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Abaco Reports Significant Customer Interest in Industry’s First 3U VPX Solution to Feature new Xilinx RF System-on-Chip Technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— July 31 2018 Abaco Systems today reported strong interest in the company’s recently-announced VP430 Direct RF Processing System , the first 3U VPX COTS solution to feature the all new Xilinx® ZU27DR RF system-on-chip (RFSoC) technology. Abaco now has a backlog of customer orders, and expects to ship these imminently. “We have been overwhelmed by the interest in this ground-breaking new product,” said Peter Thompson, Vice...

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Advanced graph processor under development

Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing an advanced graph processor – using Abaco’s 6U OPenVPX VP868 FPGA Card in an advanced multiprocessor architecture.

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Abaco Wins Order to Help Equip Fleet of Fighter Aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— 24 July 2018 Abaco today announced that it had won an order from a leading aerospace and defense company involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and their spare parts. The order is for a quantity of Abaco’s PowerXtreme PPC4B 6U VME single board computers that will be deployed in the light combat aircraft of a major US ally. The order is valued at $1.8 million. Design of the fighter...

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Abaco Systems is Trusted with Providing Single Board Computers for Critical Aircraft Carrier Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— July 10, 2018 Abaco Systems today announced that it has been chosen by one of the world’s premier shipbuilding companies to help equip state of the art aircraft carriers. Abaco XCR15 6U rugged CompactPCI® computers will be at the heart of crew workstations located throughout each ship that will provide access to the craft’s electrical, propulsion and nuclear systems. Depending on the specific functionality of the workstation,...

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The VP430 continues to attract attention

Our design team chose to offer Samtec FireFly Optical Engines as an option for our recently announced VP430 Direct RF Processing System, enabling the VP430’s RFSoC transceivers to connect to a VITA 66.4 optical backplane connector. Our decision hasn’t escaped Samtec’s notice .

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Abaco Systems Wins Significant Order to Support Deployment of Multi-Layered Defense Shield

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 26, 2018 Abaco Systems today announced that it has been selected to help equip a leading-edge radar system that will form a key element within a multi-layered missile defense shield. The company has already received orders for initial development units: the potential value of the program to Abaco – production will begin in 2019 and be completed in 2020 – is estimated to be some $8 million. The production system will...

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Abaco Announces VP869 High Performance 6U VPX FPGA Board Featuring Two Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—12 June 2018 Abaco Systems today announced the VP869 high performance 6U OpenVPX FPGA processing board. Featuring two Xilinx® UltraScale+™ FPGAs and a Zynq® 7000 Series multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC), it provides a form, fit and function upgrade for the VP868, providing existing users with a cost-effective performance enhancement. The VP869 can deliver up to 3.8x more DSP resources and 2.4x more integrated memory than its...

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Abaco Wins Orders to Help Equip Medium Altitude Unmanned Vehicle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 30 2018 Abaco today announced that it had won orders from a leading defense company delivering a range of solutions for electronic warfare, ISR, C4I, avionics, unmanned vehicles and cyber warfare. Abaco’s 3U VPX rugged SBC314 single board computer will be deployed on board a fleet of state of the art medium altitude unmanned vehicles, where it will be at the heart of the craft’s flight control and mission systems. The UAV...

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Abaco Wins Orders to Support Submarine Console

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 15 2018 Abaco today announced that it has won orders from a major European systems solutions provider for a number of 3U VPX single board computers and switches. They will be deployed onboard a fleet of submarines within consoles, developed by the solution provider. The solutions provider is under contract to one of the world’s largest prime contractors, and it is expected that other navies will look to implement the...

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Abaco Wins Orders to Enable Deployment of Army Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 1 2018 Abaco today announced that it had won a substantial initial order from a major European supplier to the defense industry. The customer is under contract to supply tactical electronic warfare systems to one of the world’s major armies. The order includes quantities of Abaco’s VP868 high performance 6U OpenVPX plug-in modules with advanced digital signal processing capabilities, and Abaco’s FMC134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine...

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Round Table: Unmanned Systems

Trying to balance the processing oomph it takes to achieve autonomy with security, thermal management, ruggedization, power consumption, and more could be the undoing of an unmanned system. Peter Thompson, our Vice President, Product Management, took part in an Embedded Systems Engineering round table to explain how these challenges are being met.

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Abaco Wins Orders for Next Generation Radar Systems for Deployment on 4th Generation Fighter Aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 17 2018 Abaco Systems today announced that it had won orders that will see a range of its products included in a next generation radar system that will be deployed in the nose cone of a 4th generation fighter aircraft. The customer is presently on contract to build, test and integrate the solution for the USAF Air Combat Command late this year. Follow on contracts are expected in 2019 to support the US Navy as well as...

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Abaco Announces Cooling Breakthrough to Deliver Maximum Performance at High Temperatures

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 10 2018 Abaco Systems today announced a significant breakthrough in delivering optimum performance from a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). By implementing an innovative cooling strategy, the 12-core Intel® Xeon® D-1500 processor featured on the SBC347D can now operate at 100% of its capability at temperatures up to 75°C in a cold wall (conduction cooled) environment. Traditional solutions that are widely implemented on...

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Abaco Announces Industry’s First 3U VPX Solution to Feature new Xilinx RF System-on-Chip Technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 3 2018 Abaco Systems today announced the VP430 Direct RF Processing System, the first 3U VPX COTS solution to feature the all new Xilinx® ZU27DR RF system-on-chip (RFSoC) technology. It is also one of the densest analog FPGA DSP boards available, with eight ADC and DAC synchronized channels, and features the ability to synchronize multiple boards for even larger system applications. Abaco is taking orders now for the...

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"We’re focusing our resources on what we do best"

For The McHale Report , John McHale, editor of Military Embedded Systems, talked to our CEO Rich Sorelle about the rapid and positive progress Abaco is making, and how suppliers like Abaco are challenged by the DoD acquisition process.

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