A satellite interface consists of various subsystems, such as Power, Communications, Data Handling, Onboard Computer, etc. All these sub-systems use a wide variety of satellite interfaces, both internally (within a sub-system) and externally (between sub-systems). These Onboard Interfaces can differ at many levels, such as physical, electrical and on protocol level. To support (sub-)system manufacturers during development and validation phases, C-STS offers a wide range of front-end products.
The Multi-Purpose Interface Platform (MPIP) is a modular, scalable electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) that enables space equipment builders and integrators to test and simulate spacecraft electrical and data interfaces in a fast, flexible and cost-efficient manner.
The LVDS Front-End provides the Low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) Data/Clock interfaces (electrical and protocol) to satellite flight equipment and can be used on all assembly, integration, and testing (AIT) levels (bread-boarding, module, unit, instrument, panel, and satellite).