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Abaco Announces Availability of LynxOS-178 2.2.4 to Speed Development and Reduce Cost of Safety Certifiable Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— JULY 6 2017 — Continuing to build its safety certifiable portfolio and capability, Abaco Systems today announced availability of the LynxOS®-178 2.2.4 real time operating system from Lynx Software Technologies (formerly LynuxWorks™) for Abaco’s DO-254 certifiable SBC 314 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). Because both the SBC314 and LynxOS-178 are true COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) products, customers can take advantage of...

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Creative uses of FMC

This article , introduced by Jerry Gipper, editor of VITA Technologies, looks at how the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard has become the de facto mezzanine standard for anyone wanting a modular solution for platforms using an FPGA [field-programmable gate array], and examines some of the creative ways in which engineers are leveraging its modularity.

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High-speed Ethernet meets the armored cavalry

Modern graphics processing systems do a great job at delivering vital visual information to those who need it. But: it's easy to overlook the importance of getting the data to the processor in the first place - and then getting it to wherever it's needed in the vehicle. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at how the problem is being addressed.

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Abaco Brings Greater Bandwidth to Leading Edge Radar Applications with New High Performance FMC+ Direct RF Conversion Module

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 12 2017 Responding to the accelerating trend towards wider bandwidth multi-channel receivers in modern radar systems, Abaco Systems today announced the FMC134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine Card Direct RF Conversion Module. It brings industry-leading ADC performance and density: the card can operate as a 4-channel receiver at 3.2GSPS or a 2-channel receiver at 6.4GSPS. Using 16 of the available 32 high speed JESD204B lanes, the...

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Abaco Systems Announces Availability of DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 Certifiable Operating System for FORCE2 Rugged Mission Ready Display Computer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 30 2017 Abaco Systems today announced that the DO-178 safety certifiable operating system Deos™ from DDC-I is now available for Abaco’s DO-254 certifiable mission ready FORCE 2 rugged display computer, as well as the SBC314 single board computer. Deos is certifiable to DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A). “Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco continues to take the lead in...

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New Carrier Cards from Abaco Systems Bring Significant I/O Flexibility at Reduced Cost

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 23 2017 Abaco Systems today introduced the innovative MMS8010 Micro Mezzanine System™ (MMS) rugged 3U VPX carrier card and MMS6245 XMC carrier card. They are designed to enable customers to achieve ultimate flexibility in configuring the broad range of mixed signal I/O typically required by today’s advanced embedded systems while minimizing chassis slot occupancy, and thus minimizing the size, weight and power (SWaP) of the...

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New 40 Gigabit 3U VPX Ethernet Switch from Abaco Enables a New Level of Performance in Embedded Computing in Space-Constrained Deployments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 16 2017 Following the company’s announcement of the first 3U VPX single board computer – the SBC367D – to feature 40 Gigabit Ethernet backplane connectivity, Abaco Systems today announced the NETernity™ SWE440 3U VPX 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch. The SWE440 provides an Ethernet-based system interconnect that allows single board computers, digital signal processors, graphics cards, sensor I/O cards and others to pass data...

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Abaco Launches Mission Ready Graphics System with Industry-Leading Combination of 1+ TeraFLOPS Performance, Connectivity, Rapid Application Development Software

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— MAY 10, 2017 — At GTC (the GPU Technology Conference: San Jose Convention Center) Abaco Systems today announced the GVC1000 rugged, high performance, small form factor mission ready graphics and vision system. Based on the recently-released NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2 supercomputer on a module, the GVC1000 delivers a market-leading combination of 1+ TeraFLOPS of performance in graphics/video applications, flexible connectivity, minimal...

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Leveraging COTS Solutions for Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

In this article by Dave Bursky, senior editor at Embedded Systems Engineering, reviews what’s going on in avionics safety certification – the processes, the challenges (for both customers and COTS suppliers) and what the likely developments in the market will be. He also looks at how Abaco is investing in easing customers’ paths towards safety certification with an innovative approach.

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Electromagnetic Domination

In this audio interview , Amelia Dalton of EEJournal.com talks to Abaco’s Haydn Nelson, who is director of marketing for our 4DSP product family, about the future of electronic warfare, how spectral allocation in wireless communication can be a battlefield game-changer, and why open standards are critical to the evolution of warfare communication technologies.

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Abaco Systems Announces ImageFlex to Reduce Time and Cost of Developing Advanced Image Processing Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— April 26 2017 At Quad-A (The 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit – Nashville, TN) Abaco Systems today announced ImageFlex, an innovative software tool designed to allow engineers to harness the full potential of NVIDIA®, AMD and Intel® GPUs for application such as real-time image processing and image visualization. ImageFlex greatly simplifies application creation by delivering a powerful set of high-level application...

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Abaco to present at GTC

GTC is the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. It takes place every year, and is much anticipated by the GPU community. This year, it takes place at the San Jose Conference Center May 8-11 – and our own Ross Newman has been invited to deliver a paper describing how Abaco enables our customers to achieve the significant performance and SWaP benefits of GPU technology. We’ll be making a significant new product announcement – see here – at GTC, and...

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SBC367D: "An incredible feat"

In his coverage for Multi Gigabit Ethernet of the announcement of the SBC367D, with its support for 40 Gigabit Ethernet on the backplane, Michael Guta describes it as “an incredible feat”.

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FPGA Boards Step Up Their Processing Game

In this article for COTS Journal, editor Jeff Childs discusses what’s going on in the world of FPGA, noting that they have “become the main engine for digital signal processing in military system designs.” He refers to the recently announced Abaco VP880 3U VPX FMC+ (VITA 57) carrier.

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Abaco Systems Announces First 40 Gigabit Ethernet-capable 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— 28 March 2017 Abaco Systems – the world leader in VITA technology boards according to IHS – today announced the industry’s first 3U OpenVPX member of its rapidly-growing 40 Gigabit Ethernet ecosystem. The rugged SBC367D 3U OpenVPX single board computer features the ultra-high performance Intel ®Xeon® D-1500 processor family with up to 16 cores, up to 32GBytes (soon to be 64GBytes) of DDR4 SDRAM memory – and support for 10/40...

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