-compliant fabric interface. Two 1000Base-BX Ethernet ports and two Serial ATA interfaces are provided in the common options region.
Pricing for the Momentum Series AXA-110 starts at US$4,495 for a single board, with discounts available on higher volumes. Product availability is 60-90 days ARO. For more information, visit www.mc.com/AXA-110, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. – Where Challenges Drive Innovation
Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with our customers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft; identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs; and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.
Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 23-year history in enabling customers 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. We are listed on the Nasdaq National Market (NASDAQ: MRCY). Visit Mercury at www.mc.com.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the Momentum Series AXA-110. You can identify these statements by our use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued geo-political unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, and difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.