Projects and products

Hardware products

Institute of High-Performance Computer and Network Technologies together with Russian enterprises and R&D centers (“ELVEES” R&D center, Molecular Electronics Research Institute, JSC ISS (Information Satellite Systems) Academician M.F. Reshetnev) design and develop electronic component base. There are examples of developed hardware products below.

Vehicle-borne 16-ported SpaceWire router

Onboard 16-channel switch of
high-speed networks SpaceWire

MSK-01 router as part of the test stand of the aircraft aeronautical on board network segment. Joint project with NIIAO

The SpaceWire router is intended for building scalable on-board communicational structures (SpaceWire networks) with high throughput on the base of SpaceWire protocols for distributed computing and control systems, parallel systems of signal and data processing. It is based on the SpaceWire router chip 1892ХД2Я (МСК-01) by ELVEES company, supports the Remote Memory Access Protocol for remote control from PC with SpiNSAW software.

Computing module with 2 GigaSpaceWire and 2 SpaceWire ports

MC-24EM SpaceWire Virtex5 debugging board

SpaceWire-GigaSpaceWire MC-24EM debugging board includes a single-chip dual-processor “System-on-Chip” 1892ВМ2Я (MC-24) and FPGA Xilinx Virtex-5. MC-24EM can be used as computing module with embedded 2-ported SpaceWire controller (MCB-01.2m2.FPGA-V5). Combination of properties of computing module and communication equipment allows you to construct various distributed computing and control complexes..

SpaceWire bridge with fiber optic channel

SpaceWire bridge with fiber optic

The SpaceWire-Giga – SpaceWire board can be used as a bridge between SpaceWire and GigaSpaceWire channels. The board can be part of computational and control systems, parallel signal and data processing systems.


Applied scientific research on “Automated Design System (CAD) for on-board computer networks for space vehicles for long-term autonomous operation”. Jointly developed with JSC ISS (Information Satellite Systems) Academician M.F. Reshetnev

Supported communication protocol standards:

    • SpaceWire (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C)
    • SpaceWire-RUS

Duration: three-year project (2016 — 30.12.2018)
Status: ongoing

System provides the full flow of automated design and simulation of onboard networks:

  • Component #1. A component for onboard network topology design and evaluation of its structural characteristics
  • Component #2. A component for tracking of the routes for the data transmission in a network
  • Component #3. A component for generation of the scheduling table for the STP-ISS transport protocol for the transmission of the data with Scheduled quality of service
  • Component #4. A component for multi-level simulation of the network operation

Project for complex development of transport protocol STP-ISS for the SpaceWire onboard networks.
РJointly developed with JSC ISS (Information Satellite Systems) Academician M.F. Reshetnev for the Russian space industry

Duration: two-year project (2014 — 2015)
Status: successfully finished

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Applied scientific research «Development of methods for building self-tuning distributed network structures of complexes onboard equipment of spacecraft based on SpaceWire technology and Plug-and-Play concepts». Developed in common with JSC ISS (Information Satellite Systems) Academician M.F. Reshetnev

Duration: three-year project (2014-2016)
Status: successfully finished

Software and hardware technology demonstrator of self-tuning distributed network based on SpaceWire technology and Plug-and-Play concepts.

SpaceWire-Plug-and-Play is designed to reduce development time, assembling and adjustment spacecraft, to reduce risks of mismatch and human error probability during design and assembling spacecraft, to increase quality and reliability spacecraft functioning.
The result of the applied scientific research is formulation the draft of Plug-and-Play protocols specification standard for SpaceWire networks for presentation to Russian and international organizations of space systems standardization.

