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iSAFT SpaceFibre Interface Board
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The iSAFT Quad SpaceFibre Interface Board is an advanced PCIe interface, supporting SpaceFibre simulation. It is suitable for multiple applications in the space sector, including Data Front-Ends, EGSE/SCOEs.

The board is based on an industry proven SpaceFibre codec, and it has been already validated in ESA representative SpaceFibre test benches.

The board is delivered with a practical SDK, and can be complemented with additional software modules allowing to save development / integration time.

Main Features
Full height / Half length PCIe form factor board with multi-Gbps overall throughput
Four single lane data ports (Type C connectors) supporting up to 16VCs total and link rates of 1, 1.25, 2, 2.5, 3.125 Gbps, according to ECSS-E-ST-50-11C DIR1
SpFi Simulation / Emulation capabilities with built-in packet recording functions
IRIG-B002/006 generator / receiver TTL/RS-422 electrical levels, with down to 8 nano-seconds accuracy / resolution, with IRIG signal regeneration capability in order to cascade multiple boards/systems
Asynchronous transmission & Traffic generation support
Per port / packet triggered transmission conditions
Data reception and packet truncation support, Broadcast message transmission / reception, Data / BC reception timestamping, Statistics support for Tx/Rx packets and BCs
Provision of several trigger in/out signals with multipurpose functionality (start of capture stimulation, generation of events, synchronization with external equipment, etc.)
Multiple loopback configurations (Physical Layer and parallel SerDes Near-End / Far-End loopback, Lane / Network layer loopback)
Flight equipment protection according to the SpaceFibre standard
Competitive Advantages
8 nano-seconds timestamping resolution
4 ports supporting rates up to 3.125 Gbps
Multi-board management, concurrent access
Seamless integration with EGSE software
Proven solution in reference SpaceFibre testbeds
Environmental Information
Operating temperature range: 0°C to 50°C
Storage temperature range: -55°C to 125°C
RoHS compliant
Ordering Information
iSAFT-NIC601: Quad SpFi PCIe NIC – G1 (with IRIG support)
Software
Standard
  • Windows / Linux driver APIs
  • iSAFT Configuration / Self-test utility
Optional
  • TCP/IP remote client APIs in C++ / Python
  • EDEN, CCSDS C&C APIs
  • iSAFT SpaceFibre Simulator / SPY Tool (board management, SpFi / RMAP / CPTP packet editors, simulation, traffic generation, recording, off-line analysis, statistics, Wireshark protocol analyzer)
Application Areas
SpFi Data Front Ends with online data recording
Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) / Test Benches
Hardware In the Loop Simulation
New prototyping / experimentation