SpaceART® SpaceWire Sniffer

Keywords: ECSS-E-ST-50-12C, EGSE, Ethernet, High speed, Link monitoring, On-board satellite communication, Serial communication link, SpaceWire, Test equipment

The SpaceART® SpaceWire Sniffer unit allows the analysis of SpaceWire communication between two nodes at character level, with no interaction with the communication.

SpaceART® SpaceWire Sniffer is specifically designed for those applications which require long SpaceWire acquisitions and advanced trigger conditions to facilitate the acquisition of the portion of interest.

SpaceART® SpaceWire Sniffer can be used as an effective tool for analyzing SpaceWire communication between two nodes, in order to troubleshoot the most hidden flaws, thanks to the high recording capability and advanced trigger conditions.

Key features

  • Simple yet powerful graphical user interface
  • Unobtrusive SpW link monitoring
  • SpW traffic speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Gigabit-Ethernet interface for host PC communication
  • Complex trigger conditions to start the acquisition
  • External Synchronization via SMA connector
  • Acquisition available in Human readable and binary files
  • 256 MB memory for traffic snapshot
  • Built-in advanced SpW traffic visualization features with customizable XML parser to easily analyze custom-defined SpW protocols
  • Disconnect error injection - asynchronous or synchronous - to external SYNC signal
  • Advanced SpaceWire traffic visualization

Other information


  • SpaceWire


  • FPGA/ASIC design
  • Verification
  • Software design (system modelling)


SpaceART SpaceWire Sniffer Brochure

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