Mercury Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module

Mercury Computer Systems introduced the Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module. The LDS6520 embedded computing board features the Intel’s Core i7 Arrandale processor family and the POET (Protocol Offload Engine Technology) fabric interconnect. The LDS6520 enables a serial RapidIO or low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet data plane to connect a number of Intel Core i7 processors and FPGAs. The Mercury LDS6520 Intel Core i7 6U OpenVPX module also features low latency streaming fabric interfaces for rugged embedded defense applications.


Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module

Mercury LDS6520 Module Features

  • Intel 64-bit Core i7 610E Arrandale dual-core processor running at up to 2.53 GHz with 46 peak GFLOPS
  • On-board Altera Stratix IV FPGA provides streaming bridge for high-bandwidth, low-latency data
  • 80-lane Gen2 PCI Express switch for onboard switching and off-board expansion
  • Advanced system management functionality enables remote system monitoring, alarm management, and hardware revision and health status
  • 6U OpenVPX-compliant VITA 65/46/48 (VPX-REDI) module
  • Serial RapidIO and/or 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric enabled
  • Mercury MultiCore Plus software infrastructure support
  • High speed communication links to general purpose GPU modules (GPGPU)
  • 10x gain in system performance for many ISR applications compared to previous generation designs
  • Supports two XMC sites
  • Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions
  • Supports both serial RapidIO 1.3 and serial RapidIO 2.1 to the backplane
  • POET technology enables future configurations with 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Mercury Computer Systems LDS6520 Module

More information: Mercury Computer Systems Ensemble LDS6520 Module (pdf)