STAR-System for LabVIEW

The STAR-System LabVIEW wrapper provides a suite of features that cover the frequently occurring tasks used by our customers and includes transmitting and receiving SpaceWire traffic and creating RMAP packets.

The library has been designed to be intuitive to LabVIEW users. For example, device access follows the “Open, Perform Action, Close” architecture, which is familiar to LabVIEW users, and callback/notification functions are implemented using LabVIEW user events.

STAR-System support for LabVIEW covers all devices supported by STAR-System including the SpaceWire-USB Brick Mk4SpaceWire Router Mk2SSpaceWire PCI Mk2SpaceWire cPCI Mk2SpaceWire PCIe and SpaceWire PXI.

Product Features

  • Transmitting and receiving packets.

  • Receiving time-codes and link events (speed change/state change).

  • Building and decoding RMAP packets.

  • Getting hardware information.

  • Error injection.

  • Building routing tables.

  • Setting link speeds.

  • RMAP Target and Initiator example.

Technical Specs

  • Part Number


  • Provided LabVIEW Libraries
    • STAR-API

    • RMAP Packet Library

    • Device Configuration Library:

      • Remote Device Config API
      • Router Config API
      • Mk2 Interface and Router Config API
      • Config APIs for Individual devices
    • RMAP Target Library

    • Triggering Library

  • Supported Devices
    • SpaceWire PCI Mk2, cPCI Mk2

    • SpaceWire PCIe

    • SpaceWire PXI

    • SpaceWire-USB Brick Mk2

    • SpaceWire-USB Brick Mk3

    • SpaceWire Router Mk2S

    • SpaceWire Physical Layer Tester

  • Software
    • Operates under Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3)

    • Requires STAR-System v3.7 or later

    • Designed for LabVIEW 2015 and later (contact STAR-Dundee for support of earlier LabVIEW versions)