SpaceWire EGSE and Device Simulator Mk2
The SpaceWire Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Mk2 is a test and development unit used for rapid SpaceWire instrument and equipment emulation. It is configured using a simple yet powerful scripting language designed specifically for SpaceWire applications. A script is compiled on a host PC before it is loaded into the EGSE Mk2 unit. Once configured, the EGSE operates independent of software resulting in real-time performance. This can be used to very quickly develop SpaceWire equipment emulations. Compared to writing equivalent software in a real-time operating system, the EGSE Mk2 can significantly reduce development time, risk and cost.
The SpaceWire EGSE Mk2 is controlled by a host PC, connected by a high-speed USB 3.0 interface, and is powered by a 5V power brick. It has two SpaceWire ports, four external SMB triggers and two MICTOR logic analyser connectors.
NOTE: The SpaceWire EGSE Mk2 supersedes the original SpaceWire EGSE. It now supports SpaceWire link speeds up to 400 Mbit/s (previously 200 Mbit/s); the on-board memory in which packet data is stored has been increased in size to 512 MB (previously 128 MB); and a USB 3.0 interface (previously USB 2.0) is now used to connect the unit to a host PC. Compared to the original SpaceWire EGSE, these improvements mean traffic can be transmitted and received at higher link speeds; a larger quantity of pre-defined packet data can be stored in memory; and compiled scripts can be loaded into hardware faster.
Emulates traffic from SpaceWire instruments and equipment in real-time.
Transmits sophisticated sequences of packets with varying payload content, timing and data rates.
Stores pre-defined packet data in memory to emulate large payloads from high data rate instruments.
Monitors received packet streams, reacting to pre-programmed sequences.
Interacts with external hardware through external triggers, which can be used to trigger different packet sequences.
Interacts with host software via software events and the provided API to trigger packet sequences for real-time transmission.
Notifies host software of state changes and events.
Link data-signalling rates can be changed on the fly enabling close simulation of an instrument or other SpaceWire unit.
Supports time-code generation and can act as a time-code master.
Highly configurable using the powerful and intuitive scripting language that includes: packet definitions, variables, packet generation schedules, state machines and events.
19” rack mountable (see 19″ Rack Mounting Kit)
Contains 2 x SpaceWire ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x 40 pin MICTOR logic analyser connectors and 4 SMB connectors (3 trigger in, 1 trigger out)
Software and accessories included:
- Windows drivers (Windows 10, 8 and 7)
- Linux drivers (5.x, 4.x and 3.x kernels)
- Compiler and loader command line applications
- SpaceWire EGSE application with example scripts
- C API with example code
- User manuals
- USB cable
- 1 year’s technical support and maintenance
- Part Number
110 x 30 x 112 mm (excluding feet)
+5V DC, power brick supplied
- SpaceWire Ports
Compliant to ECSS-E50-12A, ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and ECSS-E-ST-50-12C Rev.1
Number of SpaceWire Ports: 2
Maximum Speed: 400 Mbit/s
Connectors: 9-pin micro-miniature D-type
- USB Port
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1