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Phillip Henson

Phillip Henson is Senior Product Manager responsible for Abaco’s DSP product line as well as legacy I/O products.  With a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, his career has seen him with assignments at the DoD’s Missile Defense Agency and at Dynetics before joining Abaco in November 2016. 

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Game theory revisited

Game theory pervades many areas of our lives - and, as it turns out, applies also to the introduction of new products.

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Diff’rent strokes, diff’rent folks

Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, the Austin City Limits Festival has grown to two weekends, eight stages and over 130 bands. It presents Phillip Henson with something of a quandary, however.

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Being the first with the best

'Aggressive' isn't usually a good thing to be. But, when it comes to delivering what our customers need, that's exactly what they want us to be.

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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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It's about time

Phillip Henson finds himself at DFW where his thoughts turn to the importance of time and timing - and Abaco's latest product.

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Overcoming the MIMO ADC channel synchronization challenge

Achieving the necessary synchronization across multiple channels in an electronic warfare systems is a key first step in development - but it can be a lengthy process. Now, it doesn't need to be.

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Scaling FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) capabilities for evolving high speed data needs (Part 2)

In the second part of this post, we look at where the FMC market currently stands, and the developments we may see in the future.

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Scaling FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) capabilities for evolving high speed data needs (Part 1)

In the first of two posts, we look at the thinking behind the development of FPGA Mezzanine Card - FMC - technology, and where it has brought us to.

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Learning by some means learning by all

We recently announced that innovative cooling means that our SBC347D 3U VPX single board computer can operate at maximum speed even at temperatures as high as 75°C. However, as Phillip Henson points out, it’s not only our board level customers who benefit.

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Not just innovation: efficient innovation!

As we announce the first two systems based on Abaco's uniquely innovative Lightning platform - the MCS1000 and GVC2000 - Phillip Henson muses on the parallels between his quest to balance the needs of his MBA studies on the one hand and being product manager for the Lightning platform on the other.

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Give us your what – and we’ll show you our how

As a child I was a bit obstinate at times, and often resented the fact my parents would tell me how I was to do a task. I didn’t mind, let’s say, washing the car - but I wanted the flexibility to figure exactly how best to do that on my own. Historically, those of our customers looking to develop advanced systems for mission critical applications faced a flexibility compromise. They could take advantage of pre-built, pre-qualified systems from a...

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