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Industry's First OpenRFM-based Wideband EW Tuner Introduced by Mercury Systems

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today's critical defense and intelligence applications, today announced the Ensemble® RFM-1RS18 tuner. This fast-tuning wideband device is the first tuner in the embedded industry to be developed using OpenRFM system building blocks, affordably delivering comprehensive electromagnetic spectrum coverage for electronic warfare (EW) applications.

Mercury's Ensemble RFM-1RS18 OpenRFM(TM) Tuner


Introduced by Mercury in August 2014, OpenRFM was developed to solve the challenges of digital and RF/microwave convergence, spectrum-fusion and maneuverability, complementary system interoperability, and affordability. OpenRFM uses a modular, open-architecture approach, standardizing the electromechanical, software, control plane and thermal interfaces used by integrated microwave assemblies to streamline the design, integration, and testing of RF and digital capabilities within sensor processing systems. OpenRFM design principles are compatible with prevailing embedded computing industry standards, including 3U and 6U form factor OpenVPX and VXS/VME for EW and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) applications.

"OpenRFM's interoperable RF/microwave and digital building blocks enable sensor processing subsystems to be developed and deployed more quickly," said Charlie Hudnall, General Manager of Mercury's Embedded Sensor Products group. "The leverage of proven IP and best available commercial-item technology means that OpenRFM-based solutions have high technology readiness levels and greater interoperability, making subsystem integration smoother and solutions more robust. Additionally, the modularity of OpenRFM building blocks enables them to be quickly deployed in a wide variety of configurations across multiple programs and applications, which further drives interoperability and affordability. These features allow system integrators to quickly configure affordable open systems-architecture-based solutions to complex EW challenges."

The Ensemble RFM-1RS18 tuner integrates three rugged OpenRFM modules into a single-width, 6U VXS package. Each package is comprised of a wideband front-end tuner spanning a range of 0.5 to 18.0 GHz, a quad-converter that delivers four IF outputs and a synthesizer to ensure coherent outputs from the converter. Each tuner combines a high-channel density, derived from OpenRFM's three modules per slot approach with wide, near-instantaneous bandwidth capability, ultra-fast tuning speed, and low-phase noise performance all within a low-SWaP package.

For more information, visit www.mrcy.com/openrfm or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mrcy.com.

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is the better alternative for affordable, secure and sensor processing subsystems designed and made in the USA. Optimized for program and mission success, Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence applications on more than 300 programs such as Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, F-35 and Gorgon Stare. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury Systems is a high-tech commercial company purpose-built to meet rapidly evolving next-generation defense electronics challenges. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

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CONTACT: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate and Investor Communications Mercury Systems +1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com

Source:Mercury Systems, Inc.