SpaceWire Cable



Utilize SpaceWire to communicate with European Space Agency and NASA equipment utilizing the ECSS-E-ST-50-12C specification. SpaceWire is configured using routers to create a heirarchical point-to-point system with high speed parallel paths.

SpaceWire nodes are interconnected with SpaceWire cable. Standard cables have TX/RX pairs reversed to tie SIN/DIN to SOUT/DOUT. Options include: straight through cables, reversed male/female, mixed connectors, and connector plating. In addition client specific SpaceWire breakout cables are designed and manufactured.

SpaceWire cables are manufactured with special cable providing the unique shielding, cable lay length, capacitance, inductance, and frequency response requirements of SpaceWire. Standard lengths are stocked with client specific lengths custom manufactured. Custom lengths can typically be built within 1-3 weeks.

MDM style connectors are standard.

All cables are tested for continuity, and SpaceWire data transfer.

If your situation demands a custom application then we will create a new drawing to meet your requirements. A pin diagram, detailed description or other documentation is usually sufficient to create the cable drawing. email us your requirements.


SpaceWire Cable Features

  • Length
  • Multiple Lengths stocked 3', 6', 8', 9', 10', 12' 15', 20' and 10m. Custom sizes built to order. See ordering information to build your own part number

  • Transmit Speeds
  • Cables are tested for multiple frequencies including the current end points of 10 and 200 MHz. Some custom lengths - much longer than 10m have reduced top frequencies.

  • Labeling
  • Cables are labeled near each connector and at the center. Each cable has a unique serial number and test documentation.

  • Plating
  • Option for Nickle plated connectors.

  • Male/female
  • Option for Socket at P2 [Pin at both ends is standard]

  • Standard / Straight Through
  • Standard wiring is "Null Modem" with TX and RX pairs reversed within the cable. SIN/DIN connected to SOUT/DOUT. Straight through wiring is an option to use for cable extension purposes. Usually ordered with the Female connector on one side to facilitate.

  • Signaling
  • SpaceWire LVDS levels are compatible with SpaceWire Cable.



    SpaceWire Cable Benefits

  • Speed
  • Standard connectors, standard wiring, fully tested, and off-the-shelf / fast delivery helps you get your project going quickly. Use the Part Number builder below to make your own custom lengths, pick your plating, and pick your termination.

  • Price
  • SpaceWire Cable is available off-the-shelf at a reasonable price. Custom versions are frequently arranged. Good for any non-space application. SpaceWire Cable may be fine in "Space" just not tested for that environment. Use for aircraft, vehicles, ground based equipment.

  • Ease of Use
  • SpaceWire Cable is easy to use. With proper connectors and labeling - just connect and go.

  • Availability
  • Dynamic Engineering works to keep SpaceWire Cable in stock. Send in your order and in most cases have your cable the next day. With a custom length or connectors, a 1-3 week period is usually required.

  • SpaceWire Compatibility
  • SpaceWire Cable is SpaceWire compatible per the ECSS-E-ST-50-12 specification. Each cable is live transmission tested with SpaceWire hardware as part of the ATP.



    Ordering Information
    1 year warranty
    Quantity discounts available



    The connections shown are used with the cable versions shown. Please see the table below for the definitions of the dash numbers.

    The connections shown are used with the cable versions shown. Please see the table below for the definitions of the dash numbers.

    Build your own PN:
    Base numbers:
    50-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ Standard SpaceWire
    51-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ Standard SpaceWire with socket connector at P2 - "gender changer"
    52-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating
    53-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating and socket at P2 - "gender changer"
    54-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with socket connector at P2, 1:1 Wiring
    55-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with socket connector at P2, nickel plating, 1:1 Wiring
    56-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with socket connector at P1 & P2
    57-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with socket connector at P1 & P2, nickel plating
    58-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with panel mount socket connector at P2[Jackpost included and ordered as a separate kit], nickel plating, 1:1 Wiring,
    59-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with socket connector at P1 and P2, nickel plating, 1:1 Wiring
    60-2004-0801-XX.YY.ZZ SpaceWire with 1:1 Wiring [std plating, std connectors]

