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GE’s Leading-Edge Skylake SBC is More Than the Hardware

In a world of industry standards, it's easy to assume that all products conforming to those standards are pretty much the same. Take 3U VPX single board computers, for example. Surely they all do the same, perform the same? In fact: no. At Abaco Systems, industry standards are the starting point for our innovation - not the end of our aspirations. Take our recently-announced SBC328, for example. In this article , Chris Ciufo, editor-in-chief,...

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Abaco Systems, former GE embedded technology and systems business launches, prioritizes innovation and customer service

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— December 7, 2015—Abaco Systems, an industry-leading supplier of sophisticated, open architecture electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications, today announced its separation from the General Electric Company (GE), opening a new chapter in the company’s history. “This is a momentous day for Abaco Systems,” said Bernie Anger, president and CEO of Abaco Systems. “Today, we start the next stage in our...

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How to select the right bus analyzer

In this interview with Woodrow Bellamy of Aviation Today, GE avionics applications engineer Bill Tilman discusses the importance of choosing the right bus analyzer and how to go about it.

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GE Intelligent Platforms NETernity GBX411 Ethernet Switch
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GE Announces Fully Managed 3U VPX Rugged Ethernet Switch with Industry-Leading Flexibility, Switch Management Software and High Performance

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— SEPTEMBER 29, 2 015— GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced the NETernity™ GBX411 Fully Managed 3U VPX Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switch. Offering a variety of combinations of Gigabit Ethernet and 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, it allows customers a range of options to meet their network requirements. Its GE Rugged design enables it to be deployed with absolute confidence on air, ground and...

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GE's SBC328 3U VPX SBC features Intel "Skylake" technology
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GE Takes Advantage of Latest Intel Processor to Deliver Leading Edge Performance from New Rugged 3U VPX Single Board Computer

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— SEPTEMBER 01, 2015— GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced the SBC328 GE Rugged 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor (“Skylake”), it is designed to deliver optimum performance in a range of demanding high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications in harsh military/aerospace environments such as electronic warfare, radar/sonar, command...

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“GE Rugged” Proves Itself in Space

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— AUGUST 13, 2015— GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced that its CR11 single board computer (SBC) has been successfully deployed and is fully operational onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the continuing experiments by the European Space Agency (ESA) taking place way above the earth. The CR11 is at the heart of the supporting infrastructure of ESA’s Plasma Kristall-...

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How To Get Started With Embedded Virtualization on GE's MAGIC1

In this blog post, Wind River's Mark Hermeling, discusses how to get started with embedded virtualization using a GE Intelligent Platforms MAGIC1 rugged display computer. In the featured video, Mark demonstrates how easy it is to combine VxWorks, Linux, and Windows on the MAGIC1 -- powered by a 3U VPX single board computer based on 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processing technology. By consolidating multiple workloads on a single multi...

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Sonar processing: Back to basics

In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at the decisions faced by organizations looking to deploy sensor processing, and compares and contrasts the alternatives available. Read more here .

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Sensor processing platforms add performance, cut SWaP for the Industrial Internet

As the Industrial Internet demands more out of resource-constrained industrial data acquisition systems, sensor processing platforms are required to add performance while reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP). Rubin Dhillon, Marketing Director of the Embedded Systems division at GE Intelligent Platforms talks with Brandon Lewis of Industrial Embedded Computing magazine, about GE’s approach to developing “brilliant machines,” and how off-the-...

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New Rugged Single Board Computer from GE Takes Advantage of Intel® ‘Broadwell’ Processor to Deliver Leading-Edge Performance

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— JUNE 25, 2015—GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest ‘Broadwell’ processor technology from Intel®, it delivers higher performance and greater functionality than previous generations of SBC while maintaining the same power envelope. The SBC347A is the first in a number of Broadwell-based products that GE plans...

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Emerging Trends in Avionics

As in many other parts of the military and aerospace world, the pressure on costs is intense; the need to minimize - eliminate, even - risk is no less so. Time-to-market is becoming increasingly critical as competition becomes fiercer. It’s no surprise, then, that avionics customers are increasingly turning to COTS solutions. Here , Dave Bursky of Extension Media looks at what’s going on in the avionics market, and how GE is responding.

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Getting the most out of ARINC 429

In an era when technologies seem to come and go with remarkable frequency, it's reassuring to find some that have stood the test of time over several decades. One such technology is the ARINC 429 avionics bus protocol which is widely used in both commercial and military aerospace applications - and continues to find favor in, for example, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at how ARINC...

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Keeping cool with hot electronics

Of all the challenges facing designers - and users - of embededd computing solutions destined for deployment in harsh environments, managing heat is perhaps the most daunting. In this article , John Keller, editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics, talks to GE's Bill Lueckenbach about the innovative technologies that GE has devised that could transform what's possible.

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The Promise of COM Express

Cost pressures continue to bedevil military programs. Years of fighting have taken a toll on equipment, while years of sequestration have made upgrading or replacing the equipment more difficult. Budget constraints require everyone involved to pay the utmost attention to life cycle costs at all levels of procurement. Step forward, rugged COM Express. Historically, it's not an architecture that the military has paid much attention to - but...

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VME obsolescence prompts thoughts of alternatives

In her regular column for Military Embedded Systems magazine, Charlotte Adams looks at the implications of a key VME component becoming obsolescent, and what the possible ways forward are for VME users. Read the whole article here .

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