Resources was formed in June of 1993 by Will Gordon to address
the needs of existing companies wishing to exploit the benefits
of embedded digital electronics. Mr. Gordon had gained several
years of in depth experience in the field of Aircraft and
Missile ground support systems in a time when digital electronics
was becoming of age. He was fortunate to be involved in the
beta testing and development of one of the first true 16-bit
microprocessors. The Motorola MC68000 was the processor that
played a huge roll in the start of embedded processors and
marked the beginning of the microprocessor replacing standalone
mini-computers. It was this development that allowed true
realization of embedded processing where the compute element
became closely coupled to input/output devices in relatively
large and complex electronic systems. Thus, this involvement
provided a wealth of knowledge relating to the development
and implementation concepts to satisfy complex designs requirements.
The MC6800 proved its worth by becoming the main
processing element in the design of the first multi-processor system
for use at Vandenberg Air Force Base to centrally ingest
and simultaneously process multiple range sensors.
As the microprocessor/microcontroller technology
matured, ABRO Resources developed ever increasing applications
utilizing these devices. Early contracts consisted of mainly
retrofitting then current machines and subsystems with microelectronics
to realize better efficiency and performance. As the industry
matured so did our engineering support, to the point of providing
Maintaining a strong conviction to multi-processor
designs, distributive processing became second nature. This
philosophy led to the development of very elaborate systems.
Although these systems can be viewed as relatively complex
the actual design can be considered relatively simple.
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