VHiSSI: Experimental spacefibre ASIC

Alberto Gonzalez Villafranca (Lead / Corresponding author), Albert Ferrer (Lead / Corresponding author), David McLaren, Chris McClements (Lead / Corresponding author), Stephen (Steve) Parkes

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SpaceFibreis the next generation data link and network technology being developed by University of Dundee for the European Space Agency. Thishighspeed technology runs over both copper and fibre optic cables and is backwards compatible with the ubiquitous SpaceWiretechnology. SpaceFibre provides 12 times the throughput of a SpW link (2.5 Gbps) with current flight qualified technology together with inbuilt QoS and FDIR capabilities. This paper details the first implementation of SpaceFibre in a radiation tolerant device in the frame of the VHiSSI project. The functionality of this ASIC chip is explained and the results of the functional and Total Ionising Dose and Single Event Effect radiation testing are detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Print)9789292212964
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015
EventDAta Systems In Aerospace Conference, DASIA 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19 May 201521 May 2015


ConferenceDAta Systems In Aerospace Conference, DASIA 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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