Etherfly Key benefits

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
  • Today, in some sectors just one system failure can lead to very important losses in terms of money and image and can sometimes even threaten the survival of big companies
  • EtherFly has been designed to comply with the most constraining certification level so that A (aeronautics), SIL4 (Railways), … can be achieved. One key reason is that the data flows are segregated so that no collision can occur between any communication flow that is created
  • 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 

 

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It also reduces design time and makes the reuse of the technology easier due to its modular design approach. It is an open technology that secures customers because it's not dependent on any particular provider.

EtherFly is interoperable

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

Getting systems to communicate creates a need to strengthen the security of these systems to prevent control taken over by malicious entities. The pure Hardware designed (without any software) EtherFly technology brings a key native architectural asset to fight these external aggressions. 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, …