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SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2

The SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2 combines the functionality of the previous Link Analyser and SpaceWire Monitor, and in addition to many new hardware and software features it enables users to easily gather and analyse data on a SpaceWire link. The Link Analyser Mk2 connects between two SpaceWire devices and a host PC, via the USB port, running the supplied host software.
 
The SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2 unobtrusively monitors the SpaceWire link, and provides statistical information in the host software. Data can be captured by the device around a user-specified trigger event, e.g. a disconnect error. The data captured can be viewed as a link level trace (individual n-chars and l-chars), a packet level trace, or a signal level trace (Data and Strobe waveforms).
 
Faults and errors can also be easily injected into the link to help validate the systems performance and error handling. Screenshots and further explanations of the software are available in the datasheet below. New features in the software include RMAP and emerging protocol analysis, making it easy to decipher RMAP commands being passed across the link. Emerging protocols will be available by update when they are published.
 
A new API has also been introduced for script automation and coordination with EGSE test equipment. Extra support for running multiple Link Analyser Mk2s has also been added, making it easier to differentiate which instance of the software is responsible for each device.
 
In hardware, the SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2 has significantly increased memory which can store up to 16 million events. Support for connecting a logic analyser is also present with 38-pin Mictor connectors (currently supports connection on Logic Analyser 1 port only).
 
External triggers allow the user to connect a variety of different test equipment and synchronise their measurements with the Link Analyser Mk2.

SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2
SpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2 backSpaceWire Link Analyser Mk2 includes software, driver APIs, power and USB cables

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