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AI-enabled image processing computer designed for SWaP-constrained applications


January 27, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems, Inc. announced the GVC1001, a graphics, vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and image processing computer. Using NVIDIA's latest AI and Deep Learning enabled NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier System on Module, Abaco aims to meet the demands and challenges of low size, weight, and power (SWaP) graphics, vision, AI, and sensor computing applications within ground vehicles, aviation, naval, and industrial platforms.

Abaco has designed a small form factor packaged product intended to deliver customer benefits in Interoperability, SwaP, I/O capabilities, and flexibility. The GVC1001's target applications include 360-degree situational awareness, autonomous vehicles, EO/IR processing, and Degraded Visual Environments (DVE), as well as display processing and moving maps.

The high-performance computer is designed with dual 10GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs. The company claims these can be used standalone or can be partnered with Abaco's 24-port gigabit Ethernet switch, the RES3000 for GigE camera or other sensor aggregation. The unit also provides dual 1GigE ports for additional gigabit Ethernet cameras, control plane functionality, or other sensors and dual CAN ports to transmit and receive vehicle data.

Abaco claims that the GVC1001 is supported with three software offerings, intended to allow customers to select the software package suited to specific needs. To enable rapid application development, the GVC1001 is designed to be 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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