Our advanced RF and DSP solutions are based on FPGA technology to address applications spanning electronic warfare, radar, sonar, airborne surveillance, SIGINT, image processing and more.

 

Game Changing Technologies in Electronic Warfare

The Electronic Warfare operating environment is unique because a system latency difference measured in microseconds can mean the difference between mission success or failure. This paper describes how COTS technologies are pushing, the frontiers of the possible in EW.

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I/O - FPGA Mezzanine Cards

Product Name Form Factor Function Data Rate Channels Resolution Signaling
FMC103 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 210 Msps 4 12-bit LVCMOS/LVDS
FMC104 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 250 Msps 4 14-bit LVCMOS/LVDS
FMC107 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 65 Msps 8 12-bit LVCMOS
FMC108 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 250 Msps 8 14-bit LVCMOS/LVDS
FMC110 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 1000 Msps input, 1250 Msps output 2 in, 2 out 12-bit, 16-bit LVDS
FMC112 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 125 Msps 12 14-bit LVDS
FMC116 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 125 Msps 16 14-bit LVDS
FMC120 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 1000 Msps input, 1250 Msps output 4 in, 4 out 16-bit JESD204B
FMC121 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 1000 Msps input, 1400 Msps output 2 in, 2 out 16-bit JESD204B
FMC122 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 2500 (1 Ch) or 1250 (2 Ch) Msps 1 or 2 8-bit LVDS
FMC123 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 1000 Msps 4 8-bit LVDS
FMC125 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 5000 (1 Ch), 2500 (2 Ch), or 1250 (4 Ch) Msps 1, 2 or 4 8-bit LVDS
FMC126 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 5000 (1 Ch), 2500 (2 Ch), or 1250 (4 Ch) Msps 1, 2 or 4 10-bit LVDS
FMC140 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 370 Msps 4 16-bit LVDS
FMC142 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 370 Msps input, 2500 Msps output 2 in, 2 out 16-bit JESD204B
FMC150 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 250 Msps input, 800 Msps output 2 in, 2 out 14-bit, 16-bit LVDS
FMC151 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 250 Msps input, 800 Msps output 1 in, 1 out 14-bit, 16-bit LVDS
FMC160 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 3600 (1 Ch) or 1800 (2 Ch) input, 2850 Msps output 1 out, 1 or 2 in 12-bit, 14-bit LVDS
FMC161 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 3600 (1 Ch) or 1800 (2 Ch) Msps 1 or 2 12-bit LVDS
FMC163 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 4000 (1 Ch) or 2000 (2 Ch) input, 2850 Msps output 1 out, 1 or 2 in 12 in, 14 out LVDS
FMC164 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 250 Msps 4 16-bit LVDS
FMC168 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input 250 Msps 8 16-bit LVDS
FMC170 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 5000 Msps input, 5000 Msps output 1 in, 1 out 10-bit LVDS
FMC176 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Input and Analog Output 250 Msps input, 2850 Msps output 2 out, 4 in 14-bit JESD204B (in), LVDS (out)
FMC204 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Output 500 Msps 4 16-bit LVDS
FMC216 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Output 1250 (4 Ch), 625 (8 Ch), or 312.5 (16 Ch) Msps output 4, 8, 16 16-bit JESD204B
FMC230 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Analog Output 2850 Msps 2 14-bit LVDS
FMC30RF FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Receiver & Transceiver (Analog Input and Output) 1RX, 1TX LVDS
FMC40X FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Clock Distribution and Trigger Distribution
FMC410 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Digital Communications 6.25 (TX) or 10 (RX) Gbps per direction 10 TX, 10 RX LVCMOS and GBT + Optical
FMC424 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Digital Communications 40 Gbps 2 GBT
FMC430 FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC Digital Communications 2 GBT
 

Digital Signal Processing

Build an electronic warfare solution from the largest FMC portfolio on the market and leading edge DSP boards that are modular, minimize latency and come with built in security features—all built on open standards.

