Project details

Overview

Project title

REPEATER, MULTIPLEXER AND SWITCH IC FOR HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION

Tender / Procurement notice
1 Aug 2020

Published

1 August 2020

Deadline

8 October 2020

Budget

 


Procurement type

Supplies

Reference

ESAZ204782

Funding Agency

ESA - European Space Agency (ESA)


Countries

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

AO10449


Title: REPEATER, MULTIPLEXER AND SWITCH IC FOR HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION

Closing Date: 08/10/2020 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED

Reference Nr.: 'http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits_iitt.show_iitt?actref=20.1ED.09&user=Anonymous' 20.1ED.09

Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme

Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - Technology Developme

Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU


Tender Type: C

Price Range: > 500 KEURO

Products: Satellites & Probes / On-board Data Management / On Board Data Management ¿ BB / Onboard Communcation (MIL-STD-1553, CAN, SpW, Sensor Bus, Wireless)

Technology Domains: Onboard Data Systems / Onboard Data Management / Onboard Networks and Control/Monitoring

Onboard Data Systems / Microelectronics for Digital and Analogue Applications / Digital and Analogue Devices and Technologies

Establishment: ESTEC

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality

Department: Electrical Department

Division: Data Syst & Microelectronics Division

Contract Officer: Singer, Anze

Industrial Policy

Measure: N/A - Not apply


On-board communication via serial link protocols such as SpaceFibre require Serializer/Deserializer (SERDES) at the physical layer,which connects two units (e.g. payload instrument, mass memory) via copper, backplanes, or optical transceivers with each other.


Currently, the maximum length of the medium is severely limited for high speed links in the excess of 2 Gbps due to transmission line losses. In addition, costly complex FPGAs and ASICs with high speed serial capability are more exposed to damage in case of fault conditions experienced at one of the end-points. Thus, there is a need to develop a new device providing the repeater function to compensate losses and to prevent fault propagation, and the multiplexer/switch functions to enable robust redundancy configuration. Thisnew IC shall operate with all SERDES compliant to the standard ECSS-E-ST-50-11C SpaceFibre standard (data rates of up to at least6.25 Gbps) but can also be used for other protocols such as SRIO, PCIe and Ethernet. 


This activity encompasses the following tasks: 

- requirements consolidation based on user needs. 

- trade-off between available radiation-hardened chip technologies. 

- IC design and packaging. 

- performance characterisation to ensure compliance with ECSS-E-ST-50-11C. 

- development plan.


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http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits_online.showao?typ1=8659&user=Anonymous