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“Specialists in aerospace on-board data networks„
“25 years of experience in highly specialized, mission-critical industrial projects„
Dual WizardLink PCIe Interface Board

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

The card is based on industry standard Texas Instruments TLK2711-SP transceiver ICs.

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



Main features & competitive advantages:

  • Full height / Half length PCIe form factor card with multi-Gbps overall throughput
  • Two full duplex data ports (SMA connectors) supporting link rates of up to 2.5 Gbps (base data rate 2 Gbps)
  • Electrical interface based on TI TLK2711-SP device
  • WizardLink data / packets generation and reception with built-in monitoring and archiving functions
  • IRIG-B002/006 generator / receiver TTL/RS-422 electrical levels, with down to 8 nano-seconds accuracy / resolution
  • Asynchronous packet transmission & data generation support
  • Data reception, packet timestamping, statistics support for Tx/Rx packets
  • On-board high precision transmission clock (programmable between 80 and 125MHz)
  • Expandable with external synchronisation signals (I/O trigger signals, flow control implementation) with optional add-on board
  • Flight equipment protection with use of AC coupling isolating capacitors on the receiving path
  • Multi-board management, concurrent access
  • Seamless integration with EGSE software


Key Benefits:

  • Unique PCIe card with two (2) WizardLink ports (Full Duplex)
  • Powerful driver APIs supporting rich functionalities
  • Future-proof design based on state-of-the-art FPGA / DDR    memory technologies
  • Dual use – WizardLink full rate data generation & reception on        the same card
  • 100% internal design, can be customised to customer needs
  • First class support at both SW & HW level
Application Areas:

  • WizardLink Data Front Ends with data recording capabilities
  • Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) / Test Benches
  • Hardware In the Loop Simulation
  • Testing and validation of satellite flight equipment

It includes:

  • Windows / Linux driver APIs (C# / C++ driver)
  • iSAFT Self-test utility



Optional (available from December 2021):

  • iSAFT WizardLink Data Simulator / Recorder software
  • iSAFT EDEN or CCSDS C&C Remote Control – WizardLink


 Ordering Information:  iSAFT-NIC701: Dual WizardLink PCIe Interface Card (available from December 2021)