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FPGA System Cards

Product Name Form Factor User Programmable FPGA Memory Mezzanine
FC6301 FPGA Card cPCI 3U Virtex-6 Configurable memory options with 4 BLAST sites Optional FMC site
FlexVPX Backplane
FM780 XMC FPGA Card XMC Virtex-7 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM and configurable memory options with 2 BLAST sites Optional FMC site
PC820 FPGA Card PCI Express Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM SO-DIMM 1x HSPC/FMC+
PC821 PCIe FPGA Card PCI Express Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM SO-DIMM 1x HSPC/FMC+, 1x HPC FMC
VP780 FPGA Card VPX 3U Virtex-7 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM and configurable memory options with 2 BLAST sites 1x HPC FMC
VP868 FPGA Card VPX 6U Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale, Zynq Ultrascale+ 36 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC 2x HSPC/FMC+
VP880 VPX 3U Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale, Zynq Ultrascale+ Up to 10GB DDR4 1x HSPC/FMC+
Product Name Description
FM481 Mezzanine Card

The FM481 is a high performance PMC/XMC module dedicated to high bandwidth communication. In addition to 4x 2.5Gbps optical transceivers for fiber channel and Gigabit Ethernet, the FM481 offers fast on-board memory resources and one Virtex-4 FX20/60 FPGA. The FM481 is based on the success of the FM482.

FM680 Mezzanine Card

The versatile FM680 is a high performance Xilinx Virtex™-6 based XMC industry standard VITA 42.3-compliant module. 

PC720 FPGA Card

The PC720 is a high-performance, half-size PCI Express card with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and multiple I/O options. 

VP680 FPGA Card

The VP680 is a high performance VITA 46 (VPX) standard compliant card featuring a Virtex™-6 FPGA with advanced digital signal processing capabilities.

Systems

Product Name Form Factor Processor User Programmable FPGA I/O Types Cooling
CES800 Compact Embedded System Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz Kintex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Air, Conduction
CESCC820 Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz Kintex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Conduction
PCIe490 Development System PCI Express Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Air
VPX167 Modular DSP Platform for Aircraft Pods VPX 3U Intel Quad Core i7 Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Conduction
VPX361 Rackmount Development System VPX 3U Intel Core i7 Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Air
VPX362 ATR FPGA Based Embedded System VPX 3U Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Conduction
VPX370 3U VPX Development System VPX 3U Intel Quad Core i7 Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale, Kintex-7 Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs Air
Product Name Description
VPX360 3U VPX Development System

The VPX360 is a 3U VPX 6-slot system dedicated to high-speed signal processing and computing applications. The VPX360 system slot is populated with an SBC comprising a dual core i7 Intel processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, two Ethernet ports, and a DVI Display Port. All remaining five expansion slots communicate with the host via PCIe and can be used for high-end, 3U, OpenVPX-compliant cards.

IP Cores & Software Tools

Product Name Description
Fixed Point FFT

Abaco Systems' fixed point FFT cores are the most efficient and fastest available in the FPGA world. With a revolutionary architecture for efficient memory usage and balanced use of arithmetic and logic resources, we offer complete FFT solutions with any input resolution up to 2Gsps.

Floating Point FFT

Abaco Systems' Floating Point FFT core is the most flexible IEEE-754 compliant FFT core available in the FPGA world.

FPGA DSP Board Support Package

Our Board Support Package helps customers get their hardware implementation underway as quickly as possible by providing reference designs, the Stellar IP FPGA development tool, and the 4FM GUI user interface for controlling and monitoring the hardware, as well as other supporting elements.

Sensor Processing

If you need analog input and output boards for video compression, SDR, SIGINT, radar, sonar, imaging or T&M – we can help.

