Mercury Systems

Model 5585 HBM FPGA 3U VPX module


The Model 5585 an 8-channel A/D SOSA aligned 3U OpenVPX FPGA board with Virtex® UltraScale+ HBM (high-bandwidth memory). It is a high-speed data converter with programmable DDCs (digital downconverters) suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of a communications or radar system. Its built-in data capture feature offers an ideal turnkey solution as well as a platform for developing and deploying custom FPGA-processing IP. Ample data transfer bandwidth and flexibility are provided by a range of board interfaces including 1 GigE, 10 GigE, 40 GigE, dual 100 GigE and PCIe with the installation of Mercury or user-supplied IP. The Virtex® UltraScale+ HBM’s on-chip high-bandwidth memory coupled with the FPGA’s logic and DSP density enable the 5585 to be a single-slot data acquisition and processing powerhouse.



The SOSA aligned Model 5585 is the first open architecture 3U product on the market to feature high-bandwidth memory (HBM) that integrates memory directly on the module’s FPGA chip. Offering a 20x increase in memory bandwidth over traditional DDR4 memory, this innovative design dramatically boosts signal processing speeds to support size, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained compute-intensive applications such as electronic warfare, radar, signals intelligence and big data.


The HBM memory chip stacking approach shortens how far data travels on chip, enabling smaller form factor subsystems to achieve superior power efficiency and space savings while eliminating processing and memory bottlenecks.


When applied to mission-critical applications such as electronic countermeasures, this added processing power helps transform raw data into actionable intelligence in near real-time, allowing users to gain insights quickly and make fast decisions confidently.


Using the Virtex® UltraScale+ FPGA with HBM, the Model 5585 module is a breakthrough in FPGA technology designed to speed information to the end user. The module can provide a level of integration that enables demanding data acquisition and signal processing applications to operate with much lower latency and reduced SWaP than was possible with previous generations of FPGAs, which needed external memory. This real-time responsiveness is key for mission-critical applications.


Applying the latest commercial technology to aerospace and defense applications is part of Mercury’s Next-Generation Business Model that bridges the gap between commercial technologies and defense programs through continuous investment in critical technologies, capabilities and expertise. This is imperative so our current military can keep pace with defense technology innovation and compete on the global stage.



  • Exceptional dynamic range and analog signal integrity
  • Features Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ HBM FPGAs
  • Eight 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • 10 GigE Interface
  • 40 GigE Interface
  • Dual 100 GigE UDP interface
  • Optional VITA 67.3C optical interface for backplane gigabit serial communication
  • Compatible with several VITA standards: VITA 46, VITA 48.11, VITA 67.3C and VITA 65 (OpenVPX™ System Specification)
  • Navigator Design Suite for software and custom IP development



  • Superior power efficiency and space savings in a single-slot, SOSA aligned 3U VPX profile
  • HBM offers 3x the bandwidth per watt vs. GDDR5 memory while occupying 94% less space
  • 20x increase in memory bandwidth over traditional DDR4 memory
  • Dual 100 GigE interfaces offer fast, flexible backplane system connections
  • Navigator Design Suite accelerates design with tools that enable complete operational control of the hardware and all IP functions in the FPGA"

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