Abaco – Graphics system offers combination of performance, connectivity and rapid application development software

12-05-2017 | Abaco Systems | Subs & Systems

Abaco Systems has announced the GVC1000 rugged, high performance, a small form factor mission ready graphics and vision system. Based on the recently-released NVIDIA Jetson TX2 supercomputer on a module, the GVC1000 delivers a market-leading combination of 1+ TeraFLOPS of performance in graphics/video applications, flexible connectivity, minimal size, weight and power (SWaP) and an advanced graphics software development environment.

A complete, ready-to-run system, the system allows customers to eliminate the challenges of integration and to focus immediately on application development - reducing risk, cost and time to deployment.

The system features a unique range of connectivity options that reflect the operational realities of the applications for which it is designed. It provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for receiving multiple camera inputs; two MilCAN/CAN ports to receive vehicle data; and extended USB capability for maximum connection flexibility. It also features internal storage of up to 32 GBytes of MLC and 128 GBytes of SLC SSD to enable it to retain significant amounts of fast access mission- and moving map data.

The company’s recently-announced ImageFlex image processing and visualization toolkit provides rapid application development for the system. It features a simple to use C API that provides an easy to use framework that can dramatically reduce both development cost and time required to develop high performance image processing and graphics applications with no impact on application performance. ImageFlex enables seamless interoperability with CUDA and other libraries such as VisionWorks, a software development package for computer vision and image processing.

“The GVC1000’s combination of extreme graphics performance, rugged reliability, minimal size and weight, extensive and flexible connectivity and powerful application development software is unique in the embedded computing industry,” said Mrinal Iyengar, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems. “It is the perfect response to the challenges our customers are facing.”

To enable rapid application development and deployment, the system is code-compatible with desktop environments such as CUDA and MATLAB, allowing easy porting of applications and algorithms onto the deployable platform.

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