The Connected Battlefield Blog

Abaco Systems helps military and aerospace organizations minimize program risk and bring programs in on time and on budget. Our integrated, rugged systems solutions are based on a product range that includes single board computers, high performance embedded computing (HPEC), digital signal processing, GPGPU, image processing, sensor processing and avionics. We ally to those products our understanding of applications including ISR, EW, SIGINT, radar, sonar and 360 degree situational awareness. Our customers know that Abaco System brings industry-leading expertise and experience, together with broad and deep customer support.


DSEI: Abaco to the fore

At a major trade show, it's always very rewarding to see your own systems being demonstrated on other stands - especially in state of the art platforms - as Ross Newman reports from London.


Give us your what – and we’ll show you our how

As a child I was a bit obstinate at times, and often resented the fact my parents would tell me how I was to do a task. I didn’t mind, let’s say, washing the car - but I wanted the flexibility to figure exactly how best to do that on my own. Historically, those of our customers looking to develop advanced systems for mission critical applications faced a flexibility compromise. They could take advantage of pre-built, pre-qualified systems from a...


Further Thoughts on Functional Design

In this follow-on post, Larry Schaffer muses further on the implications of functional design, drawing inspiration from engineer and mathematician Claude Shannon and acoustical physicist Manfred Schroeder.


Notes From a Parallel Universe

When it comes to computing, it tends to be - rightly or wrongly - processors that get all the glory. In this first of two posts, Peter Thompson looks at what's going on in the Intel world - and its implications for developers looking to maximize performance.


Abaco 2.0: A New Way of Working

It's 18 months since we became an independent, standalone company - and we've recently severed our last operational tie with GE. We're about to embark on the second stage of our transformative journey. Welcome to Abaco 2.0!


Functional vs. Fictional Design

In an industry that seems to revolve around GigaFLOPS and MHz, it would be easy to believe that just leveraging the latest and greatest technology is what it takes. But, argues Larry Schaffer, there's more to optimum design than that.


Trends in Ethernet Switch Development

Sometimes, advances in hardware can have an unintended impact on software performance - but when you control your own software, it becomes a lot easier to fix the problem.


Raising our avionics profile in Europe

At the AEE/Avionics and Space Testing Expo in Munich, Germany, we talked to the great and the good of the European avionics industry about the benefits of open architecture technology for next generation test systems.


Working Together Gets Us There Faster

To get the earliest possible access to the latest technologies, our customers rely on us forming very close relationships with the industry ecosystem. Here, we describe how that works – to our customers’ benefit.


Object Detection the Deep Learning Way

Hundreds of millions of years ago, creatures worked out to how to see and make sense of the world around them. Now, deep learning uses the knowledge we've gained over time about how our eyes learn - enabling powerful computers to see things pretty much the way we do.


FPGAs: Where Defense and Particle Physics Collide

FPGA technology is characterized by its versatility. Widely deployed in military applications in multi-channel radar, for example, the speed and flexibility FPGAs offer find them put to use in some remarkable environments – such as particle physics research.


Damaged Car

“Off-the-shelf?” You Wish…

Today’s increasing focus on innovations that utilize the modularity of COTS technology indicates that a future of readily available, mission-specific embedded computing technology isn’t far off.


US F-15E Strike Eagle

Looking Back on 20+ Years of Networking

Before retiring, Abaco’s embedded computing expert Richard Spiesman reflects on advancements in embedded form factors, silicon technology and more.


FMC Radar Illustration

Rising to the Multi-channel Radar Systems Challenge

As today’s military applications require more data, more channels and more speed, radar applications are feeling the pressure. Fortunately, there’s a new way to get the performance you need.


Blue Angels Foundation thanks Abaco Systems

Supporting Our Warfighters

We’re committed to keeping our warfighters safe and effective with our embedded computing systems—and our ongoing support of the Blue Angels Foundation.