Mercury Systems, Inc. introduced a new COTS open-architecture board that delivers the latest commercial signal processing technology for aerospace and defense applications, driving higher performance from a smaller form factor. The DRF3182 Direct RF Processing Module is the first standard product purpose-built for the aerospace and defense industry that leverages Intel’s new Stratix® 10 AX SoC field programmable gate array (FPGA), which adds a key capability to the Mercury Processing Platform by enabling the direct digitization and processing of broadband RF signals.
Unlike traditional systems that use costly analog frequency conversion hardware, direct RF technology allows the direct processing of broadband signals. Designed for radar and electronic warfare (EW), this technology can enhance a wide range of applications including software-defined radio and communications. This streamlined architecture reduces the total system size and cost while increasing flexibility.
Why it Matters
Today’s rapidly evolving threat environment requires deploying advanced processing capabilities to the tactical edge. Through deep collaboration with Intel, Mercury has set a new standard for performance that will ensure modern EW and radar systems can provide a decisive advantage to U.S. and allied forces and make the world safer and more secure.