Product Name Form Factor Channels Function Max. Sampling/Conversion Frequency
daq8580 FMV Compression System Standalone 2HD or 4SD Video Compression 60 fps
daqNet Acoustic Data Conversion System 1U Rackmount 192 Analog & 240 Digital Analog Output & Digital I/O options 625 kHz/ch.
ICS-1555 ADC Module PMC 4 Receiver (Analog Input) 160 MHz/ch. or 180 MHz/ch.
ICS-1572A Transceiver Module XMC 2 in, 2 out Transceiver (Analog Input & Output) 250 MHz/ch. (Rx), 500 MHz/ch. (Tx)
ICS-1620 DAC PCI Express 16 Analog Output 2.5 MHz/ch.
ICS-1640 ADC PCI Express 16 Analog Input 2.5 MHz/ch.
ICS-8580 Video Compression Board XMC 2HD or 4SD Video Compression 60 fps
SPR507B Serial FPDP XMC/PMC XMC/PMC 4 Quad Serial FPDP Interface
SPR870A Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter VPX 3U 2 out Transceiver (Analog Input & Output)
Product Name Description
ICS-110BL 32-ch., 108 kHz/ch., 24-Bit, Sigma-Delta ADC board for applications in sonar, digital audio, vibration analysis & test & measurement. Users can implement a system with over 500 ch. of signal conditioning and data acquisition in a single VMEbus enclosure.
ICS-115A 32-ch, 100 kHz/ch., 16-Bit Delta-Sigma VMEbus DAC board offers a true 16-bit precision and update rates of up to 100 kHz/ch. Ideal for sonar transmit, real-time simulation and digital audio applications.
ICS-145 High-speed, high precision, high density ADC board designed for high frequency sonar, phased array radar, signal intelligence and other communications applications. The ICS-145 VMEbus analog input board provides up to thirty-two 16-bit ADC channels.
ICS-150B 4-ch., 40 MHz, 12-bit VMEbus ADC & DAC board solves high-speed data acquisition problems that demand high precision and ease of system integration & is ideal for applications in Radar, Communications and EW, Ultrasound, Imaging and T&M.
ICS-1554 4-Channel, 160/180 MHz 16-Bit ADC PMC Module with Virtex-5 SX95T User Programmable FPGA. Designed for communications, radar and test & measurement applications, the ICS-1554 builds on the legacy of the ICS-554 digital receiver family.
ICS-1556 ICS-1556 - 4-Channel, 400 MHz, 14-bit ADC PMC Module with Virtex-5 SX95T User Programmable FPGA
ICS-1580 The ICS-1580 baseband processor is an FPGA based PMC card, centered around the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro and its on-chip IBM 400 MHz PowerPC processors.
ICS-1650 High-speed data acquisition and DSP engine for PCI Express PCs & servers deployed in Software Defined Radio (SDR), SIGINT, radar, medical imaging, and aerospace applications.
ICS-1745 High-speed acoustic ADC card in a 3U CompactPCI format intended for space, weight and power sensitive high frequency sonar applications. Signal conditioning with 16-bit oversampling ADCs & buffer memory, together with a 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI interface.
ICS-500 R/T FPDP/FPDP II PCI buffer PMC module with a PCI 32-bit/64-bit 33/66 MHz bus interface, in a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) format. It is available in two versions, for transmit and receive applications.
ICS-554 4-ch., 105 MHz, ADC PMC Module with DDCs, Xilinx FPGA and PCI 64/66 Interface. For communications, radar and test & measurement applications.World class performance for SDR
ICS-564 ICS-564 is a 4-channel, 200 MHz/ch., 14-bit DAC PMC module with integrated digital upconverter, Xilinx FPGA and PCI 64/66 interface.
ICS-572 The ICS-572 is ideally suited for multi-mission applications that include radar, wireless communications, electronic warfare, test & measurement, and public safety. The ICS-572 includes two 14-bit 105 MHz ADCs and two 14-bit, 200 MHz DACs.
ICS-610 32-ch.,108 kHz/ch., data acquisition board designed to provide a complete data acquisition solution in a single PCI slot. Idealfor complex data acquisition applications such as sonar, vibration analysis, digital audio & precision test & measurement.
ICS-625B 32-ch., 24-Bit, 288 kHz/ch., PCI bus analog output/DAC board that is designed for high frequency sonar transmit, sonar receive, signal monitoring, ultrasound, vibration research, arbitrary waveform generation and test and measurement applications.
ICS-645B 32-ch., high-speed acoustic ADC card with high bandwidth I/O is ideal for applications in high frequency sonar (littoral and mine hunting), vibration analysis, and jet engine testing. The ICS-645B provides an in increase in throughput and memory.
ICS-645D High-Speed Acoustic ADC Card with Signal Conditioning and High Bandwidth I/O. Designed for applications in high-frequency sonar and high-speed test and measurement (littoral and mine hunting applications, vibration analysis, and jet engine testing).