Scheme of software and hardware technology demonstrator

The draft of Plug-and-Play protocols specification standard includes the following:

    • Description of basic principles of Plug-and-Play technology for SpaceWire networks
    • Description of architecture SpaceWire-Plug-and-Play network
    • Description of basic types of SpaceWire-Plug-and-Play network elements
    • Description of SpaceWire-Plug-and-Play protocol and controllable network settings
    • Description of compatibility with international standards

The software and hardware technology demonstrator was created, which includes fulfillment the following tasks:

    • Ensuring that network devices communicate with each other in accordance with the requirements of the standard ECSS-E-ST-50-12C (SpaceWire)
    • Adjustment the device system components included in the stand of self-tuning distributed networks
    • Monitor the configuration of the system components of stand of self-tuning distributed networks structure
    • Detection of new devices and states “Device is not connected” during the network operation, perform network configuration in accordance with the changes
    • Network managers synchronization with each other, if more than one network manager is present in the network
    • The “hot” replace of the failed network manager through the redistribution functions of administration and network monitoring
    • Generation the output report files in progress for further analysis

Applied scientific research “Technology and tools for developing portable software for heterogeneous multi-core embedded systems”.
Agreement on granting a subsidy from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of June 17, 2014 No. 14.575.21.0021 within the framework of the federal target program “Research and Development in Priority Areas for the Development of the Russian Science and Technology Complex for 2014-2020”

Duration: two-year project (2014-2015)
Status: successfully finished

The purpose of applied scientific research is to develop technologies for the development of high-performance software for multi-core embedded systems.

Based on the results of the project, a sample software package was developed. It includes a software component of the visual interactive environment, a software component for early evaluation, measurement and analysis of performance, and a software component for code generation. Each program component has a certificate of state registration.

The software component of the visual interactive environment The software component of early estimation and analysis

More about VIPE – technologies and tools for developing portable application software for heterogeneous multi-core embedded systems

PaPP (Portable and Predictable Performance on Heterogeneous Embedded Manycores) – ARTEMIS joint project with 15 European universities and companies.

Duration: four-year project (2012-2015)
Status: successfully finished.

In the framework of the project, high-level methods, tools for modeling and analyzing the performance of systems with multi-core and heterogeneous architecture were researched. Methodologies and tools were developed to implement all phases of the PaPP project: domain specific programming language for high-level design, tools for early verification and validation, analysis and study of design exploration space, modeling, code generation from high-level models that satisfying the performance requirements for the selected hardware platform.

For approbation following examples were used:

    • The image compression program according to CCSDS 122.0 is developed in partnership with Thales Alenia Space (Spain)
    • The program for monitoring the movement of objects by radar was developed in partnership with Tecnalia (Spain)

More examples of approbation on the website of VIPE technology
More about the PaPP project

The SpaceWire-RT project within the framework of the European 7th Framework Program, in an international consortium

Duration: three-year project (2011 — 2013)
Status: successfully finished

Within the framework of the SpaceWire-RT project, a high-speed data transfer SpaceFibre standard was developed for on-board long-term autonomous operation networks with high stability. In this project the SpaceFibre protocol was simulated on SystemC, the SDL specification was created and verified. IHPCNT team participated in the review and modification of the SpaceFibre standard specification.

More about SpaceWire-RT project

Implementation of a complex project of development of high-tech production “Creation of a technology for the design and high-tech production of hardware and software components of the information and computing environment and peripheral devices for new-generation avionics equipment (AE) complexes based on the concepts of integrated modular avionics and maintenance-free services”
under the contract of September 7, 2010 No. 13.G36.31.0003 with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the contract No. 471-2D of 12.07.2010 GUAP – NIIAO

Duration: three-year project (2010 — 2012)
Status: successfully finished

Joint project with NIIAO (Research Institute of Aviation Equipment) to develop a modern scientific basis of a complex of architectural, program-algorithmic, circuit-making, technological and design solutions that together form the basis for high-tech production of competitive airborne equipment (AE) complexes, ensuring technological independence.

During the project were created:

  1. Methods of automated design and configuration of a distributed onboard computer network (WLAN).
  2. Software for each of the methods: creation of WLAN architecture, configuration design and configuration, simulation of WLAN, administration of WLAN.
  3. Methods of designing hardware-software computing, network and peripheral components based on the technology of systems on a chip (SoC).
    Software for architectural SoC design, layout SoC design, testing of the SoC prototypes.

Description of the WLAN design process of aviation and space systems.
Description of the design process of components of airborne equipment based on SoC technology.

UniPro project for MIPI Alliance

Duration: two-year project (2009 — 2010)
Status: successfully finished

In this project the UniPro protocol was simulated on SystemC, the SDL specification was created and verified.