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July 22, 2014
HPEC Solutions Strive for Data Center Computing Levels
 While it’s hard to find any consistent definition of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC), the demand for high levels of server-class compute muscle is growing for defense system designs.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

July 09, 2014
The future of military unmanned aircraft
Military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have come a long way since the first Persian Gulf War in 1991, and today are competing with a broad range of future civil and commercial UAVs for agriculture, law enforcement, and even package delivery.

Military & Aerospace
J.R. Wilson

June 18, 2014
Navy and Air Force choose DRFM jammers from Mercury Systems to help spoof enemy radar
U.S. Navy and Air Force electronic warfare experts needed advanced digital RF memory (DRFM) jammers for a variety of aircraft. They found their solution from the Mercury Systems Inc. Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary in Cypress, Calif.

Military & Aerospace
John Keller

June 01, 2014
Getting Heat Out
At Mercury we offer three types of products to our customers, Air-cooled (A/C) Modules, Conduction-cooled (C/C) Modules and what we call Air Flow-By (AFB) Modules. In all cases we go through detailed design and testing processes to design the units for our customers.

Engineering Edge
Darryl McKenney, VP, Engineering Services

April 29, 2014
Mercury Systems adds to workforce at new N.H. site
Mercury Systems Inc. of Chelmsford has expanded its workforce in New Hampshire, with a new, state-of-the-art facility that houses production of specialized technology for its supercomputer systems used primarily in military vehicles.

Worcester Business Journal
Emily Micucci

April 25, 2014
Mercury Systems, Advanced Microelectronics Center, a Very Unique Asset for Hudson
Governor Maggie Hassan participated in the ribbon cutting at Mercury Systems’ new Advanced Microelectronics Center Ribbon Cutting, highlighting how innovative, job-creating businesses like Mercury Systems are moving New Hampshire’s economy forward. The opening of this new facility signifies Mercury’s investment to the future of innovation throughout the state.

Area News Group
Len Lathrop

April 22, 2014
Mercury christens new microelectronics facility
HUDSON, N.H. -- In a ceremonial move that culminates the integration three recent acquisitions, Mercury Systems Inc. hosted a ribbon-cutting last Friday for its new Advanced Microelectronics Center at 267 Lowell Road.

Lowell Sun
Dan O'Brien

April 18, 2014
Mercury Systems to celebrate opening of new Hudson facility
HUDSON – In a move that helps cement Greater Nashua’s claim as the heart of manufacturing for New Hampshire, defense electronics contractor Mercury Systems has opened its large new facility in south Hudson, so big that it includes a clean room larger than many warehouses.

Nashua Telegraph
David Brooks

April 01, 2014
The Attack-Counterattack Game
DRFMs play a critical role in ECM and hence, in EA developments. By leveraging information captured from present and future enemy systems, DRFM-based test systems can be employed to test new EA systems and verify whether or not these systems will succeed. With the growing reliance on electronic attack systems to protect warfighters and equipment, continuous testing and updating is required. And leveraging DRFM-based test systems fills this need in a modular, programmable, and cost-effective manner.

Aerospace & Defense Technology
Tony Girard, Director of Engineering, Mercury Defense Systems

February 27, 2014
Roving Reporter: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2400/2600 v2 Adds More "P" to HPEC
Since the early 1990’s the COTS High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) world has been dominated by processors in the sub-25 watt range. Digital signal processors or processors with special DSP-like processing elements like the Intel® i860were the typical choice of system engineers. They offered optimal megaflops-per-watt, which is generally considered the critical unit of measure for an HPEC system processor. Heat dissipation is also an issue for HPEC systems, so a lower power target is always a benefit.

Intel Embedded Community
Mark-L-OSM

February 21, 2014
Mercury Systems CEO: Massive defense industry changes have just begun
The U.S. defense industry is in the "early phases" of a major downsizing, even as the industry shifts to focus on threats from the Asia-Pacific region, Mercury Systems CEO Mark Aslett said in an interview.

Boston Business Journal
Kyle Alspach, Technology Editor- Boston Business Journal

February 06, 2014
Predictive Analytics for Intel Advantage
In the commercial world, retailers apply predictive analytics to customer behavior in order to maximize sales and profits, crunching data to find the right time to make the right offer to the right customer. Retailers have such a rich trove of historical customer data that, with the use of the latest technology, consumer behavior can be predicted with considerable accuracy.

Geospatial Intelligence Forum
Peter Buxbaum

January 06, 2014
From Ship Welder to Military Defense Company CEO: Mercury Systems' Mark Aslett
A series of Forbes insights profiles of thought leaders changing the business landscape: Mark Aslett, CEO, Mercury Systems.

Forbes
Bruce Rogers

November 15, 2013
GPGPUs Vie with Traditional Processing for Radar Systems
GPU technology offers tremendous advantages in the radar signal processing function chain. But understanding how GPUs fit in without processing solutions is the key to an efficient design.

COTS Journal
Marc Couture, Director, Product Management

October 10, 2013
How one company rides market trends to sustain growth
An ability to catch market trends early has fueled success for Mercury Systems as it supports large primes and government agencies alike with its sensor, data processing and other software and services.

Washington Technology
Mark Hoover

October 07, 2013
'Flying server' offers military a tactical cloud
Mercury Systems has released what it describes as a “flying server” that can be carried by airborne platforms and pods, and which will bring a “tactical cloud” to the military. 

C4ISR & Networks
Michael Peck

October 07, 2013
Latest Mercury Systems embedded computing solution targeted at airborne intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance, making ‘tactical cloud’ a reality
Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY), a provider of open sensor and big data processing systems for critical commercial, defense, and intelligence applications, is unveiling an OpenVPX-based sensor processing subsystem for an airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) application.

Avionics Intelligence
Courtney Howard

October 01, 2013
From VME to VPX
Sequestration, defense reform and cost constraints are driving a new paradigm in the defense industry, where leveraging existing technologies is no longer optional, but required. This is especially true as we migrate from VME to VPX-based embedded computing.

