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Abaco Announces Development Kit to Simplify, Speed and Reduce Cost of Developing Advanced Electronic Warfare Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—June 18 2019 Abaco Systems today announced the VP430 Development Kit, which is designed to enable application developers to make a fast start on the creation, debugging and optimization of advanced electronic warfare applications. The VP430 Development Kit includes a VPX370 development platform, pre-integrated with a 3U VPX SBC329 single board computer, and the VP430 Direct RF Processing System. The VP430 was the first 3U VPX...

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New 3U OpenVPX Rugged Single Board Computer from Abaco Uniquely Combines Advanced Security, High Performance and Leading Edge Thermal Management, Alignment with SOSA, CMOSS

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 11 2019 Abaco Systems today announced an upgrade to the recently-announced SBC3511 3U VPX single board computer, which now features the 9 th generation i7 6-core Intel ®Xeon® E-2276ME processor (‘Coffee Lake Refresh’) operating at 2.8GHz (with turbo mode up to 4.4GHz). The processor is specifically designed for the specific demands of embedded applications. The SBC3511 offers a 40GigE data plane for alignment with the SOSA...

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Sensor processing evaluation embedded computer with GPU introduced by Abaco

Military and Aerospace Electronics describes how Abaco's new evaluation embedded computer is designed for for unmanned vehicles, embedded training, situational awareness, moving maps, and electro-optical sensor processing.

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Abaco Wins Significant Orders for High Performance 6U VPX Single Board Computers, Ethernet Switches, FPGA Platforms

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 4 2019 Abaco today announced that it had received orders from a major US prime contractor that will see the company’s SBC627 rugged 6U VPX single board computers, GBX460 rugged Ethernet switches and VP840 / FMC168 rugged FPGA boards/mezzanines deployed as part of a highly flexible advanced mobile radar/sensor system. Lifetime value of the program to Abaco is expected to be in excess of $80 million. “Increasingly, customers...

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Abaco Wins Significant Orders to Equip New Sensor Processing/Electronic Countermeasures Airborne Subsystem

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—May 21 2019 Abaco Systems today announced that it had won significant orders from a major prime contractor to provide FPGA processor subsystems which will be at the heart of a C4ISR modernization/upgrade program. The new sensor processing/electronic countermeasures (ECM) solution will be deployed across multiple airborne platforms by the US Air Force. The value of the program to Abaco over the coming five years is expected to be...

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Abaco Announces Ultra-high Performance Graphics, Vision and AI Evaluation Platform Featuring NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Module

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 7 2019 Abaco Systems today announced the GVC1001 ultra-high performance graphics, vision and AI evaluation platform. It is based on the recently-released NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ module that features an NVIDIA Volta GPU with 512 Tensor Cores and an 8-core ARM® CPU. The GVC1001 is capable of up to 10 TeraFLOPS of performance. The GVC1001 is ideal for deployment on highly constrained platforms such as autonomous vehicles...

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Abaco Announces Plans to Expand Huntsville Presence by 50%

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 2 2019 Abaco Systems today announced that, in response to growing demand for the company’s products and services, it is to expand its presence at its world headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. Construction is now under way on a new, ~40,000 square foot engineering design center located at Redstone Gateway in Huntsville. The new facility will be ready to occupy in September 2019. The new offices will bring Abaco’s overall...

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Abaco Announces Selection by GA-ASI to Feature in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 23 2019 Abaco Systems today announced that the company’s FORCE2 flight computer had been chosen by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to be at the heart of GA-ASI’s Certifiable Ground Control Station (CGCS). The CGCS was recently used to control the complete flight of an MQ-9B SkyGuardian – including take-off and landing. This was the first time the CGCS has been used to control an entire end-to-end...

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Abaco Announces Unique, Innovative Health Toolkit to Maximize System Reliability, Mission Success

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 16 2019 Abaco Systems today announced the Health Toolkit, a unique and innovative solution designed to maximize system reliability and success in mission critical environments such as electronic warfare, digital radar and flight control. Health Toolkit is a software/middleware tool, operating between the underlying hardware and the application software, that interrogates all aspects of the hardware’s performance,...

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Abaco Announces New 3U OpenVPX Rugged Single Board Computer that Uniquely Combines High Performance, Advanced Security and Leading Edge Thermal Management

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 9 2019 Abaco Systems today announced the SBC3511 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer, which provides a unique combination of high performance, advanced security and leading edge thermal management. Target applications for the new platform include C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and the most demanding industrial applications. The SBC3511 ’s high...

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Abaco Announces New Family of Avionics Devices for Test and Simulation, Development, and Dataloading Featuring Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 2 2019 Abaco Systems today announced the launch of a new family of avionics devices that feature the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, including Thunderbolt 3-to-PMC/XMC interfacing with ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 protocols. The new platforms have integrated Thunderbolt 3 to establish a new standard for high-speed, low latency portable devices for a broad range of avionics applications. All of the Thunderbolt 3-equipped products...

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Abaco Announces Obox Evaluation Platform to Minimize Time, Cost and Risk of Developing Autonomous Military Platforms

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 26 2019 Today at AUSA Global Force (Booth 128: Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala: March 26 – 28) Abaco announced the Obox, an R&D evaluation platform designed to reduce the time, expense and risk of developing autonomous platforms for military applications on land, in the air and on the ocean. A fully rugged (-40°C to + 71°C) enclosure houses customer-specified combinations of Abaco’s latest 3U VPX single board...

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Abaco Welcomes the Defense Industry to its Home City for AUSA Global Force

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 22 2019 Abaco today announced that it will be present (Booth 128) at AUSA Global Force which takes place in the company’s home city at the Von Braun Center (26-28 March 2019). “AUSA is among the defense industry’s biggest shows,” said Rich Sorelle, President and CEO, Abaco Systems, “and we’re delighted to welcome it to Huntsville. We’ll have a team of people there, talking to visitors about the Abaco rugged computing...

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How VITA Standards Are Making Avionics COTS Adoption Speedier

In this article , Abaco senior product manager David Pepper talks to John Koon of Avionics International magazine about the role that VITA has played, and continues to play, in shaping the embedded avionics market.

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Abaco Systems Names Lorne Graves as Chief Technology Officer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 6, 2019 Abaco Systems, a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications, today announced the appointment of Lorne Graves as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Graves brings 20 years of experience as an engineering executive, working closely with various prime contractors on several key Electronic Warfare, SIGINT, and radar programs. Most recently, Mr...

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