    Length:
    XX = primary length
    YY = secondary length
    ZZ = FT or M for units
    Example: 8.10.FT => 8 ft 10 in., 10.00.M => 10 M

    Jackpost options for 58- cables:
    JP-2 => Panel Thickness = .8 mm / .031"
    JP-3 => Panel Thickness = 1.2 mm / .047" default selection if unspecified
    JP-4 => Panel Thickness = 1.6 mm / .062"
    JP-5 => Panel Thickness = 2.4 mm / .094"
    JP-6 => Panel Thickness = 3.2 mm / .125"
    JP-7 => Panel Thickness = 2.0 mm / .080"


    Standard SpaceWire Cable Lengths for on-line sale:

    Quantity

    Specialized SpaceWire Cables

    SCSI to SpaceWire with one channel connected

    When using the PMC SpaceWire on an X1 type carrier - PCIeBPMCX1, PCIBPMCX1 etc., All or some of the SpaceWire IO can be routed to the rear of the carrier. Dynamic Engineering has designed a modified SpaceWire cable which allows 1-4 SpaceWire connections from the carrier to be connected to our standard SpaceWire cable and connectors.

    Build your own PN: for PMC SpaceWire 10-2004-0801 through 10-2004-0806
    Base numbers:
    50-2012-0501-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire
    51-2012-0501-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with socket connector at P2 - "gender changer"
    52-2012-0501-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating
    53-2012-0501-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating and socket at P2 - "gender changer"
    58-2012-0501-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to SpaceWire with panel mount socket connectors [jackpost included], nickel plating, 1:1 Wiring


    Build your own PN: for PMC SpaceWire 10-2004-0807 and later
    Base numbers:
    50-2012-0502-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire
    51-2012-0502-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with socket connector at P2 - "gender changer"
    52-2012-0502-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating
    53-2012-0502-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to Standard SpaceWire with nickel plating and socket at P2 - "gender changer"
    58-2012-0502-XX.YY.ZZ.CH SCSI to SpaceWire with panel mount socket connectors [jackpost included], nickel plating, 1:1 Wiring


    Length:
    XX = primary length
    YY = secondary length
    ZZ = FT or M for units
    Channel(s) selection:
    CH = Channels to breakout: 0,1,2,3 or any combination is valid.

    Example: 8.10.FT.3 => 8 ft 10 in. using channel 3, 10.00.M.0123 => 10 M using all 4 channels

    Jackpost options for 58- cables:
    JP-2 => Panel Thickness = .8 mm / .031"
    JP-3 => Panel Thickness = 1.2 mm / .047" default selection if unspecified
    JP-4 => Panel Thickness = 1.6 mm / .062"
    JP-5 => Panel Thickness = 2.4 mm / .094"
    JP-6 => Panel Thickness = 3.2 mm / .125"
    JP-7 => Panel Thickness = 2.0 mm / .080"



    Manuals
    SpaceWire Hardware and Software Manuals are located on the SpaceWire Summay page, covering board level design descriptions, bit maps, pinouts, operation, driver installation, calls, and use.


    SpaceWire Applications Information
    <b>rapid deploy </b> Spacewire Setup

    Portable Spacewire: White paper and product selection for low cost rapid deploy portable spacewire monitor and debugger. Provides nearly instantaneous around the world portable Spacewire solution. Download the full Spacewire_WhitePaper presented at the 2008 International SpaceWire Conference.


    Custom designs
    Do you need to use SpaceWire Cables in your system and don´t see a model that matches? Please send us your requirements

    DESWCB custom cable to spacewire break out board
    DESWBO Spacewire monitor with LED & test points


    Client Benefits of working with Dynamic Engineering



    Custom, IP, PMC, XMC, PCIe, PCI, cPCI, PC104p, PCIe104, VME, VPX Hardware, Software designed to your requirements



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