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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IFS: "a valuable opportunity to connect"

At the Intel Federal Summit last week, we had the opportunity to connect with customers, industry leaders, peers and the Intel technical community.

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AI: not so much the what, but the why/how?

The MCubed conference opened Ross Newman's eyes to how we're becoming increasingly reliant on AI - but if that reliance is to increase, it's vital that we understand how AI makes the decisions it does.

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GTC Europe: Turing is on its way

For the third year, we were invited to give a presentation about how we're using the tremendous capability of NVIDIA GPU technology to deliver AI for defense applications.

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AUSA: looking back on day three

Mark looks back on the last day of AUSA, which continued the theme of previous days: a series of invaluable meetings that gave us not only insight, but also encouragement that we're doing the right things.

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Renewing our focus on what’s important

Here, our CEO Rich Sorelle talks about why we do what we do - and why what we do is important.

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AUSA day two: plenty to talk about

Day two of AUSA, and Mark and the Abaco leadership team find that we and the US Army have plenty in common when it comes to the challenges the Army faces.

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A productive opening day at AUSA

The Abaco team is at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC for AUSA, the largest land warfare trade show in North America.

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1553 testing: no more MacGyver solutions

"Mac" MacGyver was renowned for his inventiveness and ingenuity in solving problems with everyday items, a Swiss Army knife and a roll of duct tap. But: testing and debugging MIL-STD-1553 systems shouldn't be like that.

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DVD: lots to see, lots to talk about

DVD2018 brought together industry and defense in the land equipment sector to develop ideas and generate greater understanding of technologies, capabilities and requirements. Our Ross Newman reports.

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“Alexa: prepare to engage the enemy.”

The ability to interact naturally with computers has come a long way. In this post, Ian McMurray looks at where we’ve come from – and where we might be going.

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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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Lessons of the past – revisited…

In his previous post on the importance of standards, Larry got it slightly wrong... Here, he rectifies his mistake - but his fundamental point remains unchanged.

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Getting our kids up to Scratch

At Abaco, we pride ourselves on the programs we offer to young engineers to gain real world experience. Ross Newman, however, is a fan of catching them even earlier.

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A Q&A with David Pepper

When you've been around the embedded computing industry for 20+ years, you've seen some remarkable changes in what we can achieve.

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Lessons from the past

Adhering to standards to deliver interoperability is at the heart of modern computing. Here, Larry Schaffer describes the pioneering efforts of John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson.

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