Different ISR platforms have different
requirements to best align with a particular high-speed fabric protocol.
Mercury’s customers are free to choose the best interconnect for their
application while maintaining the same processor payload modules. Enabling
customers to migrate designs between available switch fabric technologies
provides investment protection. It also reduces risk by minimizing the need for
expensive application porting and redevelopment efforts.
Mercury offers a wide array of fabric products
that support RapidIO®, InfiniBand®, PCIe® or
Gigabit Ethernet. The Ensemble 6000 OpenVPX SFM6101 Module is a VITA 46/48
switch board that provides full inter-board next-generation Serial RapidIO data
plane and Gigabit Ethernet control plane connections. The Ensemble 6000 OpenVPX
SFM6102 Module is a VITA 46/48 switch board that provides full inter-board 10
Gigabit Ethernet data plane and Gigabit Ethernet control plane connections.
Many of Mercury’s Intel®-based processing modules include POET,
which accepts PCIe fabric (the native Intel fabric) and translates to standard
open protocols, now including next-generation SRIO and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The
Ensemble 6000 OpenVPX LDS6523 Module is a VITA 65/46/48 low-density server
providing support for InfiniBand or 40 Gigabit Ethernet. Finally, many of these
products operate seamlessly with MultiCore Plus, Mercury’s open, real-time
embedded system software.