Functional Safety Development Kit

Safety out of the box


The SafeFlex – FSDK is a FPGA based evaluation board in cooperation with ALTERA. The SafeFlex demonstrates examples of typical applications together with documentation and process steps, which are needed to fulfill all the requirements of the IEC 61508 standard up to SIL 3 and ISO 13849 standard up to Pl e Cat. 4.

DIN EN IEC 61508

   SIL 3


DIN EN ISO 13849

Pl e Cat. 4


Leading Safety

                Design House

NewTec is a specialist in consulting and development of safety-related systems. We have placed our focus on Medical technology, Avionics, Defence and Automotive/Transportation. We design and develop customized high-tech electronics and high-quality applications and embedded software with high demands on their reliability.


We keep your SIL 3 project on track

Create your own functional safety system

With the SAFEFLEX - FSDK you can:

  • satisfy the IEC 61508 up to SIL 3
  • satisfy the ISO 13849 up to Pl e Cat 4
  • minimize your risk during the development
  • reduce your development costs
  • reduce your time to market
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NewTec System-Entwicklung und Beratung

SAFEFLEX is a platform, tool set and guideline for developing safety critical products. It assists customers so that they focus on their own competence.

With the SAFEFLEX evaluation board, you can:

  • satisfy the IEC 61508 up to SIL 3
  • satisfy the ISO 13849 up to Pl e Cat 4


SafeFlex Evaluation Board
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NewTec Know How

Our vast experience in developing safety relevant products allows us to support you in your system development process in a variety of ways.

  • Safety management
  • Safety process
  • Safety development
  • Safety verification and validation

Make use of e.g. SAFEFLEX first Semiar:                         Day 1: Introduction of functional safety                    Day 2: Developing a safety product by using SAFEFLEX

We create your tailer-made (customised) solution

NewTec is the leading design house for safety-critical
systems and provider of state-of-the-art system
engineering and consulting services. You will profit from
30 years of experience in the development of complex
and reliable software and hardware systems.

Your partner in Medical technology, Industrial, Automotive/Transportation, Avionics and Defence.

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Concept certified by TÜV Rheinland

SIL 3 and PL e Cat. 4





Realise your own safety project

There is no need

for safety!

NewTec GmbH System-Entwicklung und Beratung, Buchenweg 3, 89284 Pfaffenhofen a. d. Roth, Germany, Phone +49 7302 9611-0,


The SAFEFLEX Evaluation Board is equipped with:

  • two ALTERA Cyclone V FPGA and associated logic
  • 1oo2 architecture (according to IEC 61508: HFT = 1)
  • power supply including monitoring
  • Six safety discrete signal inputs
  • Four safety discrete signal outputs
  • supports Industrial Ethernet
  • connectors for expansion boards (Arduino shields, PMOD, …)


Concept certified by TÜV Rheinland

SIL 3 and Pl e Cat. 4

Cookbook for a safety development

25 steps to SIL design

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