ICS-660B The ICS-660B is a 4-channel, 14-bit, 105 MHz/ch., short PCI board that is designed for a wide range of high-speed waveform generation applications. The board allows Waveform Researchers to simulate and transmit complex waveforms including w-CDMA, OFDM.
ICS-710 32-ch., 216 kHz/ch., 24-bit data acquisition board is designed for sonar, acoustics and test and measurement applications. ICS-710 is a complete data acquisition solution packaged in a high performance 6U CompactPCI form factor.
ICS-725 32-ch., 24-bit, 288 kHz/ch., 6U cPCI analog output board for data acquisition systems such as sonar, vibration analysis, acoustics & test & measurement applications. Uses multi-bit delta-sigma DAC chips for high precision sampling over a wide bandwidth.
ICS-8145 Rugged high-speed acoustic ADC card with signal conditioning. Sixteen independent ADC channels, signal conditioning and programmable clock generation resources are all provided in a 6U VME card available in 5 ruggedization levels.
ICS-8500 Rugged FPDP/FPDP II buffer PMC modules is suitable for both convection (air) and conduction cooled environments. It provides both receive and transmit capability. Key feature is its ability to perform the corner turning function.
ICS-8550 The ICS-8550 is a rugged XMC/PMC form factor ADC module intended for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as military and aerospace communications & radar systems with demanding environmental characteristics. Both air- and conduction-cooled vers
ICS-8551 The ICS-8551 is a rugged 4 or 2 ch., 1.5/3 GHz ADC XMC module intended for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as communications and radar in benign and hostile environments. Both air- and conduction-cooled versions are available.
ICS-8552B Rugged 2-ch., IF receiver with TCXO bringing high performance SDR capabilities to portable applications such as man-packs. Includes ADC, DDC, & FPGA resources in one PMC module.
ICS-8553 The ICS-8553 is a rugged 4 or 2 ch., 1.5/3 GHz ADC XMC module intended for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as communications and radar in benign and hostile environments. Both air- and conduction-cooled versions are available.
ICS-8554B The ICS-8554B is a rugged 4-channel, 14-bit 105 MHz transformer-coupled digital receiver for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications with demanding environmental requirements with either convection or conduction cooling.
ICS-8554D ICS-8554D - rugged 105 MHz, 4-ch., 14-bit DC-coupled A/D converter with optional Digital Downconverters (DDCs) & user-programmable 3M gate Virtex-II FPGA
ICS-8560 Rugged 2-channel, 400 MHz DAC XMC/PMC digital transmitter module with Virtex-4 FPGA intended for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as communications & radar in benign & hostile environments.
ICS-8561 ICS-8561 Rugged 2-channel, 400 MHz DAC PMC digital transmitter module with Virtex-4 FPGA intended for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as communications & radar in benign & hostile environments.
PMC571 PMC571 Rugged COTS single channel ADC & DAC software radio mezzanine. Applications include military communications, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), all-terrain vehicles, SIGINT, smart antenna, radar beamforming, satellite transceivers & tactical radio.
TS-DK-ITK TS-DK-ITK- Complete FPGA development kit for use with the TS-series of FPGA processors.
TS-IX-LV01 Designed for the TS-Series of FPGA PMC processors, the LVDS Micro Mezzaine I/O module provides 32 high speed serial I/O channels to the TS-Series of FPGA PMC processor.
TS-IX-RS01 TS-IX-RS01 RS-170 air cooled I/O daughter card with rear-panel connections for the TS-PMC series FPGA processor.
TS-IX-RSF01 TS-IX-RSF01 - RS-170 air cooled I/O daughter card with front-panel connectors for the TS-PMC series FPGA processor.
TS-PMC-3001 TS-PMC-3001 - PMC format FPGA co-processor card. Use with available I/O daughter cards (LVDS, RS-170) for data capture and processing, or as a co-processor with data input from a host CPU using the PCI bus interface.
TS-VDK-MPEG4 TS-VDK-MPEG4 Software development kit for TS-VID-MP4 products provides stand-alone client/server video applications, and complete source code for custom implementations as required. OS support includes Windows XP and VxWorks.
TS-VID-MP4 TS-VID-MP4 delivers a dual input RS-170 NTSC video capture and compression solution for military and high performance commercial applications.
VDB16-FO Video Cross Bar

