Momentum Computer Rolls Out First Dual Pentium M SBC for PICMG 2.16

4/25/2005 - Momentum Computer, Inc., a subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), introduced the CCR-200, its new dual Intel® Pentium® M-based PICMG 2.16 6U single board computer. The CCR-200 consists of two loosely coupled compute nodes interconnected by Gigabit Ethernet. Each node is populated with an Intel Pentium M processor that can run at speeds of up to 2.0 GHz, with up 2 GB of memory. The CCR-200 doubles the compute density currently available in a single slot of a PICMG 2.16 packet switch backplane.

An extension of the PICMG 2.x family of specifications, the PICMG 2.16 employs an Ethernet-based packet switch architecture on the CompactPCI platform. The combination provides a reliable, robust computing environment for high availability and next-generation network applications in embedded computing.

"The CCR-200 is the latest example of Momentumís industry leadership in bringing innovative products to market," said Harry White, president of Momentum Computer. "Leveraging the power of the Intel Pentium M processor and the architectural scalability of PICMG 2.16, the CCR-200 is a testament to our teamís vast knowledge and experience in embedded computing applications, which enable us to rapidly respond to customer requirements with creative and cost-effective solutions."

In addition to the Intel Pentium M processor, each CCR-200 compute node consists of an Intel 855GME memory controller, an Intel 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH), two Gigabit Ethernet ports and front-panel USB, serial port (x2) and VGA connectors. Two Broadcom® BCM5384 single-chip, four-port gigabit switches are used to provide a non-blocking, redundant interconnect between the two nodes and the PICMG 2.16 backplane fabric via the J3 connector.

The CCR-200 also provides a single 32/64-bit 33/66 MHz PCI/PCI-X PMC site and a Type I/II CompactFlash® socket accessible from the front panel. A set of mating Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) from Momentum Computer allows the board to be configured to meet a wide variety of I/O requirements.

The new CCR-200 is available now from stock for small quantities, and with delivery times of six to eight weeks for production quantities. Pricing for the CCR-200 starts at under US$6,000, with volume discounts available. For more information on Momentumís single board computers or application-specific board design services, contact Momentum at (760) 431-8663 or visit

About Momentum Computer, Inc.
Momentum Computer, Inc. was founded by Harry L. White and a team of engineers to fill an important need in the embedded computer market ó quick turnaround and delivery of custom processor and high-performance I/O boards. Momentumís standard and custom product offerings include single board computers based on all major processor families in CompactPCI, VME, ATX and PMC form factors. Momentumís high level of engineering expertise and efficient processes result in a custom design cycle that provides system designers with the fastest possible time to production. Momentum was acquired by Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. in December 2004.

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. Mercuryís 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 Companyís systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercuryís 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 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

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