STAR-Dundee Ltd presented and demonstrated its range of SpaceWire equipment to the International SpaceWire Seminar held at the European Space Agency Technology Research Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands.
The SpaceWire Router-USB nine port router unit with eight SpaceWire ports and one USB2.0 port is aimed at SpaceWire system develop support. The router is functionally compatible with the SpaceWire router ASIC being developed by ESA.
The SpaceWire Brick provides a low cost evaluation platform for SpaceWire. With two SpaceWire interfaces and a USB2.0 interface, the SpaceWire Brick acts as an interface into a host PC. Power for the SpaceWire Brick is supplied over the USB connection making it ideal for portable development and test equipment.
The SpaceWire Monitor was also demonstrated. This unit provides an effective means of monitoring the state of a SpaceWire link, showing the link state and traffic on two sets of LEDs, one for each direction of the link. The SpaceWire Monitor also has connectors for plugging in a logic analyser so that the characters flowing through the link can be captured and displayed. The SpaceWire Monitor does the SpaceWire character decoding so that setting up the logic analyser is simple.