Defense Tech Briefs
Darryl McKenney, Vice President, Engineering Services, and Dan Coolidge, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Mercury Systems

September 29, 2013
CEO Corner: Systems executive with humble beginnings
You may not see the name Mercury Systems on the military equipment, but this Massachusetts-based company provides much of the brain power in the form of super military computers that help with precision, intelligence and defense. CEO Mark Aslett joined Peter Howe on CEO Corner to discuss his company.

New England Cable News

September 09, 2013
Electronic warfare: the cat-and-mouse game continues
Electronic countermeasures and counter-countermeasures maintain their quick evolution, as electronic warfare, optical warfare, and cyber warfare blend into a new discipline called spectrum warfare.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
J.R. Wilson

August 15 , 2013
Going the Distance with End-to-end Ownership
Executive Interview Anthony Sweeney, General Manager of the RF and Microwave Components Group at Mercury Systems.

Microwave Journal

August 15, 2013
Keep it cool: Take the heat out of embedded design
As customers demand increased performance, reduced size, longer battery life, and silent operation, embedded design teams are constantly battling system cooling issues. Covering the latest strategies, Mercury Systems' VP of Engineering Services, Darryl McKenney, answers questions on the thermal management techniques, trends, and materials for current embedded projects, and what changes we can expect in the future.

Embedded Computing Design
Darryl McKenney

August 13 , 2013
FMC transceiver for complex radar, EW, and ELINT applications introduced by Mercury

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

July 31, 2013
UAS military market evolves beyond U.S.
UAS platforms will be an important part of the nation's future defense strategy, but with the war in Afghanistan winding down, there is uncertainty regarding military UAS requirements.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

July 31, 2013
UAS payloads get smarter sensors, enhanced imagery in smaller packages
Requirements for smart sensors that can see further and produce high-quality imagery in small, low-weight packages are driving Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads development. Designers of these systems also face challenges such as balancing reduced Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements while increasing performance, uncertain Department of Defense funding priorities, and data link bandwidth limitations.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

July 24, 2013
VITA Standards Organization Chair Dean Holman talks VITA strengths and areas of improvement
Jerry Gipper interviewed Dean Holman of Mercury Systems for his perspective on VITA organization.

VITA Technologies Magazine
Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director

June 26, 2013
New Interconnect Fabric Trends Help Unlock Potential of High-Performance Embedded Computing
Some of the current usage trends of fabric in some of the more sophisticated HPEC systems indicate the need to consider the pros and cons of fabric-oriented technical attributes along with the associated driving commercial technologies.

RTC Magazine
Marc Couture

June 06, 2013
Interview with Mercury Systems GM of RF and Microwave Anthony Sweeney
Interview with Mercury Systems GM of RF and Microwave Anthony Sweeney at the IEEE MTTS 2013 show in Seattle, WA.

Microwave Journal

May 19, 2013
What it Takes: Interview with Mark Aslett, President & CEO, Mercury Systems, Inc.
Mark Aslett has steered Chelmsford military electronics manufacturer Mercury Systems through a difficult period. Hired not long before the onset of the 2008 recession, Aslett came to a company that, as he describes it, was having an identity crisis...

Worcester Business Journal
Matt Pilon

April 01, 2013
OpenVPX Cooling Technologies
Mercury Systems, Inc. recently announced new thermal management solutions for air-cooled, conduction- cooled and VITA 48 subsystem chassis.

Defense Tech Briefs

March 28, 2013
Mercury Systems Can Take The Heat - Embedded Tech Trends 2013
Darryl McKenney, Vice President of Engineering Services, explains to Technology Editor Bill Wong how Mercury Systems tackles heat dissipation in rugged VME and VPX systems.

Engineering TV
Bill Wong, Curtis Ellzey

February 11, 2013
Fast processors, FPGAs fuel radar/EW signal processing performance
Survey article on latest trends in processing technology for Radar and EW applications.  Mercury secured the “pole position” with a leadoff quote from Paul M (with the exception of VITA’s Ray Alderman (which doesn’t really count).  Paul this is the result of our 45 minute interview with John McHale last month. Notice the AEGIS shot – personally supplied to him by me for “eye candy”.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

February 11, 2013
MOSA provides cost savings, performance, flexibility for EW digital receivers
Contributed article on Mercury’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), written by Chris Lewis, with an assist by Lorne Graves (thanks guys, especially Chris, who endured several rounds of nitpicky edits from the editor)

Military Embedded Systems
Chris Lewis and Alton Graves

February 01, 2013
MOSA provides cost savings, performance, flexibility for EW digital receivers
The use of a Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) can provide cost savings, and performance and upgrade flexibility gains, in digital receiver designs for use in Electronic Warfare (EW). Some approaches to employing MOSA in digital receivers are illustrated, as well as the benefits achieved.

Military Embedded Systems
Chris Lewis and Alton Graves

January 22, 2013
InfiniBand generating buzz in military radar, ISR applications
LONG BEACH, CA. Speakers at the Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) this week in Long Beach, CA, are touting the benefits of InfiniBand switched fabric for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications such as radar and electronic warfare.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

January 21, 2013
InfiniBand Goes Rugged With OpenVPX
Mercury Computer combines two powerhouse technologies with its LDS6523 OpenVPX single board computer (Fig. 1) that is a VITA 65/46/48 (VPX-REDI) compliant form factor. The 6U LDS6523 board is based on Intel's 2.3 GHz Core i7 quad-core Ivy Bridge mobile-class processor and Mellanox ConnectX-3 InfiniBannd host adapter.

Electronic Desgin
William Wong

January 15, 2013
GPU Technology Eases Challenge of UAV EO/IR Processing Design
The complexities of developing a UAV-based EO/IR embedded processing solution are many. Leveraging modular GPU technology helps smooth the way.

