Designing SpaceWire Networks with the latest eneration of Test and Development equipment 182.42 KB
During the design and testing of SpaceWire systems, issues can arise that require the use of specialised SpaceWire test and development equipment. Interface devices, link analysers and data recorders can be used to design and prototype systems, investigate emerging issues and identify the underlying causes.
This paper focuses on several key benefits that can be provided by using the latest SpaceWire test and development equipment. Firstly, remote access to SpaceWire systems can be provided using a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connected SpaceWire interface device. Secondly, detailed link analysis can be performed using a USB 3.0 connected SpaceWire link analyser. Thirdly, large amounts of recorded SpaceWire traffic can be visualised and navigated using new software tools. Finally, deterministic behaviour within non-real-time environments can be provided using a hybrid software and hardware triggering system.