Mercury Computer Systems introduced four modules for the Ensemble 1000 Series family of computing systems. The modules can be configured within the ultra-compact, rugged PowerBlock 50 chassis, supporting a range of flexible configurations for applications in mission computing, radar signal processing, wireless communications, and video processing and fusion. The Ensemble 1000 Series systems are available now.
New processing options include the Intel EP80579 SoC (system-on-chip) device, running at clock speeds up to 1.20 GHz; the Xilinx Virtex-5 LX Series FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array); and the AMD M96 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). They are all supported by new SATA hard-disk and solid-state storage drives. The modules enhance Ensemble 1000 Series configurations, which already include Freescale PowerQUICC processors and Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs.
The architecture of the Ensemble 1000 Series enables flexible configurations of heterogeneous multiprocessor arrays, high-performance I/O, and local storage to meet application-specific requirements. Optimized for real-time processing, the Ensemble 1000 Series systems balance processing power with high-bandwidth interprocessor communications and external I/O bandwidth. A high-performance, any-to-any PCI Express switch fabric delivers high-throughput, non-blocking, serial switching among processing, and I/O nodes. External I/O can be customized to accommodate virtually any type of digital or analog I/O.
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