COTS Journal
Marc Couture, Director of Product Management

December 28, 2012
Embedded thermal management from Mercury increases cooling from 15 to 50 Watts per mezzanine site
Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing a thermal-management approach for air- and conduction-cooled embedded computing mezzanine cards that places a cold plate on the carrier module to achieve new levels of electronics cooling.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

November 25, 2012
Massive October ballistic missile defense test used Mercury's OpenVPX embedded computing
The largest and most complex missile-defense flight test ever attempted, which last month engaged five ballistic and cruise missiles at the same time, used OpenVPX-based radar processing subsystems from Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, Mass.

Military & Aerospace
John Keller

November 01, 2012
FPGA OpenVPX Technology Feeds ISR and SIGINT Needs
Military signal processing systems continue to expand the amount of data they collect. To keep pace, systems developers need to make use of FPGAs combined with board designs that make maximum use of data flow.

COTS Journal
TOM ROBERTS

November 01, 2012
MXM Standard Enables GPGPU Use in Rugged Systems
GPGPU technology offers attractive levels of performance for key military applications. The MXM standard packages GPGPUs for the SWaP-constrained requirements of the defense realm.

COTS Journal
Marc Couture

October 17, 2012
Mercury subsidiary lands Navy contract worth up to $58M
KOR Electronics, a Cypress, Calif.-based subsidiary of defense subcontractor Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY), has landed a five-year agreement to continue its development of signalling architecture by producing a subset of its latest radar jammer equipment to the U.S. Navy.

Mass High Tech
Patricia Resende

August 17, 2012
Mercury Computer Systems Showcases Integrated Signal Processing Solutions for UAVs - AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2012
At AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2012, Mercury Computer Systems was showcasing it's varied solutions across the signal processing chain for UAVs that operate in rugged, SWAP-constrained environments, such as microwave tuners, FPGAs, GPGPUs and more.

Engineering TV
Curtis Ellzey

August 14, 2012
With Cuts Expected, Defense Contractor Stays Agile
Despite what its CEO called "an increasingly challenging environment" in the defense sector, Chelmsford-based Mercury Computer Systems is making plays in an effort to expand its offerings and to keep deals coming in...

Worceter Business Journal
Matt Pilon

August 03, 2012
OpenVPX platform delivers horsepower needed to revolutionize helicopter flying
Mercury Computer Systems' OpenVPX Application-Ready Subsystem is one of the latest VITA design wins, playing into the Raytheon ADAS helicopter system.

VITA Technologies
Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director

August 03, 2012
VITA 75 - The rugged small form factor in a box
While robust 6U systems provide powerful embedded processing for large platforms, there is a huge gap in addressing the rapidly growing application needs of small, mobile platforms. The members of VITA have been very busy the past two years developing standards for small form factor systems to fill this gap. Three separate efforts are underway currently in the VITA Standards Organization (VSO): VITA 73, 74, and 75. Let’s take a look at VITA 75 and see how it fits in.

VITA Technologies
Tom Roberts
Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director

July 31, 2012
Processors Built for Games Could Master Intel Video Overload
If there is one mantra among the intelligence community’s full-motion, video enthusiasts it is this: While the aircraft and cameras that gather FMV and lower-rate motion imagery are extremely sophisticated, the process of cataloging and analyzing the resulting data is anything but. Analysts stare at images and tap notes into computers: Man enters courtyard. Man stands in courtyard. Man smokes cigarette.

Defense News
Debra Werner

July 27, 2012
Smarter sensor processing for UAS payloads
UAS payload designers are packing more and more processing capability behind the sensor, enabling more data filtering at the sensor level so only the most important information gets to the commanders in the field, cutting down on communication bottlenecks.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director, OpenSystems Media

July 01, 2012
Graphics and video processing advancing quickly because of networking and GPU enabling technologies
Embedded computing capability to process graphics quickly and efficiently is more important for aerospace and defense applications today than ever before. Moving maps, imaging sensors, and icon overlays on maps and images are only a few of the applications driving graphics-processing boards for military uses.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

July 01, 2012
Managing Tech Insertion for Sensor Processing Subsystems
Successfully upgrading processing functions on sensor processing subsystems is a multi-layered task. But with the right tools, techniques and standards in place, system developers can do it cost-effectively.

COTS Journal
Tom Roberts

July 01, 2012
SENSOR PROCESSING: Raytheon chooses Mercury for infrared sensor-processing subsystem for helicopter situational awareness
Infrared sensors experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., needed an advanced sensor processing subsystem for the multifunction image processor in the Raytheon Advanced Distributed Aperture System (ADAS), which provides spherical situational awareness to helicopter crews. They found their solution from Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass.

Military & Aerospace Electronics

July 01, 2012
Unmanned, sensor-laden, and ubiquitous
Unmanned vehicles carrying advanced sensor and processing payloads proliferate the modern battlefield, in the air, on the ground, and at sea.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
Courtney Howard

June 12, 2012
Open systems vital to new defense era
Open-systems architectures enable straightforward integration of new capabilities

Defense Systems
Paul Monticciolo

May 11, 2012
Mercury solution delivers sensor data directly to coprocessors for electronic warfare applications
The solution is geared toward electronic warfare programs then are heavily dependent on accurate sensor data, says Dinesh Jain, senior product manager, Mercury Computer Systems. The technology has already been deployed for a video imaging application, he adds.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

April 24, 2012
FPGAs and GPGPUs Vie for Military System Design Mindshare
With advanced FPGA and GPU processing power available on the popular military board-level form factors, system developers can choose the best technology for the job—and consider hybrid systems.

COTS Journal
Marc Couture, Director of Product Management

March 26, 2012
Bandwidth demands of radar and signals intelligence create pressure to refresh XMC and FMC mezzanine board standards
Embedded computing designers for demanding digital signal processing (DSP) subsystems in military embedded systems like radar, electronic warfare (EW), and signals intelligence (SIGINT), are making broad use of I/O mezzanine boards in the XMC and FMC form factors, yet engineers are worrying that tomorrow's applications -- and even some of today's -- are finding modern mezzanine modules inadequate for the task.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

March 12, 2012
More Storage, Please
"More Storage, Please - Modern Sensors Pose Challenging Storage Design Issues" - A recent article from Unmanned Systems magazine discusses the growing need for high density, deployable data storage and how Mercury's Digital Storage Unit meets that need.

