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STAR-Dundee are Exhibiting at 28th National Space Symposium, Colorado Springs

National Space Symposium, Colorado Springs

STAR-Dundee are excited to be attending the 28th National Space Symposium  in Colorado Springs, USA, over the 16th-19th April.

We will be running live demos of our newest development equipment including our most recently released Interface board the SpaceWire PCIe and two soon-to-be-released products: SpaceWire EGSE, a highly capable test device designed to rapidly emulate or stimulate instruments and other SpaceWire enabled units, and SpaceWire RTC Development Kit; our SpaceWire Software Development Environment supporting our new SpaceWire RTC Unit based on ATMEL’s AT7913E, a flight ready LEON based IC for interfacing on-board instruments. Watch our website for announcements on these products.

Come and visit us on our stand and you will receive a copy of the first printing of our SpaceWire User’s Guide; our guide to the SpaceWire Standard that gives practical information on designing and implementing SpaceWire systems, and also describes the origins of the Standard and some early Missions SpaceWire flew on. The SpaceWire User’s Manual can be read on-line in our SpaceWire Knowledge Base.

We will be exhibiting on booth 1515 in the Pavilion so we hope you can join us for what promises to be an interesting 4 days of seminars and exhibitions, networking and events.

STAR-System is launched!

STAR-System GUIs

STAR-Dundee is proud to unveil their new software stack: STAR-System.

The new system architecture has been designed as a minimal layer with a single programming interface, STAR-API, that is consistent across all supported operating systems. Written from scratch with the extensive knowledge gained from previous stacks, with all dependencies on third party code removed, has allowed the entire stack to be specifically optimised for speed and efficiency targeting SpaceWire applications.

STAR-API itself has been developed specifically for test and development, not just transmitting and receiving packets, but providing the functionality to, for example, transmit time-codes in sequence with data characters, and terminate packets with EEPs.

STAR-System is the software provided for accessing all new and future router and interface devices. The first STAR-Dundee products using STAR-System are the Mk2 interface device family including PCI Mk2, cPCI Mk2 and PMC Mk2.

STAR-System advances include support for:

  • 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux.
  • Running 32-bit applications on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Newer Linux kernels.
  • Multiple applications accessing the same device at one time.
  • Support for additional operating systems such as QNX
  • … and improved API documentation, examples, and application notes.

 

STAR-System includes GUI applications for both Windows and Linux, provided to make it easier for users to get started using STAR-Dundee devices. The new GUI applications provide a simple interface to the most common functions for users getting started with SpaceWire devices and systems: Device and Link configuration, Transmit and Receive packets, and Transmit and Receive statistics. Additional GUI features to be released very soon include: Packet Generator and Packet Checker, and Error Injection.

STAR-Dundee at 2011 International SpaceWire Conference

International SpaceWire Conference, Alamo

STAR-Dundee was delighted to attend the 4th International SpaceWire Conference, 8 – 10 Nov 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA.

A great number of the STAR-Dundee team attended the conference, with the company also having a stand in the conference’s industrial exhibition. We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s conference such a success, and we’d particularly like to thank those who came to visit us at our exhibition stand. It is always a pleasure to talk with and support the members of the SpaceWire community.

For anyone who didn’t get a chance to speak with us, you can find more information about our products on the Products page or contact a member of the team using the Contact page.

 

64-Bit SpaceWire USB Device Driver Released

USB Logo

STAR-Dundee have released a 64-bit SpaceWire USB device driver for Windows, to accompany the existing 32-bit driver, and it is now available for download.

The USB driver supports the SpaceWire Brick, SpaceWire Router-USB, SpaceWire Link Analyser, and the SpaceWire Conformance Tester. Both the 64-bit version of the driver and the 32-bit version will work on Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7), with 64-bit and 32-bit Linux also available. STAR-Dundee include drivers, APIs (where applicable), delivery, and technical support with all hardware.

To download the driver for your USB device, please register your product here

STAR-Dundee Expansion

Our new location

STAR-Dundee Expand Premises

We are proud to announce that STAR-Dundee have recently expanded to a new building. Our postal address has not changed, however please take note of our new contact numbers:

Postal address
STAR-Dundee Ltd.
Ewing Building
Smalls Lane
Dundee, DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK

General Enquiries Telephone
+44 (0)1382 201 755

Fax
+44 (0)1382 388 838

You can still receive technical support from support@star-dundee.com, quotes on SpaceWire products at quotes@star-dundee.com, or contact us with any other queries at enquiries@star-dundee.com.

