Who we are

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is the leader in open architecture, mission ready rugged embedded systems. According to IHS, we are also the world leader in VITA technology boards. We deliver innovative, market-leading commercial off-the-shelf and custom products and program lifecycle management for mission-critical applications in defense, aerospace and industry around the world that reduce time to deployment, cost and risk.


Rapid Prototyping a High‑Performance Embedded Computing System

The availability of appropriate hardware can be a gating factor in the development of high performance, SWaP-constrained applications. However, this white paper describes an approach that can deliver a compelling process.



We have the broadest range of COTS rugged embedded computing products in the industry – from data capture to information delivery – enabling our customers to create entire systems from a single source.

Single Board Computers
Single Board Computers

All of our products share three characteristics.


We deliver mission-critical rugged embedded computing systems to defense, aerospace and industrial applications when failure is not an option.


Service & Support

We bring 30+ years of experience to the flexible, responsive support of our customers, backed by robust, repeatable processes. Through every day of your program, our focus is on ensuring your success.

Latest News

Recent Connected Battlefield Posts

February 15, 2017
Electronic warfare technology has come a long way—and we're working hard to meet the demands of next-generation systems.
February 9, 2017
From wired backplanes and dial-up internet to rugged, reliable solutions, the technology changes many of us have lived through are amazing—and the future looks brighter than ever.
February 1, 2017
Our acquisition of 4DSP was an early birthday present for us—and a major asset for our electronic warfare customers.
January 25, 2017
It's easy to look back and marvel at how much has changed in the last 20 years, but VME architecture remains a constant—and for good reason.
January 20, 2017
Autonomous vehicles are on the rise—but how quickly will the military adopt them? Our bloggers explore that question and more in the final installment of our 2017 look-ahead series.
January 18, 2017
The theme of this year's Embedded Tech Trends conference is "the voodoo behind critical and intelligent embedded systems"—which got us thinking about the magic behind what we bring to our customers.
January 16, 2017
Exciting new defense technologies are on the horizon—but how will integrators deal with obsolescence issues?
January 12, 2017
In part one of our 2017 look-ahead series, our regular blog authors discuss the battle for AI dominance, military spending and the growing demand for COTS technology.
January 10, 2017
Creating and displaying graphics using GPUs can be complex—but we're developing a solution that can simplify the process.
January 4, 2017
GPUs are a quiet innovation that have taken some time to reach their potential—but now they're transforming what's possible.
December 21, 2016
From improved performance to enhanced connectivity and more, NICs have come a long way in 20 years. And at Abaco Systems, our solutions have become more advanced every step of the way.
December 14, 2016
If you're looking to do the best possible job in the shortest amount of time, you need the right tools—and as we've recently demonstrated, our embedded computing solutions are just the thing.
December 7, 2016
Abaco was born one year ago with a mission to innovate and enable our customers to succeed…and we're not slowing down anytime soon.
December 7, 2016
We were recently recognized with two Gold Awards by the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program, but the real win is being able to support our customers with innovative solutions.
November 30, 2016
At Intel's HPC Developer Conference, AI and deep learning are hot topics—and given our involvement in CPU and AI processor technology, 2017 is sure to be an interesting year.
November 21, 2016
We've recently made two new acquisitions at Abaco: the MMS product range from Technobox, Inc., and the COTS expertise of 4DSP. The most exciting part, though, isn't what these acquisitions bring to us—but what they bring to our customers.
November 9, 2016
Whether you simply raise a glass or offer an unexpected act of kindness, find a way to thank our veterans this Thanksgiving.
November 2, 2016
For us, innovation isn't just defined by the products we create—it's defined by the benefits we provide for our customers, and the significantly improved outcomes they achieve.
October 26, 2016
Philippe Constanty discusses our visit to Airbus DS in Seville, Spain, where we met with our customers to discuss their needs and share our newest products.
October 19, 2016
We take great pride in developing young engineering talent, which is why we were honored to work with the National Society of Black Engineers to organize the 5th Annual Summer Engineering Camp for Robotics.

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