Unmanned Systems
Anne Mascarin

March 08, 2012
Defense Acquisition Business Issues
Tom Roberts, Solution Marketing Manager for Mercury Computer Systems, talks about defense acquisition business and technology issues facing vendors in the military and aerospace industries.

Engineering TV
Tom Roberts
Terry Knight, Bill Wong

March 01, 2012
Tracking Small Targets
Radar engineers are responding with faster processors, standards-base hardware and open software. Mercury's system engineer German Linares explains in this C4ISR technical briefing.

C4ISR
German Linares

February 20, 2012
FPGA Processing Boards Fuel Radar and SIGINT Advances
There’s a great synergy between FPGA vendors advancing their silicon performance and board vendors leveraging those advances. Military radar and SIGINT systems are reaping the rewards of those partnerships as they build ever more capable platforms.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2012
FPGAs Keep Pace with Expanding Defense Mission Challenges
Tasked to handle higher frequencies and wider bandwidths, SIGINT and EW systems have requirements that are ever more demanding. Modular FPGA and ADC technologies help process and manage this deluge of incoming data.

COTS Journal
Tom Roberts, Solutions Marketing Manager, Mercury Computer Systems

February 20, 2012
Radar signal processing upgrades use embedded COTS hardware
Military radar designers are turning more and more toward Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) signal processing solutions to modernize existing radar systems.

Military Embedded Systems
John McHale, Editorial Director

January 28, 2012
GPU Technology Eases Challenge of UAV EO/IR Processing Design
The complexities of developing a UAV-based EO/IR embedded processing solution are many. Leveraging modular GPU technology helps smooth the way.

COTS Journal
Marc Couture, Director of Product Management

January 01, 2012
Finding the Hidden Opportunities
Defense acquisition reform could have an upside for prime contractors.

SIGNAL Magazine
Dr. Paul Monticciolo

December 05, 2011
NASDAQ OMX intervew with Mark Aslett
NASDAQ OMX sat down with Mark Aslett, President and Chief Executive Officer, to discuss what’s driving growth and what the future holds for Mercury.

NASDAQ OMX

December 01, 2011
Radar Systems Boost Appetite for Faster I/O and DSP Processing
The requirements of today’s military ground-based radar systems drive a huge demand for complex, high-throughput I/O and advanced signal processing. Intel-based processing technologies and clever fabric schemes smooth the way.

COTS Journal
Shaun McQuaid, Anne Mascarin

December 01, 2011
Hybrid backplanes combine OpenVPX and VME components
While VME has been supplanted by standards like OpenVPX, which support higher system bandwidths, investments in unique VME modules can be preserved by using hybrid backplane designs.

VME and Critical Systems
Tom Roberts

November 16, 2011
Mercury Computer Systems Rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
Mercury visits the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square for their annual Investor Day. In honor of the occasion, Mark Aslett, Mercury's president and CEO, officially rings the closing bell. 

NASDAQ

November 16, 2011
Rugged Military Computing Systems from Mercury at MilCom 2011
Bill Wong of Electronic Design magazine talks with Thomas Roberts at Mercury about rugged military computing systems and the challenges facing designers of these systems.

Electronic Design
Bill Wong

November 01, 2011
GPGPU Technology Eases Persistent Imaging Processing Challenges
For the data-intensive processing needs of persistent image processing, GPGPUs can outperform CPUs at real-time parallel data stream computation...

COTS Journal
Anne Mascarin
Jeff Child

September 01, 2011
Faster SIGINT: The secret could be in your game room
The same kinds of computer processors that project movie-quality video game graphics will soon sift signals intelligence collections aboard American planes, industry experts said...

C4ISR Journal
Ben Iannotta

September 01, 2011
Industry Interview with Brian Perry, VP, Services & Systems Integration (SSI)
Tactical ISR Technology interviews Mercury's Brian Perry, VP, Services and Systems Integration, on defense acquisition reform, and how Mercury helps its customer address challenges in the new budget environment.

Tactical ISR Technology

September 01, 2011
U.S. contractors to demonstrate TiVo-like tool
ITT and Mercury Computer Systems have collaborated on a new video management system that they plan to demonstrate to potential U.S. Army and Air Force customers by the end of the year.

C4ISR Journal
Kristin Quinn

August 26, 2011
FELCO Processes Imagery from Surveillance Aircraft for Geospatial Intelligence
Mercury and ITT Geospatial Systems debuted their jointly developed FELCO image processing solution for surveillance aircraft at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2011.Check out this video to learn more. 

Engineering TV (Electronic Design)
Bill Wong

August 18, 2011
Standards-based sensor-processing tool for UAVs and manned aircraft introduced by Mercury and ITT
The ITT Corp. Geospatial Systems segment in Rochester, N.Y., and Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., are introducing the Federated Embedded inteL-server for Collaborative Operations (FELCO) processing solution to help process raw sensor imagery and metadata from manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft into open-standards geospatial intelligence while the surveillance aircraft is still in the air... 

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

August 16, 2011
AUVSI: ITT and MCS target US Army for FELCO demonstration
The US Army is close to demonstrating the latest in ISR embedded processing systems on board a UAV before the end of the year, industry officials have revealed... 

UV Online (Shephard Group)
Andrew White

August 15, 2011
Racing to test next-gen mobile: Inside track for AdvancedTCA?
Multicore processors, DSPs, FPGAs, and Serial RapidIO make up the pit crew keeping AdvancedTCA in the driver’s seat for next-generation mobile networking testing... 

CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA and microTCA Systems
Tom Roberts

July 12, 2011
Analysis: Electronic warfare moves to frontline
As the United States draws down troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and cuts back on defense spending, its reliance on technology will only rise, benefiting a clutch of companies specializing in intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance... 

Reuters
Bijoy Koyitty

July 05, 2011
High-performance computing benefits signal and data processing in aerospace and defense applications
High-performance computing (HPC) is well suited, and steadily being adopted, for myriad defense and aerospace applications... 

