About Safe Connect Systems

Increased and continuous demand for more productivity in factories and in vehicles requires improvements in network performances and connectivity. Existing specific solutions that have been developed over the past decade do not successfully answer today's explosion of needs.  

 

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EtherFly®, a disruptive technology for key industrial connectivity issues

Created in 2016, Safe Connect Systems provides all Industries with EtherFly®, a powerful and disruptive network technology that enlarges Ethernet capabilities in terms of speed, safety and security in order to answer efficiently to the needs of high demanding distributed real time applications whether in vehicles or in factories. Wherever EtherFly is implemented, either in vehicles or in industrial plants, the technology provides the following combined key benefits:

  • It significantly increases the Productivity through an undisputed level of performance

    • Low latency = 50 µs; 
    • Accuracy of synchronization = 9ns at 1Gbps, 50 ns at 100Mbps; 
    • Throughput of data processing up to 10 Gbps+; 
    • 100% hardware design allows handling High Volumes of data;
    • EtherFly technology provides strong effective bandwidth performance (superior to 70%). 

  • Through its flexible topology, it allows use of the most suitable network architecture in any situation.
  • It allows safer design of critical systems thanks to its advanced concepts and its modularity.

    • It provides a undisputed level of network availability of 10-9; 
    • EtherFly has been designed to comply with the most constraining certification level so that DAL A (aeronautics), SIL4 (Railways), … can be achieved.

  • It will make the certification process more reliable, shorter and less expensive due to its capacity to prove and assess the level of safety before its installation.
  • It also reduces design time and makes the reuse of the technology easier due to its modular design approach.
  • EtherFly is interoperable

    • Can comply with various Ethernet communication standards: Ethernet (TCP/UDP-IP), PTP, ARINC 664P7 (AFDX), …
    • Can communicate with others networks as well as CAN, MVB, …
    • Can handle any type of Input and output (analogic, discrete, pwm ,  …)

  • The pure Hardware designed (without any software) EtherFly technology is a key native architectural asset to fight these external aggressions of malicious entities.
  • Optimized Footprint increases possibilities to be on boarded in a very large number of chips that open the spectrum of uses by its customers. Some examples of FPGAs that can be used with EtherFly® are:

    • Industrial: Cyclone, Arria, Stratix, …
    • Microsemi for Embedded: Igloo2, RTG4, PolarFire, … 
    • Industrial use: Spartan, Virtex, Kintex, 

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I am delighted to run this adventure in the middle of so many talented people as clients, partners, fellows and staff. We are convinced that EtherFly is an outstanding asset to overcome exciting challenges of the next future of Ethernet in vehicles and in factories. We strongly believe that EtherFly can become an important corner stone for much more efficient architectures leading to important improvements of safety and efficiency.

JEAN-PIERRE CARSALADE

CEO SAFE CONNECT SYSTEMS