New Chinese Distributor

Beijing Yoler Sci-Tech Development Co.,Ltd

STAR-Dundee have now appointed a distributor for our SpaceWire Products and SpaceWire IP Cores in China, Beijing Yoler Sci-Tech Development Co.,Ltd.

Beijing Yoler has gained recognition for their marketing efforts with SpaceWire technology and STAR-Dundee products. Beijing Yoler specialise in providing Spacewire Test & Development Equipment to the Chinese Aerospace industry, by introducing advanced international technology and bringing more targeted, distinctive products and a high level of service.

For Chinese customers interested in using SpaceWire technology, please contact Junzhe Liu (刘军哲) or Beijing Yoler directly:

Postal address
Junzhe Liu (刘军哲)
Room 210, Agriculture and Forest Committee office building,
No.7 Yard,
CAOQIAO,
Haidian district,
Beijing,
China 100080
Telephone
+86 010-59497290
Web Address
www.yolertek.com

For customers in other regions, please check our distributors page for contact information, or the Products and Quotations page and a member of the STAR-Dundee team will put you in contact with the appropriate persons.

 

SmallSat Conference

SmallSat Conference

Held in Logan, UT, STAR-Dundee will be attending this years SmallSat Conference.

STAR-Dundee will have some of their new Mk2 SpaceWire products ready to exhibit. If you would like more information
on these please come and visit us at:

STAR-Dundee, Stand 3

UPDATE:

After a succesful show STAR-Dundee would like to thank everyone who put effort into this year’s SmallSat. For anyone who didn’t get a chance to speak with us, you can find more information about our products here or contact a member of the team at enquiries@star-dundee.com.

 

Exhibit at IAC 2010

IAC 2010

27th September – 1st October

STAR-Dundee to exhibit at IAC 2010

After a great trip to South Korea in 2009, STAR-Dundee will be exhibiting our latest SpaceWire tools and services at the 61st International Astronautical Congress in Prague, Czech Repuiblic. More information on the conference is available here. Come and visit us:

STAR-Dundee – Stand A11

UPDATE:

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by to discuss the latest developments with SpaceWire technology. We are looking forward to Cape Town and hope to see many returning faces. For quotations on STAR-Dundee SpaceWire tools, please use the Products and Quotations page.

 

STAR-Dundee are to exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow 2010

Farnborough International Airshow 2010

STAR-Dundee are to exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow 2010.

From the 19th – 25th of July we will be attending the biennial airshow with support from SDI.
To find out information about SpaceWire, STAR-Dundee, or our new range of upcoming Mk2 products
come and visit us at:

Scottish Development International Stand, Hall 1 B19

We look forward to seeing you there! Link:
Farnborough International Airshow 2010

UPDATE:

STAR-Dundee have had excellent exposure this week having appeared on the officail Airshow Radio, Japanese video,
and now on SDI’s YouTube channel. You can watch the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/sditv#p/u/5/gW69dfScQg0

 

SpaceWire Technology Seminar with AOE of CAS, China

SpaceWire Technology Seminar with AOE of CAS, China

In June 2010, STAR-Dundee was invited, by Academy of Opto-Electronics (AOE) of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), to give a very comprehensive seminar including many aspects of SpaceWire technology and STAR-Dundee SpaceWire equipments.

We were also glad to give working and live demonstrations of our USB Router, USB Brick, Link Analyser, Validation Software and Conformance Tester. All of the items featured in the demonstration, along with other available hardware and software can be viewed in the SpaceWire test and development equipment page. Alternatively, you can email enquiries@star-dundee.com for more information.

 

International SpaceWire Conference 2010

International SpaceWire Conference 2010

With previous conferences being held in Dundee, Scotland (2007) and Nara, Japan (2008), the International SpaceWire Conference comes to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010.

From the 22nd – 24th June STAR-Dundee will attend to demonstrate current tools to support the users and developers of SpaceWire equipment, participate in shaping the future of SpaceWire, and also, importantly, realise the needs and desires of the SpaceWire community. We would enjoy hearing your opinions and feedback, and showing you what we have to offer, so be sure to visit STAR-Dundee and meet the team. More information is available from the official website here.

DASIA 2010

DASIA 2010

Hosted in Budapest, Hungary, STAR-Dundee exhibited a range of new products along with technical presentations on their new capabilities.

Some of the presentations featured SpaceWire, including Steve Parkes’ “New SpaceWire Protocols and Tools”. The full conference proceedings are to be published within two months, but in the meantime a summary of the final programme can be found here. Also, further information on the new range of improved STAR-Dundee Mk2 products will be available on the STAR-Dundee SpaceWire products page shortly.