Mercury, Enea Collaborate on OSE Support for Ensemble RapidIO Platform

9/30/2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Enea Embedded Technology announced they are collaborating to bring OSE support to Ensemble, a serial RapidIO® Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA®) development system.

The OSE RTOS is a perfect fit for the Ensemble platform. The built-in support in OSE for distributed, multi-board, multi-processor systems provides a powerful and user-friendly software interface to the RapidIO technology. The building block in OSE that helps the customer build High Availability and Fault Tolerant systems matches the Hot-Swap functionality in ATCA (AdvancedTCA) as well as the upcoming board form factor.

The Ensemble platform leverages industry standards including the high-bandwidth, scalable serial RapidIO switch fabric, and AdvancedTCA, to enable telecom equipment manufacturers to start their next-generation infrastructure designs.

"Our customers have shown significant interest in the RapidIO technology and Ensemble gives them access to a standards-based prototyping platform where they can benchmark real applications," says Adrian Leufven, VP of Marketing of Enea Embedded Technology. "It is important for Enea to be able to demonstrate the capabilities that the OSE RTOS can offer on ATCA and RapidIO. Ensemble demonstrates that RapidIO is the next-generation embedded switch fabric for communications applications."

Since Ensemble is created to support a wide variety of processor architectures, including communications processors, host processors and DSPs, OSE with its wide support of architectures, can be used throughout the entire Ensemble system.

"Mercury developed the Ensemble platform to put the power and functionality of serial RapidIO into the hands of the telecom equipment providers," says Mark Skalabrin, VP and General Manager of Mercury's OEM Solutions Group. "We are pleased to have Enea's support for Ensemble. OSE is well established in that market and provides a rich feature set that complements the architecture and capabilities of the Ensemble platform."

About ATCA
The ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) platform standard was developed through the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group to address the requirements of next-generation applications that could not be served by the CompactPCI standard or proprietary solutions. The prime objectives of the ATCA are to provide the broad benefits of a standardized, yet scalable platform to address the key challenges of the next generation systems with sufficient flexibility to be used across a broad class of applications without imposing constraints that might impact product differentiation.

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 processing computer systems. Mercury's products 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 intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, 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 develops radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced 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

About Enea Embedded Technology
Enea Embedded Technology is a leading provider of real-time operating systems, development tools and services for fault-tolerant, high-availability and safety-critical applications. Enea Embedded Technology owns and markets the OSE real-time operating system. OSE is used in millions of products worldwide, including distributed communication systems such as communication infrastructure or mobile phones, avionics, medical, automotive and industrial control systems. Enea Embedded Technology is a subsidiary of Enea AB (SAXESS: ENEA), based in Stockholm, Sweden. Employing about 600 people worldwide, Enea AB provides products, services, and training for a variety of real-time embedded, IT and e-business applications. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Nokia, Boeing, Motorola, Alcatel, Volvo, TI, Agere Systems, Fujutsu and Hospira. This press release and a photo are available at

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