February 27, 2008
-- In the framework of European Space Agency LET-SME (Leading-Edge Technology – Small & Medium-sized Enterprises) initiative, Aurelia Microelettronica awards the contract “SpaceWire Remote Terminal Controller Development Suite”.
The SpaceWire Remote Terminal Controller (SpW RTC) is a bridge between the SpW network and the CAN bus, providing a fully integrated system. This single chip (radiation tolerant 0.18 µm technology from Atmel) includes an embedded LEON2-FT SPARC V8 processor with a floating point unit and different interfaces (SpW, CAN, ADC/DAC for analogue acquisition/conversion, UARTs, timers, …).
Aurelia Microelettronica will design and produce a HW/SW SPW RTC development suite able to support SpW RTC future users in designing and verifying project specific on-board applications. The suite will provide software developers a proper environment to support evaluation and software development of SpW RTC designs; it will be useful to test each application integrating a SpW RTC device, making easier the integration and test phases and reducing the time-to-market.