Mercury has unveiled its latest innovation: the DRF2580 System-On-Module. This system, powered by the Intel Agilex 9 SoC FPGA, is a game-changer in direct RF signal processing, promising to redefine aerospace and defense systems with its broad radio frequency range, enhanced security, and accelerated decision-making capabilities. 

The Power of Direct Digitization  

Traditional analog signal down-conversion stages are now bypassed, thanks to the direct digitization of RF signals. This leap forward allows for real-time digital signal processing, high-speed converters, and expansive bandwidth digital data links. The outcome? A solution that's not only more power-efficient but also cost-effective.

Compact Design, Expansive Capabilities 

Despite its small footprint, the DRF2580 is mighty. It features four channels and leverages 64GSPS ADCs and DACs, ensuring it's well-suited for a plethora of applications ranging from radar and communications to electronic warfare and SIGINT, among others. This versatility is critical in mission-critical fields where rapid, efficient data processing is paramount.

Transforming the RF Spectrum 

Ken Hermanny, GM of Mercury’s Mixed Signal business, emphasizes the transformative impact of this technology: “These boards make direct digitization across the spectrum a reality. Previously, converter technology lagged, struggling to match the wide frequency range of RF input and output signals. Now, with higher conversion and processing rates, we can efficiently capture, process, and exploit larger portions of the RF spectrum at the edge.”

A New Era for Signal Processing 

The launch of the DRF2580 System-On-Module marks a significant milestone in signal processing technology. By setting new benchmarks for power efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and rapid decision-making, Mercury not only addresses current technological gaps but also paves the way for future innovations in mission-critical applications.