Military & Aerospace Electronics
Courtney Howard

June 29, 2011
New demands on ISR require new technologies and systems (PDF)
Open standard Application Ready Subsystems™ (ARS) navigate ISR systems through increasingly stringent Defense Acquisition Reform (DAR) waters...

Military Embedded Systems
Brian Perry

June 15, 2011
Digital and Microwave Technologies Collaborate in Next-Generation EW Receivers
If all the signals in the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum were visible, and each frequency was a different color, it would be impossible to see anything. “EM smog” would blanket every inch of our vision...

Microwave Product Digest
Marc Couture

May 24, 2011
Parts from Mass. firms make gadget boom whole
Massachusetts doesn’t make the iPhone. But this is where chips are made that make it ring... 

Boston Globe
Hiawatha Bray

May 23, 2011
The Globe 100: The Best of Massachusetts Business 2011
Mercury was named to the Boston Globe's "Globe 100," a list of top performing public companies in Massachusetts...

Boston Globe
Shirley Leung

May 01, 2011
EW & SIGINT Signal Processing
Mercury's Mark Couture, director of product management for the Microwave and Digital Solutions Group is featured in this article focusing on the best ways to do digital signal processing for EW and SIGINT systems. 

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

May 01, 2011
Inside Track: Interview with Dr. Ian Dunn, VP and GM, Microwave and Digital Solutions Group, Mercury Computer Systems
Mercury is taking an approach that is very unique by adding RF and microwave capabilities, through acquisition, to a core capability and product line that is purely digital. Please explain why you’ve chosen this path...

Microwaves & RF
Nancy Friedrich

April 15, 2011
Right Place, Right Time
On a late summer night in 2010, Mercury Computer Systems President and CEO Mark Aslett and several members of the company’s leadership team arrived in Huntsville to help celebrate Mercury’s expansion here (PDF download).

Insights Magazine
Staff Reports

April 01, 2011
Smarter vehicles: U.S. Army wants standardized ISR equipment and proven technology
When U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceled the Future Combat Systems program in 2009, he didn’t cancel the Army’s desire to vastly improve the ability of soldiers riding inside ground vehicles to see and understand their surroundings... 

C4ISR Journal
Jim Hodges

April 01, 2011
Stand-alone I/O boards are disappearing as mezzanine I/O cards take control of data-acquisition applications
The era of the widespread stand-alone input/output (I/O) board apparently is coming to an end, embedded computing industry experts say, as systems designers increasingly rely on mezzanine I/O cards for the vast majority of their applications...

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

March 01, 2011
Broadcast Television Tools to Help Intelligence Analysts Wade Through Data
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is preparing to deploy a suite of tools that will help war commanders sift through live and recorded video quickly to pinpoint key clips and highlight information with the ease of sports broadcasters...

National Defense Magazine
Grace Jean

March 01, 2011
GPGPU Computing Carves Out New Military System Design Territory
Graphics processors used as general purpose processors are the latest disruptive technology to invade military embedded computing. Powerful and dense processing combined with easy programming give it a decided edge over traditional signal processing approaches...Graphics processors used as general purpose processors are the latest disruptive technology to invade military embedded computing. Powerful and dense processing combined with easy programming give it a decided edge over traditional signal processing approaches.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

March 01, 2011
Hybrid Backplanes Weave Legacy Technology into New Systems
By blending fabric-based OpenVPX and legacy VME into a single system, military system developers can embrace new performance levels while preserving a wealth of legacy technology.

COTS Journal
Tom Roberts
Jeff Child

February 01, 2011
Intel keeps hold on embedded applications with latest processor
Introduction of the Intel Core i7 processor with its built-in floating point processing capability was one of embedded computing's biggest stories in 2010, yet the year 2011 was just a couple of days old when Intel made another announcement just as significant - the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family...

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

February 01, 2011
Security, tools, and specialization highlight today's FPGA trends in aerospace and defense applications
Security, advanced programming tools, and increasing specialization for an ever-broadening number of potential applications are primary trends in today's field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology for aerospace and defense. FPGAs represent one kind of programmable digital processor with many gates that enable systems designers to custom-program the device on the fly for security, functionality, power consumption, and other benefits...

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

February 01, 2011
Top Technologies For The Warfighter
Chris Cuifo chronicles his predictions for the 'must-have' technologies that will equip the warplanes of tomorrow, and includes Mercury in the mix...

Military Embedded Systems
Chris Cuifo

January 25, 2011
Microwave tuners and IF technology for Navy SEWIP Block 2 electronic warfare program to come from Mercury
 Electronic warfare systems integrators at the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) segment in Washington needed advanced radio frequency (RF) microwave tuners and intermediate frequency (IF) products as part of the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 upgrade program. They found their solutions from Mercury.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

January 15, 2011
OpenVPX Strengthens Its Hand for Military Embedded Designs
Military system developers have long faced a conflicting desire to harness the latest and greatest computing technologies versus the need to mitigate the risks inherent in banking on new system architecture approaches. Aimed at bridging those desires, the OpenVPX spec provides implementation details for VPX payload and switch modules, backplane topologies and chassis products.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

January 15, 2011
The Inside Track: Mercury to Supply Embedded Computing for JCREW 3.3 Counter-IED Program
Mercury Computer Systems has been awarded a subcontract by ITT Electronic Systems to deliver products and services for the JCREW (Joint Counter-Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device) 3.3 program...

COTS Journal

January 14, 2011
Today's FPGA trends in aerospace and defense applications involve security, tools, and specialization
Information security, advanced FPGA programming tools, and increasing specialization for an ever-broadening number of potential applications are primary trends in today's field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology for aerospace and defense.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

January 13, 2011
Mercury moves into electronic warfare and signals intelligence business with LNX buy
Embedded computing specialist Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is seeking to boost the company's expertise in signals intelligence (SIGINT), communications intelligence, and electronic warfare (EW) with its acquisition of LNX Corp., a specialist in integrating RF and digital signals into high-frequency modules, which is headquartered in Salem, N.H. Mercury bought LNX for $31 million in cash.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

January 07, 2011
6U and 3U VPX CPU boards based on 2nd generation Intel Core processor introduced by Mercury for mil-apps
Mercury Computer Systems is introducing the Ensemble series 6U OpenVPX LDS6521 and 3U OpenVPX SBC3510 embedded computing modules based on the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family. Mercury’s single-board computers are for demanding aerospace and defense applications, such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor processing.  

