Abaco Systems

Abaco's history goes back more than 30 years, to the days of Plessey Microsystems in the UK – one of the first adopters worldwide of the ‘new’ VME standard. A management buyout saw Plessey become Radstone, who acquired ICS and Octec. Meanwhile, equally prominent embedded computing companies including SBS, VMIC and Condor Engineering were being acquired by GE to bolster its offering in that area – and Radstone was acquired by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems in September 2006. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems subsequently became GE Intelligent Platforms and, in September 2015, the embedded computing part of the business was acquired by Veritas Capital. The resulting business was named Abaco Systems.

We’re 700+ people, with our global headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama; a European headquarters and manufacturing site in Towcester, England; and offices throughout the world.

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Products

Abaco - ACC-5595 2 Gb/s Reflective Memory Hub Assembly

Abaco - ACC-5595 2 Gb/s Reflective Memory Hub Assembly

  • For use with Abaco Systems 5565 Reflective Memory network of products
  • Provides up to eight ports using small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers
  • Hub assemblies can be cascaded with a maximum of 256 nodes
  • Automatically bypasses defective or disconnected nodes in a fiber-optic network
  • Automatic bypass can be optionally controlled by the loss of signal or by the loss of sync pattern
  • Each port regenerates the serial optical signal, eliminating link losses and reduc-ing jitter
  • Configurable for use with cables up to 10 km in length
  • 10BaseT Ethernet TCP/IP port for remote access and control
  • RS232 port for local access and control
  • Optional 19 - inch 1U rack mount or desktop enclosure
  • Internal universal power supply
  • Dark on Dark option turns off the board’s transmitter if the receiver does not detect a signal (available for firmware versions 02.00 and later

Abaco - AXIS Pro Advanced Multiprocessor Application Development Environment

Abaco - AXIS Pro Advanced Multiprocessor Application Development Environment

AXIS View GUI - multiprocessor management tools
  • Multi-board system visualization
  • Rapid application development
  • Runtime performance analysis
Inter-processor communication - AXIS Takyon or AXIS Flow high performance middleware
  • Open standard middleware with GPUDirect™ support
  • AXIS Flow IPC with 42 APIs
  • Runs on Linux, Windows and VxWorks
  • OFED RDMA for 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand (Linux and Windows)
  • Hardware multicast support.
Event analysis –EventView
  • Instrumentation API
  • Simple to use GUI
GUI builder toolkit –DataView
  • Rapid GUI development
  • Simple integration with application
Abaco quick start application examples
  • Signal processing demo (included)
  • AXIS image processing demo (contact Abaco)
Related software sold separately: AXISLib – optimized signal processing and vector math libraries.

Abaco - CP3-GESW8-TM8 3U CPCI rear-panel I/O transition module with 8 RJ-45 ports for NETernity™ CP3-GESW8 switches

Abaco - CP3-GESW8-TM8 3U CPCI rear-panel I/O transition module with 8 RJ-45 ports for NETernity™ CP3-GESW8 switches

  • Supports 8-port 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet line speed
  • 3U CompactPCI form factor with rear-panel I/O
  • Rear-panel I/O support for NETernity™ CP3-GESW8 or CP3-GESW8N
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • Ethernet/LAN Resource Center

Abaco - daq8580 Rugged Multichannel FMV Compression Appliance for SWaP Constrained Processing, Server, and Storage Applications

Abaco - daq8580 Rugged Multichannel FMV Compression Appliance for SWaP Constrained Processing, Server, and Storage Applications

  • Real-time multi-channel encoding and decoding for transmission of video over IP data link
  • Rugged conduction cooled form factor
  • ITU-T H.264 AVC Codec (MPEG4 Part 10) Main profile with configurable parameters
  • 1 to 2 channels of encoded HD video up to 1600x1200@30fps
  • 1 to 4 channels of encoded Standard definition video supporting NTSC/ PAL
  • MPEG2-TS multiplexing with audio and metadata encapsulation
  • Data rates from 128Kbps to 20Mbps
  • Low Latency <70ms
  • Input sources supported:
    • HD/SD SDI (SMPTE259M/292M), HDMI, DVI, RS170(NTSC/PAL), HDTV(720p60/1080p30), CVBS, S-Video, Component, RGB, STANAG, Cameralink
  • Metadata insertion via Ethernet, or SDI MISB 605.2
  • KLV metadata insertion
  • Stereo audio inputs and outputs with synchronization to video
  • Output video formats supported:
    • HD/SD SDI (SMPTE 259M/292M), SDTV and HDTV CVBS/S-Video/ Component, RGB, DVI, HDMI
  • Configuration and control through Ethernet Webserver or programmable API
  • Support for direct record/playback from NAS data storage
  • Video compression SDK/API for fast integration into enterprise applications
  • Fully rugged and deployable enclosure

