Artesyn Embedded Technologies

ControlSafe® Platforms

Artesyn’s ControlSafe® products are a family of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), fail-safe platforms primarily designed for train control and rail signaling. Based on open standards, the ControlSafe platforms provide a cost-effective solution that enables application developers and system integrators to substantially accelerate time-to-market without being deterred by the potentially high costs and risks associated with the stringent SIL4 system development and certification process.

In the expanding portfolio, the ControlSafe Platform, Expansion Box Platform and Carborne Platform have all been certified to SIL4 by TÜV SÜD, one of the most trusted certification bodies worldwide. While the first two platforms aim at wayside or large station/interchange applications, the Carborne Platform targets onboard or carborne applications. As a derivative of the Carborne Platform but with a much smaller footprint, the ControlSafe Compact Carborne Platform enables integrators to effectively address challenging implementations with limited installation space.

A shared safety architecture makes it easy to transfer applications between the ControlSafe platforms and deploy as a “common platform”. The innovative data lock-step architecture and hardware-based voting mechanism supports high performance modern processors, and is modular, scalable and designed to seamlessly accommodate additional I/O interfaces as well as new processor architectures that will be required throughout the product life cycle.
The ControlSafe platforms are designed to offer COTS SIL4 systems that bring to customers all the benefits of outsourcing application-ready and platform-level technology – accelerated time-to-market, significant savings in R&D and certification costs, and the ability to focus their R&D on differentiating from their competitors. Thanks to adopting the ControlSafe platforms, two of Artesyn’s customers have been able to certify their end user solutions in less than two years and save millions of dollars during the development process.

Artesyn is committed to building long-term partnerships with our customers, based on proven and reliable systems with consistent performance. The ControlSafe platforms provide rail industry customers with unmatched, highly reliable safety systems with 15 years of planned product life and 25 years of extended support and service.


  • Highly integrated SIL4 COTS platforms compliant with EN 5012x
  • Designed to deliver platform hardware availability of six nines (99.9999%)
  • Modular, scalable and suitable for both new deployments and update projects
  • Innovative data lock-step architecture allows seamless technology upgrades
  • Hardware-based voting mechanism maximizes application software transparency
  • 15 years planned product life and 25 years of extended support and service available
  • Backed by a global service organization
  • Rugged design compliant with IEC 61373 and EN 50155
  • Common platform to enable various wayside and carborne applications

Fail-safe and fault-tolerant operation, train control, rail signaling, industrial control and automation


Contact Information

Artesyn Embedded Technologies

2900 South Diablo Way.
Suite 190
Tempe, AZ, 85282

tele: +1 888 412 7832
toll-free: +1 602 438 5720

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