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

January 06, 2011
Intel-core based OpenVPX modules deliver 4X performance
Based on the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, Mercury Computer Systems Inc.’s has developed the Ensemble Series 6U OpenVPX LDS6521 and the 3U OpenVPX SBC3510 modules for demanding ISR, defense, and aerospace applications.  

EE Times
Ismini Scouras

January 06, 2011
Mercury launches ISR products
Mercury Computer Systems has launched high-performance, Intel Core Processor-based products for ISR, defense and aerospace applications.

UPI.com

January 04, 2011
Smart processing
Converting sensor readings into tactical knowledge once required beaming the data to far-off supercomputers for processing, which meant time was on the side of snipers and bomb planters. Now the embedded computing industry is shifting the tables, squeezing powerful processors aboard aircraft, vehicles and ships. Mercury chief technology officer Ian Dunn explains.

C4ISR Journal
Ian Dunn

December 15 , 2010
VPX Technology Developments: 2010 Wrap-Up
2010 was a banner year for VPX technology developments. The stage was set in December 2009 when VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited, open system architectures in critical embedded system applications, announced the formation of the VPX Marketing Alliance, with the goal of bringing suppliers together to develop and advance VPX and OpenVPX initiatives.

Interconnection World
Matt Vincent

December 10 , 2010
OpenSAL Open Source Scientific Algorithm Library
OpenSAL is an open source version of Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library containing efficient algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing resources.

Scientific Computing

December 09 , 2010
VITA 65 in record time - Interview with Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Computing Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems
Gone are the days when a VITA spec takes years to become a reality. The following interview is a behind-the-scenes look at why OpenVPX was born and how it achieved rapid ANSI approval. Editor Chris Ciufo interviewed Ian Dunn shortly after ANSI blessed the spec.

Military Embedded Systems
Chris Ciufo

December 07 , 2010
Bridgework: Q&A with Mercury Computer Systems on how connectivity to (just about any) fabric on the backplane aids high throughput, low latency, and extreme determinism
Marc Couture, director of applications engineering for advanced computer solutions, Anne Mascarin, product marketing manager, and Arnold Sodder, consulting systems architect, all of Mercury, spoke with DSP-FPGA.com on switch fabrics and the company's new POET technology.

DSP-FPGA.com
Marc Couture, Anne Mascarin & Arnold Sodder

December 01, 2010
Processing Solutions Ease Full Motion Video Challenges
In recent years demand for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities has driven a huge ramp up in data collection capacity. While that shows no signs of slowing, the ability to process that data-in the form of radar captured video or images-presents major system design challenges for developers of military platforms...

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

November 11 , 2010
Converter Speeds Data Acquisition Cards
A fast new analog-to-digital converter (ADC) could help advance the state-of-the-art in signal processing boards.

Design News
Charles Murray

November 01 , 2010
CPUs and GPUs Vie for New Signal and Image Processing Roles
Many advanced applications for high-performance embedded computing demand massive amounts of computing power. As radar systems and other sensor systems get more complicated, the computational requirements are becoming a bottleneck. Real-time, on-platform systems in applications such as persistent surveillance and electronic warfare have huge Gflops and/or Gbyte/s requirements, and strict power and size limits. Traditional CPU-based boards simply do not meet computational or size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints.

COTS Journal
Anne Mascarin & Scott Thieret
Jeff Child

November 01 , 2010
Mercury Releases OpenSAL – Open Source Version of Scientific Algorithm Library
Mercury Computer Systems has announced the availability of OpenSAL, an open source version of its award-winning Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library containing efficient algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing resources. OpenSAL provides a robust API, C code reference design and documentation for over 400 SAL math functions.

RTC Magazine

November 01 , 2010
The Rise and Further Rise of FPGAs in EW
The Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) as it applies to EW subsystems is very much like a sponge. Every new generation of FPGA, which appears every 18 to 24 months, typically provides twice the logic functions of its predecessor in the same sized package with roughly the same power consumption.

Journal of Electronic Defense
Barry Manz

November 01, 2010
Intel-based Rugged Server-Class Board Targets ISR Apps
Intel processors have quickly made inroads into the military market. By using the familiar Intel architecture, Linux operating system and server-class computing, applications can more easily migrate from workstations and ground stations to tactical environments, facilitating a common code base between the lab and deployed environments. With all that in mind, Mercury Computer Systems has announced the Intel-based Ensemble HDS6600 High Density Server for rugged deployed ISR systems.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

November 01, 2010
Sensor and Signal Processing Apps Ride FPGA Wave
Faster FPGA-based DSP capabilities combined with an expanding array of IP cores and development tools for FPGAs are enabling new system architectures. Military applications that rely on heavy.

COTS Journal
Jeff Child

October 25 , 2010
Intel's Embedded Xeon Tackles Avionics
The real story, however, is that it was not as easy as just plugging an Intel Xeon processor designed for a server farm into a mil-spec board—since avionics boards need to have their chips soldered down. In fact, shoehorning two 48W quad-core Xeon processors with 12GB of memory into a 25mm x 267mm standard avionics 6U rack without melting it down required Mercury to invent three new technologies.

EE Times
R. Colin Johnson

October 25 , 2010
OpenVPX embedded server with two quad-core Xeon processors and 12 gigabytes of DRAM introduced by Mercury
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the rugged OpenVPX Ensemble 60000 HDS6600 quad-core, fabric-enabled Xeon-based embedded server for military applications in radar processing, as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

October 13 , 2010
Free Open-Source Scientific-Algorithm Library (SAL)
Engineers and scientists now have access to the Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration created by Mercury Computer Systems for radar applications. The original SAL ran on PowerPC computers, but the open-source software, OpenSAL, lets anyone use the vector-math code, available under an Open Source License GNU GPLv3.