Abaco - DSP221 NXP QorIQ T2081 based Rugged 6U VXS Single Board Computer

Abaco - DSP221 NXP QorIQ T2081 based Rugged 6U VXS Single Board Computer

  • 6U VXS single board computer
  • Power Architecture™ AMP (advanced multiprocessing) CPU
  • T2081 (eight e6500 virtual cores)
  • 8GB DDR3L with ECC (up to 8 GB)
  • 512 MB NOR Flash
  • 32 GB NAND Flash solid-state drive
  • 512 kB non-volatile nvSRAM
  • 2x independent PMC/XMC sites
  • 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • 2x RS232 ports
  • 4x single-ended GPIO (5V tolerant)
  • Baseboard Management Module (BMM)

Abaco - DSP282A  Dual Intel 5th Gen Quad Core i7 6U OpenVPX Deployed Server Platform

Abaco - DSP282A Dual Intel 5th Gen Quad Core i7 6U OpenVPX Deployed Server Platform

  • Two Intel® Core™ i7-5700EQ CPUs
    • Four cores, eight threads per CPU
    • Two channels ECC 1600-DDR3L
    • 16 GBytes DDR3L
    • AVX2.0 Advanced Vector Extensions
    • HD-5600 on-chip graphics
  • Two platform controller hubs
    • 16 MBytes BIOS Flash per PCH
    • 16 GBytes SATA NAND Flash
    • 256 Kbytes NRAM
  • Platform security
    • Configurable security hub FPGA
    • Intel Trusted Execution
    • Intel vPRO/AMT technology
    • Intel ES new instructions
  • Firmware support
    • Built-in Test
    • UEFI BIOS
  • Operating system support
    • Linux® SDK
    • Windows® SDK
    • WRS VxWorks® BSP
    • WRS Hypervisor
  • Middleware and Libraries
    • AXISPro application dev. framework with AXISFlow and AXISmpi communication libraries
    • AXISLib VSIPL and RSPL multithreaded DSP and math libraries for VxWorks, Linux and Windows
    • Abaco signaland image processing quick start examples
    • Intel OpenCL SDKs, IPP and MKL

Abaco - Fixed Point FFT/IFFT IP Core

Abaco - Fixed Point FFT/IFFT IP Core

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. Whether you require a forward FFT, Inverse FFT, a 2D FFT, correlation or any algorithm efficiently performed with a Fourier transform, our technology will offer you the best solution for a cost-effective implementation.

Abaco - FlexVPX Backplane 2 or 3-Slot Configurable Backplanes

Abaco - FlexVPX Backplane 2 or 3-Slot Configurable Backplanes

VPB601
  • 2-slots
  • 1” pitch
  • PCIe switch with 5 fat pipes
  • VITA 48.2 compliant
  • RTM connector available for cable connections to other backplanes
  • VITA 67.2 I/O for analog connections
VPB602
  • 2-slots
  • 1” pitch
  • 16-lane PCIe Gen 2 connection between slots
  • PCIe switch with 5 fat pipes
  • VITA 48.2 compliant
  • RTM connector available for cable connections to other backplanes
VPB603
  • 3-slots
  • 16-lane PCIe Gen 2 connection between slots
  • PCIe switch with 5 fat pipes
  • 12-lane Gigabit connections between slot 1 and 2
  • VITA48.2 compliant
  • RTM connector available for cable connections to other backplanes
  • VITA 67.2 I/O for analog connections on slots 1 and 2
  • RTM connector available for cable connections to other backplanes

Abaco - Floating Point FFT, IEEE-754 Floating Point FFT/IFFT IP Core

Abaco - Floating Point FFT, IEEE-754 Floating Point FFT/IFFT IP Core

Abaco Systems' Floating Point FFT core is the most flexible IEEE-754 compliant FFT core available in the FPGA world. Designed for high performance programmable devices from Xilinx and Altera, this core performs Fast Fourier Transforms ranging from 256 points to 64M points and is ideal for high precision spectral analysis, radar and video processing applications. Download our bit-true model for 1D and 2D FFT.

