Flexibilis Redundant Card (FRC)

HSR/PRP PCIe Network Interface Card

Flexibilis Redundant Card (FRC) is a PCIe Network Interface Card that offers a ready to use
implementation of the High-availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) and Parallel Redundancy
Protocol (PRP) Ethernet standards. FRC provides seamless redundant communication and
clock synchronization for critical traffic, in addition to regular Ethernet network interface card

Flexibilis Redundant Card (FRC)

Key Benefits

  • Provides seamless redundant communication for critical traffic
  • Open, interoperable solution supporting HSR, PRP and IEEE 1588 PTP standards
  • Integrates features of Flexibilis Redundant Switch (FRS) in a ready to use PCIe form factor
  • Highly accurate clock synchronization using Precision Time Protocol (IEEE1588-2008)
Redundant Communication

FRC provides seamless zero loss Ethernet communication via the High-availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) standard (IEC 62439-3 Clause 5) and the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) standard (IEC 62439-3 Clause 4). Redundancy is implemented on Ethernet layer. The standards ensure high levels of reliability and availability on the network.

Time Synchronization

FRC implements clock synchronization via the IEC 61850-9-3 Precision Time Protocol profile for Power Utility Automation. It provides sub-microsecond synchronization accuracy over multiple hops.

High Performance

FRC offers 1Gb full-speed non-blocking switching performance and is based on the industry proven Flexibilis Redundant Switch (FRS) IP core. FRS is widely used in substation automation and power grid installations all over the world.

Ease of Use

FRC can be used to quickly bring redundant communication to existing infrastructure. It can be used as a regular Ethernet PCIe network interface card as well as for HSR/PRP and PTP functionality. FRC can be managed either via Graphical User Interface (GUI) or the NETCONF configuration and management protocol.

Form factor PCIe network card, half-size, low profile
Standard and low-profile front brackets
Interfaces 4 RJ45 ports ; 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Host Interface PCIe Gen 1 x4
LEDs for Link, Speed, activity
Redundancy Seamless zero-loss redundant Ethernet communication according to IEC 62439-3 Edition 3.0
Ethernet switching Managed Ethernet Switch 10/100/1000 Gbp/s full-duplex, non-blocking, wirespeed
Time synchronization Precision Time Protocol PTP (IEEE1588-2008) and Precision Time Protocol profile for power utility automation (IEC 61850-9-3, IEC 62439-3 Edition 3.0)
Configuration Configuration via Graphical User Interface (GUI) or NETCONF
Dimensions 107 mm x 175 mm (H × L), half size, low profile
Power 12 V DC, <10W, ATX12V-P4 connector
EMC EN55022 class B
Certifications CE
Altitude Up to 3,000m
Shock, according to EN 60068-2-27 15 G 11ms duration (half sine)
Vibration, according to EN 60068-2-6 10-150 Hz: 1G/3 axis
Cooling Fanless
Operating temperature 0°C to 65°C ambient (reference system/Starter Kit)
Designed to meet -40°C to 85°C ambient, host airflow dependent
Humidity, according to IEC 60068-2-78 93% at 40°C, non-condensing
MTBF > 500,000h, Telecordia 40°C GB
Product number 13205