“Microelectronics and software solutions for space, defence and aeronautics systems„
“Specialists in aerospace on-board data networks„
“25 years of experience in highly specialized, mission-critical industrial projects„
Quad SpaceFibre PCIe Interface Card

The iSAFT Quad SpaceFibre Interface Card 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 card 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 & competitive advantages:

  • 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
  • Asynchronous transmission & Traffic generation support
  • Programmable transmission triggers per packet, selective tracing (filtering) support
  • Real-Time Statistics per port / virtual channel (packet and SpFi characters statistics)
  • Data reception and packet truncation support, Broadcast message transmission / reception, Data / BC reception timestamping, Statistics support for Tx/Rx packets, BCs and SpFi protocol characters
  • SpFi physical link capturing and decoding of SpFi characters for debugging purposes
  • Multiple loopback configurations (Physical Layer and parallel SerDes Near-End / Far-End loopback, Lane / Network layer loopback)
  • IRIG-B002/006 generator / receiver with 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
  • Flight equipment protection according to the SpaceFibre standard
  • Multi-board management, concurrent access
  • C driver API (Windows / Linux)
  • Seamless integration with EGSE software


Key Benefits:

  • Unique PCIe card with 4 SpFi ports
  • Powerful driver APIs supporting rich functionalities
  • Future-proof design based on state-of-the-art FPGA / DDR    memory technologies
  • 100% internal design, can be customised to customer needs
  • First class support at both SW & HW level
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

It includes:

  • C driver API (Windows / Linux)
  • iSAFT Self-test utility





 Ordering Information:  iSAFT-NIC601: Quad SpaceFibre PCIe Interface Card