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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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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Staying ‘mission ready’

In the past, people would only see the doctor when they were sick, and remedies would be prescribed and sick days taken. The impromptu doctor’s visit may be fortuitous, however, as it could lead to diagnosis of more serious issues that could have become catastrophic if not caught. A better way of catching these issues is yearly health checks, providing ‘preventative maintenance’ and enabling issues to be diagnosed and resolved before they become...

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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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Lightning strikes at FIA 2018

Ross Newman was at the Farnborough International Airshow, and saw plenty to get enthusiastic about with Abaco's solutions deployed on a number of platforms..

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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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The State of Defense

Here, Larry Schaffer shares his thoughts about the nature of the defense industry, and the relationship between maintaining control over what is spent while at the same time delivering the best possible tools for our warfighters.

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A day in the life of the Network Innovation Centre

Abaco has a number of Innovation Centers around the world, one of which is in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our office there is at the heart of of our networking development and customer support.

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In Turkey to meet with TAI

Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii, to give the company its correct name, is the primary developer of aerospace systems in Turkey. We were fortunate enough to be asked to spend some time with them.

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EW Lausanne: trends are emerging

Unsurprisingly, COMINT, ELINT, SIGINT and jamming were key themes at the EW conference and exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland. Christophe Rabourg was there.

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OpenVPX opens the door for more than just rugged embedded computing

VPX is rapidly becoming the "work horse" of embedded computing - but as Haydn Nelson describes, its architecture also lends itself to some innovative applications - applications for which Abaco's newly announced VP869 is well suited.

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CANSEC: a successful and worthwhile show

Last week saw us exhibiting with our channel partner J-Squared Technologies at CANSEC in Ottawa, Canada. It was the third year we’ve partnered with J-Squared at Canada’s premier defense industry trade event.

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Good friends are hard to come by

UAVs are just one example of military platforms in which minimizing SWaP - size, weight and power - is essential to mission success. Haydn Nelson describes one of the ways in which Abaco is addressing the challenge.

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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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Good friends are hard to come by

UAVs provide demanding challenges for computing suppliers - including delivering maximum performance in a space that is highly constrained in size, weight and power (SWaP). Here, Haydn Nelson looks at how Abaco rises to those challenges.

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Product management: our top five challenges

Having spent many years in a business development role, Pete Thompson was recently appointed Vice President, Product Management – a role that will see him determining our product priorities for the coming years. Here, he shares the challenges he sees ahead.

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