Mercury Computer Systems has joined the Xilinx Alliance Program. Mercury also announced the availability of a new Mercury Serial RapidIO(R) IP core for Xilinx Virtex (high-performance) and Spartan (low-cost) FPGA families.
The Xilinx Alliance Program is composed of companies with the best available technologies in the areas of IP cores, EDA, DSP, and embedded development tools, as well as design services, board-level products, integrated circuits, and electronic components. Member companies provide optimized products and services that contribute to a broad selection of industry-standard solutions dedicated for use with Xilinx programmable logic.
Mercury is a leading provider of Serial RapidIO-based products. The new Serial RapidIO offering is a full-featured, high-function IP core that incorporates a logical layer, a transport layer and a physical layer, and supports input/output and message passing.
Compliant with the widely adopted Serial RapidIO specification 1.2, the Mercury IP core targets a wide range of applications for embedded, communications, wireless, storage, and defense markets. Designers using Xilinx Virtex high-performance FPGAs can incorporate Mercury's IP to create devices with a robust Serial RapidIO endpoint for a variety of applications.
Mercury's IP has been successfully integrated into multiple Xilinx components with either an internal or external SERDES device, and can also be used to create multi-port switches to aggregate other Serial RapidIO inputs. Xilinx high-performance MGTs (Multi-Gigabit Transceivers) offer core interface speeds of 4x3.125 Gbits/s, the highest available in the RapidIO standard.
For more information on Mercury Serial RapidIO IP core features, specifications, and benefits, visit www.mc.com/ip.