SWITCHED FABRICS

Switched Fabrics

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. 

Switched Fabric Modules