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Mercury Rolls Flagship Model 5560 FPGA Co-processing Board Powered by AMD Xilinx Versal Technology

Mercury Systems, Inc. introduced the Model 5560, its next-generation 3U OpenVPX SOSA aligned co-processing board—the first to be powered by the AMD Xilinx Versal HBM series with integrated high-bandwidth memory.

Many existing defense systems use FPGAs as co-processers to accelerate data processing at the edge. However, data transfer to memory elsewhere on the board is problematic, delaying decision-making. Mercury’s Model 5560 is directly integrated with the on-chip HBM via the Versal Programmable Network-On-Chip, resulting in up to an 8x increase in bandwidth and 63% lower power than a system using external memory.

Model 5560 is the new flagship in Mercury’s portfolio of HBM technology co-processors, joining the Model 5585 and 5586 modules.

Processing massive amounts of data at the edge with Model 5560, highlights include:

  • 16 GB of Versal high-bandwidth memory
  • Versal HBM series delivers memory bandwidth of up to 820 GB/sec, 8x the bandwidth of DDR5 memory at 63% lower power
  • Four 100 GigE high-speed optical data pipes for an aggregate data throughput rate of 50 GB/sec
  • Navigator® FPGA design kit (FDK) and board support package (BSP) for operational control and IP development

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