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Managing COTS obsolescence for military systems

Managing obsolescence is a recurring challenge for military programs in which the use of COTS products and technologies is often at odds with deployments measured in decades. Here , Abaco’s Richard Kirk talks to Sally Cole, Senior Editor, Military Embedded Systems, about strategies and tactics for mitigating its impact.

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Abaco Systems Welcomes Open Group Launch of FACE™ Conformance Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— October 5, 2016 Abaco Systems today welcomed the launch by The Open Group of the FACE™ (Future Airborne Capability Environment) Conformance Program. The FACE Conformance Program defines the processes to verify, certify, and provide formal recognition that registered software conforms to the FACE Technical Standard. It provides a number of benefits for buyers as well as suppliers of avionics systems. Abaco has long been an...

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Abaco Systems to Propose New Generation of NVIDIA-based Solutions at GTC Europe

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 28, 2016 Abaco Systems is at GTC Europe (28-29 September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) to demonstrate how the company is creating a new generation of products, based on NVIDIA® technology, that are smaller, lighter, consume less power and are more affordable. These will take Abaco into new markets that value the rugged, robust reliability that the company currently brings to the demanding defense and aerospace embedded...

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Obsolescence insurance

In the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) era, electronics obsolescence is a fact of life. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams reviews the options available to organizations who expect their programs to be deployed over periods of years – or even decades.

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Abaco Systems Announces Upgrade to AXIS Embedded Application Development Environment

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 14, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced the release of version 7.0 of AXIS, the company’s innovative, powerful, intuitive software environment for the development of sophisticated, high performance embedded computing applications such as radar, sonar, signals intelligence and image processing. AXIS 7.0 includes: a substantially enhanced EventView, a performance analysis tool which allows developers to demystify...

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Software Challenges When Developing Applications for Multiprocessor Embedded Systems

Developing software for complex, multiprocessor embedded systems such as found in military, aerospace, and industrial applications is often a challenge due to the multitasking and multithreading employed to get the maximum performance from the CPUs. In this article for Embedded Systems Engineering, Extension Media technology editor Dave Bursky looks at the questions that need to be asked by developers – and reviews some possible answers.

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Beating the heat in high-performance embedded computing

Managing heat in an embedded system is vital for two reasons. The first is to maximize reliability. The second is to enable the system to run at maximum speed. In either case, the minimal size of many of today’s military platforms increase the challenges – as do the increasing functionality and performance of latest generation processors. In this article by John Keller at Military & Aerospace Electronics, Abaco principal mechanical engineer...

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New game for GUIs

We use GUIs in almost our every interaction with technology – except, it seems, when it comes to embedded systems. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at why embedded developers may be missing a trick – and at AXIS DataView, which is designed to eliminate the excuses for those developers.

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HPEC enables onboard data processing for persistent surveillance

In this interview , Abaco Systems business development director, Larry Schaffer, talks to Courtney Howard at Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine about the role of High Performance Embedded Computing in persistent surveillance systems and how HPEC is being used not just to gather huge amounts of data, but also to turn it into intelligible, actionable information.

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Abaco Systems Responds to Increasing Customer Demand with Relocation of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Center of Excellence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— August 2, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that it has relocated its High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Center of Excellence (CoE) to new premises in response to growing customer demand. Located in the Boston area, Abaco’s HPEC CoE supports customers in the full lifecycle of the development of the most advanced, most sophisticated embedded computing applications, from initial architecture design through integration to...

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Abaco’s DAQMAG2A high performance rugged display computer
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Leonardo Helicopters to Demonstrate AW189 Featuring Abaco Systems DAQMAG2A Rugged Display Computer at Farnborough International Airshow

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— July 5, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that its customer, Leonardo Helicopters would be demonstrating its AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow (Farnborough, UK: 11-15 July). The AW189 features Abaco’s DAQMAG2A high performance rugged display computer, which has been integrated by Leonardo into the AW189 helicopter to provide video capture, processing, and transmission. Qualified to DO-...

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Abaco Systems Adds 40 Gigabit Ethernet to High Performance Multiprocessor for Ultimate Throughput in Demanding Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 28, 2016 Responding to the growing customer requirement for ever-greater system throughput in the most demanding applications, Abaco Systems today announced the innovative DSP282A 6U OpenVPX rugged multiprocessor with 40 Gigabit Ethernet. It joins the DSP282, announced earlier this year, which supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing customers with the flexibility to choose the optimum price/performance for the planned...

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Graphics processing - having it both ways

In her latest article for Military Embedded Systems magazine, Charlotte Adams looks at how the latest generation of graphics cards is responding to the increasing demands being placed on them by sophisticated applications such as wide area surveillance, ISR, radar and sonar - while also providing backwards compatibility with earlier video standards.

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Abaco Systems AXIS DataView enables fast development of embedded application GUIs
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Abaco Systems Introduces Unique Software Tool to Speed Time-to-Deployment of Embedded Computing Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 14, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced AXIS DataView, an innovative extension to the company’s AXIS software development environment. DataView is unique in the market, and allows customers to rapidly develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for their embedded applications deployed on Abaco Systems hardware. Ideal for displaying data and adding controls to signal- and image processing applications as well as any system...

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Abaco Systems IPN252 6U rugged 6U OpenVPX Multiprocessor
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Abaco Systems Announces Innovative Multiprocessor to Deliver Unprecedented Performance in Demanding, Data-Intensive Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 4, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced the innovative IPN252 6U rugged 6U OpenVPX Multiprocessor which combines the power of Intel® Core® i7 technology with a 640-core NVIDIA® Maxwell GPU to deliver unprecedented performance for a range of demanding, data-intensive digital signal processing applications such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), high performance airborne radar, synthetic aperture radar (SAR...

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