Zeligsoft Inc.

Zeligsoft Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

October 23, 2006 11:00 ET

Zeligsoft and Mercury Team to Support FPGAs Used in Software Defined Radio

Advanced Automation Tools and Radio Platform Use Open Core Protocol (OCP) to Provide Component Portability for Specialized Hardware Processors

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - At MILCOM, Zeligsoft™, a leading vendor of market-specific embedded software development tools, and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY), the leading provider of high-performance, embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions, today announced component portability support for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) used in Software Defined Radio (SDR), and Wide Band Data Links and SATCOM (WBDLS) terminals.

This collaboration is a continuation of Zeligsoft and Mercury's work with component portability for specialized hardware processors, such as Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) and FPGAs, used in SDRs targeting the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and recently in WBDLS terminals.

FPGAs are attractive to SDR manufacturers as they provide higher computational density and throughput as well as superior and more flexible I/O capabilities than General Purpose Processors (GPPs). For this reason, FPGAs are essential in WBDLS and small form-factor radio terminals. With support for component portability for specialized hardware processors, Zeligsoft and Mercury make it possible for SDR developers to design, deploy, and re-use their FPGA code in a true component-based software manner to increase productivity and improve flexibility and interoperability.

"There have been a few different methodologies proposed for supporting component-based code development in FPGAs" said Murat Bicer, Product Marketing Manager, Mercury Computer Systems. "Mercury and Zeligsoft's OCP-based solution can be leveraged today by waveform developers building FPGA code to be used across a number of SCA-compliant SDR and WBDLS platforms."

"Zeligsoft and Mercury continue to lead the development of solutions needed by the SDR market," said Kamal Krishnapillai, VP Sales and Marketing, Zeligsoft. "Our respective platforms and development tools make the promise of a reusable system architecture a reality."

Zeligsoft (Booth #906) and Mercury (Booth #1013) will be jointly demonstrating this capability, co-presenting a paper in the Technical Program's Radio Systems and Technologies Track, and participating on the panel "COTS is ready for WBDLS processing" during the MILCOM 2006 exhibition taking place October 23rd-25th at the Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC.


Zeligsoft is a leading provider of market-specific embedded software development tools that enable the development of component-based systems. The world's leading aerospace and defence companies use Zeligsoft tools to improve the time to market and quality of their component-based software. Adapting to established development practices, and working with other best-in-class tools, Zeligsoft tools abstract complex standards away from designers, generate domain-specific software artifacts, and guide project teams through the development process. Zeligsoft is the only company in the embedded tools space concentrating on modeling, validation, generation, debugging, automated testing and deployment management of entire component-based systems. Zeligsoft's current target market is the Software Defined Radio (SDR) industry, which has standardized on the component-based Software Communications Architecture (SCA). Next generation products and key strategic partnerships will expand the Zeligsoft customer value into other verticals in the embedded systems space, including defence electronics, telecommunications and automotive. The Zeligsoft team comprises leading toolsmiths and software engineering experts who possess extensive experience in software engineering processes and Model Driven Development (MDD). Zeligsoft drives industry standards by contributing significantly to key forums such as the Object Management Group (OMG) and the SDR Forum. Zeligsoft is headquartered in the Ottawa-Gatineau region amongst some of the world's largest and most innovative high-technology companies. For additional information about Zeligsoft visit www.zeligsoft.com.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation

Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with our customers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft; identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.

Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 23-year history in enabling customers to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq National Market (NASDAQ: MRCY). Visit Mercury at www.mc.com.

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