VDB16-FO is a PMC module video routing switcher, for analog video systems.

VDB30 Video Routing Switcher

VDB30 is a conduction-cooled 6U VMEbus video routing switcher, for composite or component video systems. The VDB30 is hosted in a VMEbus carrier board and provides 16 video outputs programmed to select any of 16 video input signals and 8 TTL outputs.

Image Processing

Our image processors are at the heart of a wide range of commercial, military and paramilitary systems where they provide the highest performance solutions in the smallest, fully environmentally proven hardware packages. A range of proven high-performance algorithms, which can be tailored for the application, allow real-time image processing of targets within the video image which meet user-determined selection criteria such as real-time video fusion and video stabilization.

Product Name Description
IMP20 Image Processing Module

The IMP20 uses image fusion to ease the acquisition and interpretation of images from multiple sensors and cameras.

Product Name Description
CAATS2 CAATS2 is a compact, self-contained enclosure designed to provide all needed balance-of-system interfaces for GE Intelligent Platforms video trackers.
FUSION60 Image Fusion Processor

The FUSION60 uses an advanced image fusion technique to combine two input video streams into a single, enhanced video output supported by image pre-processors which provide noise reduction and contrast enhancement for image intensifiers.

IPS5000 Image Processing System IPS5000 is an image processing system for multiple sensor, situational awareness systems (also know as Distributed Aperture Sensor Systems DAS).
IPS511 Image Processing System

IPS511 is a rugged image processing system for multiple sensor, situational awareness systems (also know as Distributed Aperture Sensor Systems DAS).

MCP500 Many-Core Processor

MCP500 3U VPX REDI Many-Core Processor Gigabit Ethernet Network Processor Tilera TILEPro64 TILEPro

MIP3ES Miniature Image Stabilizer

Ultra small image stabilizer offers stabilization of real-time video images with any standard analog video signal.

Target Tracking

Our automatic video trackers and image processors are at the heart of a wide range of commercial, military and paramilitary systems where they provide the highest performance solutions in the smallest, fully environmentally proven hardware packages. A range of proven high-performance algorithms, which can be tailored for the application, allow real-time detection and tracking of targets within the video image which meet user-determined selection criteria. Other functionalities include real-time video fusion and video stabilization. Abaco Systems' video tracking modules offer a wide range of video and data interfaces in order to offer total flexibility for integration with customer systems and are available in a range of physical formats allowing customers to add auto-tracking and image processing to standard subsystem configurations with the minimum of integration activity.

 

Product Name Description
ADEPT105 Automatic Video Tracker

Detect and track multiple targets, perform real-time image stabilization with cPCI video tracker/image processor.

ADEPT3100 Automatic Video Tracker

Improve performance and reduce cost by combining video tracking and image stabilization in a single device.

AIM12 Automatic Video Tracker

Multiple target detection and tracking performed on a compact, low power consumption video tracker/image processor

CAATS3 Video Tracker Enclosure

Compact enclosure provides interfaces for GE’s smaller video trackers operating in airborne applications.

Dual Gate LCU

GE’s Dual Gate local control unit (LCU) provides a user interface for the ADEPT line of automatic video trackers.

Product Name Description
ADEPT104 Automatic Video Tracker

PC104 automatic video tracker has powerful processing and fits well in SWaP-critical applications.

ADEPT33 ADEPT33 is a 3U VMEbus automatic video tracker primarily software-based. The ADEPT33 is capable of many tracking modes providing multiple modes of operation including centroid, correlation, edge, multiple target tracking, and SceneLock� algorithms.
ADEPT60 Automatic Video Tracker

Track multiple targets by processing and stabilizing real-time video data from both the latest and legacy EO sensors.

ADEPT64 Automatic Video Tracker ADEPT64 is a 6U PCI automatic video tracker and image processor. It has a powerful processing capability with the input of high speed digital data directly from EO sensors. A PMC site allows the flexibility of additional input video formats.
ADEPT74 Automatic Video Tracker

Turn sensor data into high resolution digital imagery in real time to detect and track multiple targets.

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