Design News
Jon Titus

October 01 , 2010
ELINT Receivers Tackle Dense Signal Environments
Electronic intelligence (ELINT) has been an essential military tool since World War II, when the Allies used it to find Axis radars. Today, almost every nation that maintains a modern air force or navy also collects or obtains ELINT data, which is most commonly defined as intelligence collected from non-communications electromagnetic radiation. ELINT primarily focuses on signals and non-intentional emissions collected from radars.

Journal of Electronic Defense
Barry Manz

October 01 , 2010
Using a rapidly evolving ecosystem to develop optimized OpenVPX systems
OpenVPX (VITA 65) design principles and a rapidly maturing component ecosystem support development of next-generation embedded computing systems.

Military Embedded Systems
Tom Roberts
Chris Ciufo

September 08 , 2010
Rugged OpenVPX Computing Systems from Mercury (video)
Bill Wong of Electronic Design magazine caught up with Senior Product Manager Shaun McQuaid at AUVSI 2010 for a video interview on Mercury's rugged and compact OpenVPX subsystems.

EngineeringTV.com
Terry Knight

September 01 , 2010
Evaluating Tech Upgrade Paths: OpenVPX vs. RACE++
Many designers and developers of deployed military embedded systems require a significant leap in embedded computing performance to support rapidly advanced sensing and imaging technologies.

COTS Journal
Anne Mascarin
Jeff Child

September 01 , 2010
OpenVPX — From Concept to Specification
The OpenVPX Industry Working Group, a 28-company team founded by Mercury Computer Systems, collaborated with a common goal and accelerated the completion of a system architecture specification for open system COTS suppliers and integrators to specify, design, and build multi-vendor interoperable solutions.

Embedded Technology
Bob Grochmal

September 01 , 2010
Switch Fabrics Enter the Mainstream
High-speed serial switch fabric networking for high-performance embedded parallel processing architectures is benefitting from industry standards and the OpenVPX Multiplane Architecture to take their places in demanding aerospace and defense applications like radar, signals intelligence, and electronic warfare.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

August 27 , 2010
Interconnect Technology A First For Intel Embedded Computing
Welcomed as the industry’s first multi-fabric connectivity solution for Intel processors, the Protocol Offload Engine Technology (POET) protocol-agnostic, multi-standard switch fabric technology enables companies to migrate to open solutions, future-proof their applications, and guard their investment by ensuring a wide range of standards can be implemented without hardware changes

Electronic Design

August 18, 2010
Switch fabric bridge between embedded computing serial interconnects and microprocessors introduced by Mercury
Mercury Computer Systems is introducing a protocol-agnostic multi-fabric interconnect technology for embedded computing systems such as radar, electronic warfare, and electro-optical/infrared applications that are based on Intel microprocessors. Protocol Offload Engine Technology -- better-known as POET -- forms a bridge between microprocessors and high-speed serial switch fabric technology such as Serial RapidIO, PCI Express, and Gigabit Ethernet...

Military & Aerospace Electronics
John Keller

August 15, 2010
Increasing Scalability in MicroTCA Solutions
MicroTCA systems offer small, low-cost computing solutions that are flexible and powerful enough to address a broad set of demanding applications. However, they are currently limited in upward scalability. A new approach allows designers to combine multiple chassis, thus extending scalability considerably...

Advanced TCA Newsletter
Tom Roberts
Lance Leventhal

June 30, 2010
ISR Subsystem Makes Things A Lot Easier
Wouldn’t life be easier if engineers could just put an entire already-made subsystem into their design and move on, exponentially speeding development time and ease? Sounds too good to be true, but that’s precisely what Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. is offering in the form of its OpenVPX(VITA 65)-based ISR subsystem.

Military Embedded Systems
Chris A. Cuifo Sharon and Schnakenburg-Hess

June 22, 2010
Case Study: OpenVPX Systems Help to Deliver UAV Program Quickly
Today in the embedded systems community, product development speed and efficiency are competitive weapons. In many of the targeted applications for OpenVPX (VITA 65), bringing reliable, high-performance technologies to market successfully can have a very significant impact...

Military Embedded Systems
Anne Mascarin & Greg Rocco

May 28, 2010
General-purpose GPUs breathe new life into high performance embedded computing
Many advanced applications for high performance embedded computing demand excessive amounts of computing power.  Real-time imaging systems in applications such as persistent surveillance and electronic warfare applications among others, require the highest possible GFLOPS/Watt to meet performance requirements without exceeding the power budget.  Traditional CPU boards simply don't meet these power budget constrictions.

VME & Critical Systems
Anne Mascarin, Scott Thieret

May 28, 2010
Intelligence Agents Borrow Wall Street Trading Technology
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street often guards its high-frequency trading strategies as if they were classified matters of national security. Yet the worlds of the quants and the spymasters share more than a penchant for secrecy.

Dow Jones/MarketWatch

April 28, 2010
Deployed Applications Embrace System-Level Rugged Solutions
The traditional slot-cards in a ruggedized chassis is no longer the only game in town for military embedded systems. Box-level solutions are expanding their territory.Despite their technical sophistication, defense electronics systems must deliver uncompromised performance under difficult environmental conditions, including excessive heat, humidity, poor air quality, high altitude, shock and vibration. Embedded computers must be able to keep their electronics from overheating, even when temperatures range up to 55°C and the air is too thin to be used for cooling. At the same time, they must possess the enhanced mechanical integrity to withstand high shock and vibration forces at various frequencies

COTS Journal
Tom Roberts

February 10, 2010
Aerospace And Defense Organizations Tap Novel Rugged Mobile Computers For Mission-Critical Applications
In the military, a soldier's rugged computer can mean the difference between mission success and failure, and even life and death. Military leaders make a point to buy the best computers for each aerospace and defense application. A large defense prime working to deliver mobile, ground-based radar systems for a major radar program upgrade required fast delivery of a rugged computing system, and chose Mercury's 6U OpenVPX solution.

