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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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Abaco Wins $4+ Million Order To Help Equip Fighter Aircraft With Next Generation Radar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., — February 12, 2019 Abaco today announced that it has won substantial orders from a leading systems integrator that sees Abaco’s 3U VPX single board computers, FPGA cards and FPGA mezzanine cards deployed as part of a major radar systems upgrade for two classes of jet fighter for the USAF. The program will likely be extended to include upgrades for aircraft operated by the US Navy and by armed forces in Europe. The order was...

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Securing the supply chain

In this blog post for Military Embedded Systems, Abaco COO Chris Cummins discusses what we at Abaco see as one of the most pressing concerns for our industry, and one that we take extremely seriously - the issue of ensuring the absolute security of our supply chain.

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Abaco Announces FMC172 FMC Module with Industry-Leading Digital/Analog and Analog/Digital Performance for Advanced Electronic Warfare Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., — January 29, 2019 Abaco today announced the FMC172 Wideband Low Latency FMC Module. Designed for customers developing advanced embedded computing applications in electronic warfare, digital radar, wide band receivers and wireless communications SDR among others, it brings industry leading ADC and DAC functionality on a single card. The FMC172 is based on the latest high performance ADC device from Texas Instruments and DAC...

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Abaco at GA-ASI industry showcase

Last week, we were at an industry showcase hosted by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, who manufacture remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems. The showcase was organized to recognize UK companies that are contributing to the development of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA, as well as in-service RPA such as MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Gray Eagle. A variant of the new generation MQ-9B SkyGuardian has been...

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Abaco Proposes Takyon API to Khronos Group for Consideration as New Open Standard for High Performance Embedded Computing Application Development

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., — January 16, 2019 Abaco today announced that it had proposed its Takyon API to the Khronos® Group for consideration by an Exploratory Group that Khronos has created to gauge industry interest in a potential new, royalty-free open standard that could transform the way applications are developed on heterogeneous computers. The Khronos ® Group is an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced...

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Abaco Wins Significant Orders for High Performance FPGA Platforms for Next Generation Airborne Radar System

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., — Dec.12, 2018 Abaco today announced that the company has won significant orders from a major US prime contractor for its 3U Xilinx® Zynq® Ultrascale+™ MPSoC Processors with 1553 interface modules. They will be deployed over the next seven years within the central processing module of an advanced, next generation airborne radar system designed to deliver enhanced warfighter survivability. Total value of the program to Abaco...

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Abaco Announces Appointment of Dualos as Authorized Distributor for Avionics Products in Test and Simulation Market

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— December 4 2018 Abaco today announced that it has appointed Dualos LLC as an authorized distributor for Abaco’s extensive range of avionics products in the test and simulation market. Dualos has a market focus on, and far-reaching expertise in, test and simulation, and will initially serve the North American market. The company plans to expand in high growth avionics geographies. Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Dualos has...

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Abaco Announces Powerful New 3U VPX Video/Graphics/GPGPU Boards Based on NVIDIA Pascal GPU Technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— November 27 2018 Abaco Systems today announced the rugged 3U VPX GR2 and GR4 video and graphics cards. Designed for military and defense applications as well as challenging commercial/industrial applications, both feature the newest generation NVIDIA® Pascal™ GPUs, enabling them to deliver up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of performance and offer up to 4.5x the performance of their predecessor, Abaco’s GRA113 video/graphics board. The two...

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