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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Learning lessons

When we helped the US Navy upgrade the networks on its fleet, we learned a lot - some obvious things, and some less obvious. John Thompson summarizes the lessons we hope to leverage in the future.

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When your life depends on it …

Abaco has announced a breakthrough in cooling technology that means the SBC347D can operate at its maximum rated speed even at 75°C. Richard Kirk explains why that's important.

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The challenges of dominating the electromagnetic spectrum (part two)

Yesterday, we announced the VP430 RF Direct Processing System, based on Xilinx's innovative Ultrascale+ RFSoC technology. Haydn Nelson explains why it is such a significant and exciting solution for developers.

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GTC 2018: it's a wrap (and we get Jensened)

On the final day of GTC 2018, Kevin Moran gave a presentation entitled “Defense Systems and AI-Enabled Vision Computing” - which seemed to find a very receptive audience.

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GTC 2018 day two: making the technology of the future come alive

New blogger Kirsten Kiley shares a little bit of the excitement from Day 2 of the GTC show and how she was struck by the sheer breadth of applications for AI.

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NVIDIA’s Amazing Event

Greetings from San Jose, and NVIDIA’s GTC 2018 conference. Following an interesting set-up day on Monday when, in the late afternoon, we discovered we had a boundary control issue (our booth had been installed in slightly the wrong place), Tuesday’s highlight was, as usual, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote address. At the start of the presentation, Jensen promised to show the assembled throng Amazing Graphics, Amazing Science, Amazing AI, and...

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Things are changing at Abaco. For the better.

John joined us recently as our Chief Growth Officer. Here, he describes the initiatives he's been undertaking over the past few months, and how he expects them to deliver real benefits for our customers.

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Delivering More of Moore: More Silicon Means More Possibilities

Having worked with various silicon processing technologies for well over 14 years, I’ve witnessed how Moore’s Law has impacted CPU, GPU, and FPGA devices. Back in 2004, I was a part of a research group under Annant Agarwal at MIT CSAIL where students prototyped a 16-core processor. This was a project called the MIT RAW architecture workstation and was a tiled design. At that time, such a massive multi-core system was revolutionary. Since then,...

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Embedded World 2018: we look into the future

Yesterday at Embedded World 2018, we were at the NVIDIA Jetson Meetup, a session primarily aimed at universities and students to bring them up to speed with the latest iteration of NVIDIA Tegra SoMs (systems-on-module) – namely, the TX2. The event was very well attended, and it was great to see the next generation of developers being so excited about the possibilities and opportunities that come with NVIDIA Jetson technology - for AI, autonomous...

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Thoughts from Embedded World 2018

Embedded World is the industry's largest show. Chris Lever, our VP of Corporate Development, files this report from the show floor.

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The challenges of dominating the electromagnetic spectrum

In the first part of this 2-part post, we look at the strategic imperative of dominating the electromagnetic spectrum, and the trends driving development such as the need for wider bandwidth and higher channel counts.

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Nothing New - continued

Having reminisced about what he felt were the shortcomings of static analysis as a debugging tool, John Thomson updates us on how its latest iteration caused him to think differently about its value.

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Nothing New

Just because something didn't used to seem to work very well, doesn't mean it still doesn't - as John Thomson finds out when he revisits static analysis, a software technique designed to improve the quality of software code.

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The Spectre of a Meltdown?

I n this post, we review the actions Abaco is taking in respect of vulnerabilities uncovered by Google Project Zero that have the potential to impact our customers' systems.

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We're at IAV in London

At the International Armoured Vehicles show in London this week, no fewer than 41 countries are represented with much discussion of cost of ownership, retrofit/modernization and the value of open architectures.

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