Military & Aerospace Electronics
Courtney E. Howard

January 26, 2010
GPU-based Processing Solves Persistent Surveillance Challenges
Imaging subsystems based on processors that feature the lowest power consumption and the highest performance (the GigaFLOPS/watt metric) are the best choice for persistent surveillance applications. Many CPU-based boards don't meet these stringent GFLOPS/watt requirements. GPUs provide parallel performance potential and low power consumption. An example system that employs GPU-based processing is Mercury's Sensor Stream Computing Platform.

COTS Journal
Anne Mascarin

January 26, 2010
Multi-Sensor Image Exploitation Using Smart Processing
New generations of ISR sensors are surveying ever wider areas with constantly increasing levels of sophistication. Electro-optic infrared (EO/IR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), hyper-spectral imaging (HSI), laser radar (LADAR), SIGINT and COMINT systems scan vast spaces and collect an enormous amount of raw data. Mounted on long-endurance, unmanned platforms, an array of these sensor technologies can deliver the persistent surveillance necessary to find and fix an elusive, insurgent enemy.

COTS Journal
Tom Roberts

January 12, 2010
White Paper: OpenVPX Exec Speakout - Mercury Computer Systems
Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Computing Solutions at Mercury Computer Systems, answers the question: What are key features of OpenVPX not addressed by any other open standard, including VPX (VITA 46), VXS (VITA 41), or even VME (ANSI/VITA 1)?

VME and Critical Systems
Dr. Ian Dunn

December 04, 2009
Interview: Greg Tiedemann on RapidIO
Greg Tiedemann, a product line director at Mercury Computer Systems, has been heavily involved with RapidIO since 2001. In this interview, he brings Open Architecture Review up to date on the standard, considers its place in the evolution of system interfaces and describes RapidIO’s relationship with various processor architectures.

Open Architecture Review
David Lieberman

November 16, 2009
Soldiers adding high tech to the arsenal
Many booths at Milcom 2009, the largest annual military communications conference in the United States, featured technology that seemed to be heading toward small, portable devices that can be tucked under helmets, stashed in backpacks, and sewn into uniforms. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., based in Chelmsford, showed off a powerful ultra-portable computer, about the size of an external hard drive, that allows troops to crunch radar and video data in the field.

Boston Globe
D.C. Denison

October 01, 2009
C4ISR Journal Names Winners For 2009 Big 25 Awards
Army Times Publishing Company reveals the winners of the 2nd Annual C4ISR Journal Big 25 Awards, honoring outstanding innovations in intelligence gathering and networking...

C4ISR Journal

July 15, 2009
Overcoming design challenges for ultra-compact, rugged embedded computing
It's not easy to squeeze a lot of computing power into a small space, but many applications call for this capability. An inside look at a new small form factor and the reasons behind developing it shows how design teams are approaching system problems in the rugged computing space.

PC/104 and Small Form Factors
Tom Roberts

June 30, 2009
FPGA Processing Boards Roundup
FPGAs are providing a vital function in today’s signal processing-based military systems. The Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver from Mercury Computer Systems 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.

COTS Journal

June 05, 2009
Systems integration, telecom offer new hardware niche in New England
There was a time not too long ago when computer giants ruled New England. Digital Equipment Corp., Wang Laboratories Inc., Data General Corp. and Prime Computer were just three of the names that anyone with even a passing knowledge of computers knew. So what is on the horizon for New England hardware manufacturers? According to Enterprise Strategy Group, manufacturers of products designed and built to perform highly specific, problematic tasks requiring unique solutions. One such company is Mercury Computer Systems Inc.

Mass High Tech
Jim Schakenbach

May 18, 2009
Exploiting advanced imagery with a standards-based network architecture
Sensor-based imaging produces volumes of information, but how can only the most valuable information for the warfighter be both extracted and delivered quickly? A new Converged Sensor Network (CSN) Architecture is facilitating just that.

Military Embedded Systems
Tom Roberts

April 30, 2009
FPGAs deliver performance and flexibility to mixed-signal applications
Many mission-critical applications in defense and signals intelligence operate in a mixed-signal environment, transforming an analog input from some part of the spectrum into a digital bit stream and then processing that bit stream into useful information. These applications require a high-performance A/D converter capability, combined with time and frequency domain receiver processing.

DSP-FPGA.com E-Letter
Jack Kilian

April 23, 2009
The best way to run a railroad
OpenVPX and VITA 65 have joined forces at their own VME "Promontory Point," clearing the way for interoperable VPX boards. All aboard!

Military Embedded Systems
Chris Ciufo

March 31, 2009
VPX and VXS Strike a Balance of Choices for Designers
VXS and VPX each have different strengths as alternatives for today’s military embedded system developers. It’s important to understand the capabilities and the trade-offs they offer compared with traditional VME.

COTS Journal
Anne Mascarin and Tom Roberts

March 19, 2009
Chelmsford computer firm pushes envelope in defense
No one knows how defense budgets will fare under the Obama administration, but Mercury Computer Systems Inc. of Chelmsford is banking on getting a greater share of military contracts and moving ahead on a profitable course, its executives say.

Boston Globe
Davis Bushnell, Globe Correspondent

March 09, 2009
Take IP Networking To The Tactical Edge
Parallel computing is the way of the future. Compute clusters on the macro level and multiprocessors on the micro level are ganging up to accelerate the processing of huge quantities of data. Many advantages can be reaped if Internet Protocol (IP) networking can be taken to the tactical edge—where sensors collect valuable data. Why? Because IP networking is pervasive and inexpensive. And better than any other protocol we have today, IP networking can minimize the interoperability risks of developing applications on compute clusters in the laboratory and then deploying them to large systems in the field.

Electronic Design
Ian Dunn

February 02, 2009
Mark Aslett: A focusing force
Mark Aslett wouldn’t describe himself as a turnaround guy, but says the experiences rehabilitating struggling firms have certainly helped him in his latest role...

Boston Business Journal
Jackie Noblett