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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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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Five reasons you need Built-In Test (BIT)

Abaco's Built-In Test is designed to provide a high level of assurance that a board or subsystem is operating as it should. Ross Newman describes what it is, what it does - and why it's an invaluable asset.

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More of Moore: the sequel

In the second of this 2-part post, Haydn Nelson looks at how the trend towards integrating even more functionality into a single piece of silicon has perhaps reached its apotheosis in Xilinx's new RFSoC technology.

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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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