Abaco and Amergint develop communications technology for troops

22 April 2020 (Last Updated April 22nd, 2020 14:38)

Abaco Systems and Amergint Technologies have partnered to develop an electronic warfare (EW) communications technology for troops.

Abaco and Amergint develop communications technology for troops
The VP430 RFSoC hardware platform combined with Softlink architecture delivers lower cost technology that reduces RF signal chain complexity. Credit: ABACO SYSTEMS.

Abaco Systems and Amergint Technologies have partnered to develop an electronic warfare (EW) communications technology for troops.

Under the partnership, Abaco’s ruggedised VP430 RFSoC hardware platform was combined with Amergint’s Softlink architecture to create a lower cost, rapidly available technology.

The new lab-tested capability reduces RF signal chain complexity, integration and field timing from weeks to days.

The VP430 platform has been designed for advanced EW applications and enables the use of fewer boards and less power. It also delivers increased processing throughput.

Abaco Systems product management vice-president Peter Thompson said: “Modern militaries are increasingly relying on communication and weapons systems that utilise the entire RF spectrum, from microwaves, radars and satellites to infrared and lasers.

“And in today’s contested environment, where new threats are proliferating and multiplying in number and complexity, it has never been more important to reduce time to market and time to deployment for new EW technologies.”

Using Softlink, software applications can be built from an early prototype through to full operational capability.

The pre-integration of Amergint’s Softlink libraries with Abaco’s hardware platforms will reduce cost and programme risk for customers.

Amergint Technologies systems vice-president Marc Verity said: “With US military reliance on electronic communications and GPS navigation, even a short interruption can be disastrous to an operation.

“Using proven modular software devices, nearly any signal, data processing or network transport capability can be designed, configured and deployed with our Softlink technology.”

Abaco Systems’ advanced platforms enable customers to validate and deploy new capabilities without enduring complex software development cycles.