Technology Benefits

CetraC is faster than existing embedded communications

Using CetraC technology, your processors can dedicate network management to a dedicated FPGA, and focus on what it’s been designed for : manage your data.

CetraC technology is really fast : it allows rates of 10Gbs on optical fiber on mid-range to high-end FPGA technology – let enough room to go further, with low Latency : 2µs for 64 bytes

CetraC technology is a fully hardware solution. That means that you benefit from dedicated resources on the data path – no bottleneck due to software

Using the hardware encryption and hardware data aggregation capabilities, you save bandwidth on your overall design, that can be dedicated to other tasks and data transfers.

Our technology transmits and computes faster for more high demanding applications. CetraC matches various needs, driven by Video, Radar, Lidar, Monitoring, Cyber. Moreover, it can achieve 4TBytes per day in autonomous vehicles

By using CetraC, you benefit from improved result accuracy by increasing process frequencies.

CetraC supports a large set of protocols and interfaces

CetraC handles the main EE protocols and interfaces, enabling real-time encryption, translation and aggregation.

CetraC uses a highly modular architecture, with a large library of modules that you can load upon demand. A new interface or protocol can be added in a very short time

CetraC supports AFDX, Ethernet, TSN, PTP, CAN bus, MIL-Bus-1553, IEEE 1588, ARINC 664 part 7, ARINC 429, LIN, PCI, PCI Express, Flexray, Fibre Channel, Discrete, RL-DRAM, DDR4, ARM Buses…

CetraC has a flexible and scalable network architecture, that allows for cost reduction, as you reduce the number of cables you do not need additional wiring or new boxes.

Last but not least, CetraC enables smooth retrofit by handling legacy and next protocol evolutions.

CetraC is cyber-secure by design

CetraC achieves a high level of cybersecurity by design, as its behavior cannot be modified from remote locations.

As it is based on an automat, the CetraC technology is immune to virus or malicious software and so can not be remotely altered. There is no Software handling data streams, and memory buffers and hardware resources are segregated and dedicated to dedicated data streams.

CetraC hardware encryption is based on AES-256, but it can also adapted to implement custom algorithms to encrypt your data on the fly. CetraC node configuration is protected as well with AES-256, IPSec technics.

CetraC strictly adds a new protection mechanism in your cybersecurity strategy, and can replace existing hardware seamless.

Overall, using CetraC, you reduce the risk of revenue loss, by protecting your data on your network from being modified or stolen.

Using CetraC, move to “light design”

Using Cetrac, you save weight by designing products that are lighter, smaller, and have less power consumption.

CetraC enables smaller, lighter hardware items and reduces the number of cables. It is able to encapsulate, translate, aggregate payloads from different sources to only one.

CetraC uses FPGA device, and there is no CPU nor other electronic components needed to run software. CetraC handles all needed protocols and interfaces in only one electronic device improving the IO density.

Using CetraC protocol translation, data aggregation functionality, you reduce the weight and cost of copper and connectors. Using less electronics means that you require smaller hardware items and reduced power supply and benefit from an increased autonomy.

CetraC reduces the load on the CPU

Why ask your CPU to achieve tasks they have not been designed and engineered to ?

With CetraC, all protocol management is done by hardware, and not by software. The data aggregation feature reduces CPU interruption handling. CetraC enables cheaper &and smaller CPU for the same application. You don not need to use multicore complex processors, and can reduce the certification risks.

Overall, CetraC offers more CPU power to your legacy processor boards.

CetraC is safe by design

CetraC is compliant with aerospace standard (DO-254/ED-80) and system safety objectives. It uses only HDL code compliant to DO-254 standard at DAL-A level, no software, no DO-178c.

CetraC provides link redundancy, health monitoring and payload protection mechanism: CRC, ECC, AES-256. This also contributes to cost reduction, schedule and risk of aerospace certification, and increase the reliability of the global and final solution.