Abaco - FMC116 high pin count FMC ADC, 16-channel 14-bit ADC - 125 Msps

Abaco - FMC116 high pin count FMC ADC, 16-channel 14-bit ADC - 125 Msps

  • 16 channel 14-bit 125 Msps A/D conversion
  • Conduction cooled compatible
  • ANSI/VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
  • Based on LTC2175-14
  • 1.5V to 3.3V VADJ operation
  • Single ended DC coupled inputs
  • Programmable DC offset correction
  • Flexible clock tree enables
    • External or Internal clock
    • External clock output
    • External or internal reference
  • HPC (high-pin count) compatible
  • Samtec QSE front panel connector mates with QTE series and EQCD and EQRF cable assemblies
  • Optional SSMC/MMCX clock and trigger IO on the back of the FMC (consult factory)
  • MIL-I-46058c conformal coating (optional)

Abaco - FMC120 Four Channel 16-Bit A/D up to 1.0 Gsps. Four Channel 16-Bit D/A up to 1.25 Gsps

Abaco - FMC120 Four Channel 16-Bit A/D up to 1.0 Gsps. Four Channel 16-Bit D/A up to 1.25 Gsps

  • 4-Channels 16-bit 1.00 Gsps A/D
    • 1.5 GHz Analog Bandwidth
    • Usable in the 3rd Nyquist Zone
  • 4-Channels 16-bit up to 1.25 Gsps D/A
    • 2.8 GSPS Update Rate
    • Onboard 48-Bit NCO for Flexible Signal Placement
  • VITA 57.1 HPC compliant
  • Conduction Cooled – Standard Option
  • DC coupled analog input.
  • Internal clock or external clock
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)
  • HPC – High Pin Count Connector
  • 10 front panel SSMC or MMCX connectors
  • 2Kbit EEPROM (M24C02- WDW) accessible from the Host via I2C bus

Abaco - FMC126 high pin count FMC ADC, 4-channel 10-bit ADC - 5 Gsps

Abaco - FMC126 high pin count FMC ADC, 4-channel 10-bit ADC - 5 Gsps

  • Quad - Dual - Single 10-Bit Channel Operation
    • 4-Channel 1.25 Gsps A/D conversion Mode
    • 2-Channel 2.50 Gsps A/D conversion Mode
    • 1-Channel 5.00 Gsps A/D conversion Mode
  • VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
  • 1.5V to 3.3V VADJ operation
  • Conduction Cooled
  • 1.25Gsps DDR LVDS outputs
  • Coax front panel inputs on SSMC connectors
  • Single ended AC-coupled analog inputs
  • Flexible clock tree enables
    • internal clock
    • external clock
  • cascading multiple boards (optional)
  • HPC (high-pin count) compatible
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)

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  • Fully Class-A compliant: Conduct tests according to the stringent international IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standard
  • GPS time synchronization: Correlate data with events or datasets from other instruments with precision
  • Flexible and fully configurable thresholds and scale factors: Allows user to pinpoint specific issues by defining the detailed criteria for detection and recording of disturbances.
  • Uninterrupted power supply (40 minutes): Never miss important events - even record the beginning and end of interruptions and outages to help determine the cause
  • 10 MHz, 6000 Vpk waveform capture: Get a detailed picture of even the shortest event
  • 2 GB data memory: Enables detailed, simultaneous recording of numerous power parameters for long periods of time
  • Comprehensive software included: Provides trend diagrams for root cause analysis, statistical summaries, report writing and real-time data monitoring in the online mode
  • Plug and play: Allows quick setup with automatic sensor detection; sensors are instrument powered, eliminating the need for batteries
  • Rugged field design: Insulated housing and a solid state design with no rotating components enable reliable testing under nearly any conditions


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 100 MHz bandwidth model
  • 1.25 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter in 2-channel models
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan: up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
  • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger (EBC290)
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


  • Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
  • Measure up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds)
  • 10,000 μF capacitance range
  • Frequency to 200 kHz
  • Extended AC voltage bandwidth – 40 Hz to 30 kHz
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • Min/Max and average recording to capture variations automatically


  • Power quality statistics according to EN50160
  • Voltage event list (dips, swells and interruptions)
  • Continuous recording of:
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Power P, Q, S
    • Power factor
    • kWh
    • Flicker
    • Unbalance
    • Frequency
    • Voltage and current harmonics to the 50th / Interharmonics
    • THD
    • Mains signaling
  • Triggered recordings
  • Online mode (Oscilloscope, transients and events)
  • 2 GB Flash memory


  • IP 67 waterproof & dustproof protection, completely sealed for use in harsh environments
  • Designed to withstand 3 meter drop (with holster)
  • Unique function for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on adjustable speed motor drives and other electrically noisy equipment
  • MSHA approval
  • Limited lifetime warranty