Mercury Computer Systems Echotek DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receiver

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) introduced the new Echotek(R) Series family of high-performance, Virtex(TM)-5-based digital receivers. The new Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver features the latest in A/D and D/A technology, allowing for high-speed/high-resolution data conversion while still preserving the quality of the original signal. It implements either a Virtex-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGA, which can be programmed by the end user for customer-specific application features.

Mercury Computer Systems Echotek DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receiver

Each Virtex-5 FPGA is accompanied by both DDR-II-SDRAM and QDR-II-SRAM memory chips; the memory is available for buffering input data streams and for supporting computationally intense applications. This set of flexible resources delivers unique capabilities, such as multi-board coherency, making the new product especially well suited for beamforming and direction-finding, as required by many radar, signals intelligence, electronics intelligence, and communications applications.

DCM-V5-XMC Features

  • User-programmable Virtex-5 FPGA functions as the primary data processor
  • Supported by Mercury’s EchoCore firmware library
  • Two, single IF channel, Texas Instruments ADS6149 analog-to-digital converters
  • 128 MB of DDR-II SDRAM, accessible by user-programmable applications
  • Two high-speed serial XMC connectors
  • One single-channel Maxim MAX 19692 digital-to-analog converter

DCM-V5-XMC Benefits

  • High-speed A/D and D/A conversion with Virtex-5 FPGA processing
  • Flexible, high-performance data conversion
  • 14-bit analog-to-digital at up to 250 MSPS
  • 12-bit digital-to-analog at up to 2.3 GSPS
  • Complementary to Echotek Series RF 1800GT Wideband Microwave Receiver

More info: Mercury DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receiver (pdf)