Space-Qualified Solid State Drives in 6U SpaceVPX Form Factor
Main Features
  • - Radiation Tolerant
  • - 6U SpaceVPX(tm)
  • - 940GB

Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, announced the start of customer engagements for its second generation of the TRRUST-Stor™ VPX RT family of radiation-tolerant solid state drives (SSD) featuring up to 940GB user capacity in a 6U SpaceVPX™ form factor.

Improved error correction algorithms for long-term data integrity in radiation-intense environments.

Today’s product announcement exemplifies Mercury’s commitment to expanding the breadth of its space-qualified product portfolio for defense prime contractors and commercial satellite manufacturers. As a further testament to this commitment, the Company is also developing new architectures to provide feature-rich space-grade SSD devices of up to 32TB user capacity for space radar applications. Mercury also offers a comprehensive portfolio of space-qualified RF and microwave solutions that have been trusted on every mission to Mars without device failure.

Mercury designs and manufactures its entire portfolio of space-qualified SSD devices in a Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-accredited facility for design, packaging, test and broker services. The Company’s dedication to excellence in all aspects of industrial security has been recognized by the Defense Security Service (DSS) with Superior ratings of several of its sites, including this DMEA-accredited facility.

Mercury is now accepting orders for TRRUST-Stor VPX RT 6U flight units for delivery in the last quarter of calendar year 2019. Additionally, Mercury welcomes inquiries from customers whose system designs may benefit from a 3U form factor variant of the second generation product, which is currently under development. For application assistance, additional product information or purchase inquiries, customers can visit or contact
Mercury’s secure, self-encrypting military-grade solid state drives (SSD) are available in various configurations, levels of security and form factors. Engineered with Single-Level Cell (SLC), Multi-Level Cell (MLC) or Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND FLASH, our devices meet the performance requirements of each unique program. Mercury’s ARMOR® NAND processor seamlessly integrates certified AES-256 XTS cryptographic algorithms, encryption key purge, MIL sanitization and non-thermal self-destruct powers, delivering industry leading embedded security capabilities.

When a traditional 2.5″ SSD is too large, we offer miniaturized BGA SSD devices in chip form, available with SATA and NVME interfaces. For applications requiring a modular approach, our XMC (VITA 42.3) portfolio of mezzanine drives are ideally suited. Our portable Mission Pak form factor is designed for mission-critical applications needing a compact, handheld SSD ruggedized to include water-proof capability. We developed the defense industry’s first space-grade commercial SSD devices. Engineered in the modular SpaceVPX form factor, the TRRUST-Stor VPX RT device operates reliably in high-radiation environments – perfect for LEO satellites.

ANDOVER, Mass., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, announced the start of customer engagements for its second generation of the TRRUST-Stor™ VPX RT family of radiation-tolerant solid state drives (SSD) featuring up to 940GB user capacity in a 6U SpaceVPX™ form factor. The new device delivers enhanced versatility with improved error correction code (ECC) and both Serial RapidIO® and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe ®) host interfaces. As the first space-qualified storage devices leveraging the SpaceVPX standard for agile interoperability, the TRRUST-Stor VPX RT family enables accelerated system design directly addressing the growing demand for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and mission critical systems operating in radiation-intense environments.

In terrestrial environments, the NAND flash memory devices used in a traditional SSD device are prone to data corruption without the use of ECC. In radiation-exposed environments, data corruption is vastly accelerated due to the occurrence of single-event effects (SEE) and total ionizing dose (TID) degradation which negatively impact the functionality of the NAND flash memory used in the device.

To counter these damaging effects, Mercury has improved the ECC performance of the original 3U TRRUST-Stor VPX RT device. With 30% more error corrections built-in, the Company’s new 6U device integrates high-reliability defect mitigation thereby enabling normal read and write operations in the presence of harmful ionizing radiation. Additionally, the new SSD features redundant NAND flash to further improve long-term reliability and data integrity.

Recognizing that no two missions have identical requirements, Mercury’s new device is built on a platform to readily enable cost versus performance customization. New product variants can be quickly realized where the ECC, spare device count, user capacity and power consumption are optimized for specific programs. The scalable manufacturing and test resources of the Company’s Advanced Microelectronics Centers assure a seamless transition of custom product variants through volume production.
For informations:

TRRUST-Stor(tm) data sheet
Mercury Systems RF Space Qualified Products brochure

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