Market-leading sensor processing development platform


ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a leader in reliable and secure critical technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced today the new Model 8258 development platform based on dual AMD-Xilinx Versal® AI Core device. Incorporating Mercury’s previously announced SCFE6931 signal processing module, this proven, out-of-the-box platform enables engineers to start application development right out of the box, saving them valuable time and reduces project risk.

Why is this important:
The Model 8258 development platform enables customers to rapidly deploy Versal AI Core technology, giving soldiers the ability to react quickly and make real-time tactical decisions that are critical for survivability and combat success. the mission.

“There is a growing need for artificial intelligence capabilities in autonomous unmanned vehicles/aircraft and munitions,” said Ken Hermanny, principal and general manager, Mercury Mixed Signal. “In a world where incremental change is no longer enough, Mercury is helping the A&D industry bend the curve by developing more powerful and secure processing systems, of which our new Model 8258 platform is a prime example.”

“The heterogeneous mix of computing resources inherent in the Versal AI Core series gives designers the freedom to assign computing tasks to the most appropriate processing engine, as well as the ability to dynamically adapt and reallocate resources as needed. .” said Manuel Uhm, director of silicon marketing at AMD. “Mercury’s 8258 is a great addition to the Versal ecosystem by harnessing the resources of two powerful AMD-Xilinx VC1902 adaptive SoCs and simplifying development in a preconfigured platform.”

The 8258 development platform simplifies the path for engineers to immediately begin unlocking the tremendous performance needed for advanced defense system solutions found in the SCFE6931 processing module. The 8258 supports application development on real SCFE6931 hardware, compared to a lab-only evaluation board, so IP, software, and hardware can transition directly to deployed signals intelligence systems and electromagnetic intelligence, where data can be analyzed and identified more quickly.

Versatile development platform ideal for:

  • Develop artificial intelligence applications such as target classification, signal decoding/decryption, image recognition and pattern recognition
  • Navigator FPGA Development Kit (FDK) allows users to develop a custom FPGA IP to add application-specific functionality
  • Navigator Board Support Package (BSP) Includes software functions and libraries to program the board and control the Navigator IP
  • Navigator includes ready-to-use examples to get started right away
  • Optional support for four 100 GigE optical interfaces for fast, parallel processing and data throughput
  • Two Versal VC1902 processors on the 6U card double the available heterogeneous processing resources

Mercury envisions, creates and delivers innovative technology solutions specifically designed to meet the most pressing high-tech needs of its customers. For more information or purchase inquiries, visit the Model 8258 Development Platform product page or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or [email protected]

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Turner Brinton, Senior Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems Inc.
+1 (303) 325-6405 | [email protected]

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