Space

A market which requires ultimate reliability

Main characteristics of this market – at least for the segment that flies (launchers, satellites and other space vehicles) – are extremely harsh environmental conditions, low production volumes and, for now, no options for maintenance or repair during operation in space. Therefore, space equipment has to be ultra-dependable and all systems have to be meticulously tested before deployment. To facilitate re-use, standardized elements and composability are vital.

TTTech has been engaged in this market since 2000 as provider of chip IP, development equipment and PC based tooling (network configuration) with an initial focus on North America (NASA). Please browse the projects and references section for an overview on some key programs in which TTTech was and still is involved.

Since there is a great match between the key market requirements of dependability (reliability) and composability and TTTech’s core technologies, it is our focus to play an important role in networked embedded computing in different segments of the space market. The initial focus is on human spaceflight and launcher applications in Europe and North America. With TTEthernet we offer a standardized (SAE AS6802) networking technology with outstanding characteristics for these and other applications. The platform solution’s values have been acknowledged by several space agencies and leading industrial partners.

Portfolio characteristics

Applications


  • Human space flight

  • Launchers

  • Other space vehicles

  • Related test facilities

Benefits

  • Scalable and modular architectures
    • Fixed latencies
    • Message sending order known
    • Reduced complexity for integration/testing or reconfiguration
    • Incremental qualification
  • Secure partitioning (running data of mixed criticality on a single network)
  • Built-in scalable fault-tolerance
  • Increased bandwidth (scalable from 10 Mbit/s – 1 Gbit/s)
  • Single network fully compatible with standard Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
  • Fault-tolerant distributed clock synchronization which can be tied to an external clock (e.g. GPS)
  • Cost-competitive cross-industry technology (spin in)

News & Events

Latest News

TTTech works with Cranfield University on embedded systems research
TTTech works with Cranfield University on embedded systems research

TTTech and Cranfield University have established an R&D partnership in the area of embedded networks and related technologies. The university’s Aerospace Integrated Research Center (AIRC) conducts further studies on the integration of system and platforms into aerospace applications on a TTEDevelopment System A664 v4.1 for Linux. Current research efforts deal with the development of ...

Co-Investor invests an additional 20 million EUR in TTTech

The Co-Investor Group, an equity investor focused on medium-sized companies, has increased its investment in TTTech ...

Bombardier Global 7500 breaks world record for the longest business flight

TTTech congratulates Bombardier on this success and is proud to be on board with deterministic TTP (SAE AS6003) databus network ...

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Upcoming Events

Technoday Innovation Night
10.09.2019 - 10.09.2019

The TTTech Aerospace team will attend STMicroelectronic's Technoday Innovation ...

TSN/A Conference
08.10.2019 - 09.10.2019

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Projects & References

Products

TTTech offers space products for human space flight, launchers, other space vehicles and related test facilities. The offering includes chip IP cores, ASIC development, development switches, network interface cards (end systems) and configuration tools (development tools).

With space products from TTTech, customers benefit from scalable and modular architectures, determinism, secure partitioning, built-in scalable fault-tolerance, increased bandwidth, a single network fully compliant with standard Ethernet, fault-tolerant distributed clock synchronization and cost-competitive cross-industry technology.

  • TTESwitch Controller Space

    The TTESwitch Controller Space from TTTech providing SAE AS6802, rate-constrained and IEEE 802.3 switch functions in a radiation-tolerant, highly reliable integrated circuit.

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  • TTEEnd System Controller Space

    The TTEEnd System Controller Space from TTTech providing SAE AS6802, rate-constrained and IEEE 802.3 functions in a radiation-tolerant, highly reliable integrated circuit.

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