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.



US Navy Turns to TEVET

Claude Sweeton describes how TEVET helped upgrade the U.S. Navy's airborne ASW mission technology—and how Abaco played a major role.



If You Can't Stand the Heat

Larry Schaffer shares how he gained a new perspective on what it takes to design, build and deliver the powerful systems we do, and why thermal design and packaging are just as important as power.


Abaco Systems HPEC Innovation Center

Why Relocating an Office Is Just Like Developing a Challenging Application

Relocating our HPEC Innovation Center was a big challenge, but thankfully someone with years of experience helped us through it—which is just what we do every day for our customers.


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.


Start-up business

Reinventing Our Business

Being a start-up with 30 years' experience in our industry is quite the balancing act—but as Abaco CEO Bernie Anger reminds us, it's a great position to be in.


Conference Room

Stayin’ Alive

Everyone in corporate life, at some point, has to make a presentation. And the most important thing to remember when building PowerPoint slides is that simpler is better. Find out why your sales presentation motto should be "short, sweet and simple."


Military Navigation

Embracing Commercial

Today, the military adopts commercial technology at a quicker pace than ever—and we're making sure we stay ahead of the game in the embedded computing space.


Silverstone UTC

Encouraging the Young (and Female) Engineers of the Future

We were honored to present the Silverstone UTC Ambassador for Young Women in Engineering Award—and we're encouraged to see more and more young women interested in the profession.


Farmborough International Airshow

Update from Farnborough International Airshow

Even though the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a stormy start, it's clear the industry is flourishing. Abaco Systems was proudly in attendance at the FIA to show how we're pushing the limits of avionics technology.


Sales Qualification

Of Boy Scouts and Lighthouse Keepers…

You may be surprised by how often sales qualification is done inadequately. Here's why—and what you can do about it.


Networking Center

We’re Growing!

We're taking on new recruits at our Networking Center of Excellence! Engineers will learn how Ethernet switches are used in the military and aerospace market and come up with solutions to give us a competitive advantage.


AXIS DataView

Effortless Visualization

Adding visualization to embedded applications has been difficult for decades—but we've made it easy. Michael Both describes how DataView, part of our AXIS development tool suite, breaks down traditional barriers of GUI packages and adds visualization to embedded applications faster than ever.


Abaco Systems: Six Months

Becoming Abaco: Six Months of Transformation

Bernie Anger reflects on the first 6 months of Abaco Systems.



If It Ain’t Broke

Customers regularly ask me why aircraft still use MIL-STD-1553 for their communications infrastructure, rather than a significantly more modern technology like Ethernet? Here’s some of what I can tell them. Way back in what now seems a little like pre-history, MIL-STD-1553 was studied by an aerospace industry group in the early stages of standardization of aircraft interfaces. They spent many years reviewing it. They analyzed it. They tested it...



Supporting Our Warfighters

We were having a conversation the other day about the nature of Abaco’s business. We realized that, over the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about what we do. We’ve spent a similar amount of time talking about how we do it. But: had we worked out why we do what we do? It turned out that, implicitly, we had done that. We just hadn’t articulated it. We’re in the business of supporting our warfighters. Which made it a natural for...