Abaco Systems Introduces SBC3901: High-Performance AI Edge Computing in a Rugged 3U VPX Form Factor


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2024AMETEK Abaco Systems, a leader in rugged embedded electronics and open architecture computing solutions, proudly announces the release of the SBC3901, a 3U VPX single-board computer (SBC) designed to deliver unparalleled performance for autonomous and embedded edge computing systems.

The SBC3901 is powered by the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™, featuring a 12-core ARM Cortex®-A78 CPU paired with an NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU with 2048 CUDA® cores and 64 Tensor Cores, enabling up to 248 TOPS of AI performance. Fully compatible with NVIDIA’s comprehensive software frameworks, this makes it an ideal solution for applications requiring real-time GPU processing, deep learning, and AI inferencing.

"The SBC3901 represents a significant advancement in AI edge computing, offering unprecedented performance and flexibility in a rugged 3U VPX form factor for compute-intensive applications," said Simon Collins, Director of Product Management at Abaco Systems. "It is designed to meet the demanding requirements of our customers in various sectors, including defense and aerospace."

Key Features:

  • High-Performance Computing: Equipped with the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™, the SBC3901 delivers exceptional AI capabilities, including 2048 CUDA® cores and 64 Tensor Cores, making it suitable for complex AI and ML tasks.
  • SOSA Aligned: Aligns with a slot profile specifically designed for compute-intensive applications.
  • Rugged Design: Built to meet MIL-STD-810 standards, the SBC3901 is designed to withstand extreme conditions, making it suitable for a range of defense, aerospace, and industrial applications.
  • High Bandwidth Data Planes: Features 1 x 100GbE and 1 x 25GbE data planes and 1 x 10GbE control plane for high-speed data transfer.
  • Advanced I/O and Storage: Includes 64 GB of DRAM, 64 GB of eMMC internal storage, and optional 2 TB NVMe storage.
  • Enhanced AI Performance: Integrates 2x NVDLA v2 deep learning accelerators, PVA v2 vision accelerators, NVENC video encoder, and NVDEC video decoder for comprehensive AI processing capabilities.

The SBC3901’s robust design and high-performance capabilities ensure optimal performance in harsh environments, making it an ideal choice for sensor fusion applications, and robotics and autonomous systems in defense, aerospace, and industrial sectors.

Click here to watch our engaging product video and discover the advanced capabilities of the SBC3901. 

About Abaco Systems:

Abaco Systems is a global leader in commercial open architecture computing and rugged embedded electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in aerospace & defense, industrial, energy, medical, communications, and other critical sectors, Abaco’s innovative solutions align with open standards to accelerate customer success.

Abaco Systems is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $7.0 billion.


For more information, contact:
Angela Hardin
Director of Marketing
Abaco Systems / AMETEK