The Connected Battlefield Blog

Abaco Systems helps military and aerospace organizations minimize program risk and bring programs in on time and on budget. Our integrated, rugged systems solutions are based on a product range that includes single board computers, high performance embedded computing (HPEC), digital signal processing, GPGPU, image processing, sensor processing and avionics. We ally to those products our understanding of applications including ISR, EW, SIGINT, radar, sonar and 360 degree situational awareness. Our customers know that Abaco System brings industry-leading expertise and experience, together with broad and deep customer support.

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Marketing: Behind the Scenes

We're located in South Carolina; New Hampshire; Austin Tx; Ottawa, Canada; and Towcester, England - but being a productive (and fun) team doesn't mean we all have to be in the same country - let alone the same room.

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Thunderbolt 3: the future is here - today

The history of PCs is a fascinating one – most notably in how it’s perhaps been the most visible reflection of Moore’s Law in action. Back in 1981, when the IBM Model 5150 was introduced, the Intel 8088 – running at 4.77MHz - was the processor of choice. Basic internal storage was 16K of memory, upgradable to 640K. Floppy disk external storage – in the form of one or two – was optional: the base unit shipped with a cassette drive. (It wasn’t...

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You CAN have it all

"You can't have everything" is a commonly heard complaint. But, when it comes to automobiles and graphics cards - perhaps you can.

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It’s the details that make the difference

Sometimes, it can be the most trivial of things that cause the biggest arguments. Like, for example, how many LEDs to place on a board and where - and what color should they be?

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A much-needed solution to communication in embedded HPC applications

Abaco is helping create a new open standard point-to-point communication to address a significant problem in the embedded HPC market. Meet Takyon.

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Better isn't always better: part two

In the second part of this 2-part blog post, Ian McMurray describes another example of where a product featured leading edge technology - but it wasn't a product anyone wanted to buy.

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Remembering who we serve

Some thoughts on Independence Day.

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Making our customers’ lives easier

Increasingly, we're seeing the value that software brings to our customers - enabling our hardware platforms to make an even more significant contribution to their solution.

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Working with our partners

Without our partners, we wouldn't be as successful as we are. That's why it was great to spend some time with them last week.

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MOSA/SOSA: a new dawn for military computing

January this year saw the US Army, Navy and Air Force come together to agree on a new computing standard - MOSA - that promises to be transformational for the military.

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The mule of embedded computing

When you think of something that's hard working and reliable, you may well think of a mule. David Pepper sees mules as being analagous to VMEbus.

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At Spain’s first defense fair

Around 150 exhibitors from 11 countries, some 40 official delegations from 27 countries and 10,000 visitors were in Madrid, Spain last week for the inaugural FEINDEF.

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One size fits all? Not always.

Any racegoer will confirm the truth of the old adage: "Horses for courses". You wouldn't necessarily back a horse to win without knowing what its preferred conditions are. The same applies to choosing the optimum solution for moving a gas grill - or for intensive DSP applications.

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I became an Old Crow in Stockholm

The theme of this year’s EW Europe was how the electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace and the scope and depth of electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare is consequently changing in parallel. We were there to demonstrate our capabilities.

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We’re growing

By the end of the year, we'll occupy 50% more space in our home city of Hunstville as we respond to growth in our business.

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