Author: Richard Spiesman

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Richard Spiesman

Richard is a 40-year veteran of the embedded computing industry. Having graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, he joined Motorola before moving on to RAMIX, who were acquired by GE in 2003. He is now product manager for Abaco's networks and communications product line.

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US F-15E Strike Eagle

Looking Back on 20+ Years of Networking

Before retiring, Abaco’s embedded computing expert Richard Spiesman reflects on advancements in embedded form factors, silicon technology and more.


SWE540 6U OpenVPX

40 Gigabits/second Ethernet: It’s a Significant Step

Today’s demanding embedded computing applications have a need for speed, and our newest Ethernet switch meets that need like never before.



Ethernet Switches: Different, but Now the Same

Tired of every Ethernet switch having its own software environment and way of doing things? So were we—so to improve productivity and avoid interoperability issues, we've come up with a better way.


Ethernet connectivity

Network Interface Cards: A Brief History

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.



Here’s to the Next 10 Years

It's been 10 years since we released the revolutionary RM921 Ethernet switch—and its next iteration will only continue its legacy.


Fighter Jet

Rising to the Challenges of Obsolescence

Given the lifetime of most programs and reliance on commercial technology, obsolescence is inevitable in our industry—but we have the experience to overcome it.


Rugged Managed Etherned Switch

Next Step for Ethernet Switch Design

Ethernet switches, like most computing devices, are getting smarter. A few years ago, they were dumb, “plug-n-play” sort of things—they had a small number of interfaces and they performed a simple role. They would receive a packet of data, look at the Ethernet address, and send the packet out on one or more of the other interfaces. They could learn the source address from a received packet, and use that knowledge to decide where to send a future...