Abaco Systems announced an award of $1.5m, supporting a major Turkish defense contractor with their naval combat management system (CMS). This system is targeted into multiple ally naval ship programs and brings CMS capabilities including the control of sensors and weapons, Tactical Status Display, Navigation, Training, and simulation functions. This design win is an example of Abaco’s commitment to supporting warfighters on land, air, and sea by providing innovative designs that meet specific tech insertion demands of our customers.
The design win contains three of Abaco’s products: the PEX442, the SBC627, and the P-SER. The PEX442 is an XMC carrier providing tech insertion for XMC boards that had been used in the previous VME based system. The SBC627 is Abaco’s 6U OpenVPX rugged single board computer featuring a 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. The P-SER is our native PMC form factor interface providing real-time serial input and output with high time-precision reception/input time-stamping, scheduled transmission/output, event triggering, and interrupt support. The naval ship’s various sensors will send information to the SBC627, while the P-SER will send communications to other PCs within the system. Each of these products will be utilized as an upgrade from a VME form factor to a VPX form factor.
Abaco was chosen based on our rugged designs, reliability, and ability to provide the customers with a tech insertion – providing for an upgrade path using the latest technology with very little impact on the overall system environment. In the past, the customer utilized our VME form factor boards, and movement to a VPX form factor required a tech insertion option. The customer will be purchasing 25 units a year over the next four years.