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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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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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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