Digital Solutions

Mercury develops digitization solutions for wideband signal and high-channel count applications alike. Leveraging analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) from silicon industry providers such as Texas Instruments and Analog Devices, Mercury can precisely match and digitize intermediate frequencies (IF) for a wide host of radar, EW and SIGINT applications. 

With the onset of these newer ADCs and DACs that sample well into the GHz range at up to 12-bits per sample and beyond, the data-rate ingest and export is significant. Mercury utilizes high-end FPGAs from Xilinx and Altera to solve this problem. Module and system-level architectures have been optimized to maximize digital data throughput while minimizing latency, critical for real-time applications. In addition to processing digital signals from digitizers, Mercury’s FPGA solutions also directly interface to EO/IR focal plane arrays along with pre-digitized I&Q data streams from radar receiver/exciter systems.