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Mercury Systems Launches Single Board Computer
with 30x Faster Boot Time for Mission-Critical Avionics Applications

Conduction-cooled Processor XMC Designed to be Safety Certified for DO-178C/DO-254
for Rapid, Reliable, Safe Operation

ANDOVER, Mass. — Sept. 07, 2017 — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, announced that it has launched the MFCC-8558 BuiltSAFE™ single board computer (SBC) module. This new safety-certifiable SBC can boot in less than one second including the real-time operating system (RTOS) and graphics driver, making it 30 times faster than the prior generation. Together the fast boot and ability to be safety certified make this SBC ideal for critical systems in avionics, communications, mission processing, and command and control applications.

The MFCC-8558 BuiltSAFE SBC is a switched mezzanine card (XMC) engineered with DAL safety certification in mind from the top down, systematically applying DO-178C/DO-254 best design practices. The MFCC-8558 can be delivered with all documentation, certification evidence, and supporting artifacts required to prove compliance for avionics certification to DO-178C/DO-254.

“Mercury is committed to making significant advances to the state of avionics,” said Greg Tiedemann, Director of Product Management for Mercury Mission Systems. “By dramatically reducing boot time of safety critical flight systems, we enable our customers to meet stricter operations requirements.”

The MFCC-8558 XMC is designed for seamless integration with complementary building blocks that have XMC 2.0 mezzanine sites. Pre-integrated with BuiltSAFE 3U OpenVPX™ modules such as Mercury’s VGP-2870 video and graphic processor card or the AVIO-2353 avionics IO card, the MFCC-8558 becomes a powerful DAL-C certifiable subsystem packaged in a single 3U OpenVPX slot. Based on the NXP QorIQ T2080 quad-core CPU, the MFCC-8558 BuiltSAFE SBC is available in either air-cooled or conduction-cooled versions.

Mercury’s expertise and experience in the highest Design Assurance Levels (DAL) of safety-certifiable solutions have been built on successful execution of dozens of programs over three decades. This domain knowledge is the foundation of the BuiltSAFE™ portfolio of open architecture modules, systems, and software for avionics, communications, video servers, and mission computing.

For more information on Mercury’s MFCC-8558 SBC, visit or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters 

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry's current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
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