Test kit for real-time networks in automotive and industrial areas

September 16, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Time sensitive networks (TSN) technology expert Innovasic, Inc has introduced an evaluation kit that enables electronics designers to fathom out the features of the emerging IEEE 802.1 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards.

Based on the Innovasic fido5000 REM switch technology, the kit is pre-installed with the most mature TSN features starting with 802.1AS and 802.1Qbv.  As TSN standards evolve, new features will be made available as free downloads through Innovasic’s Developer Portal.  The TSN standards that will be supported by future updates to the kit are:

  • 802.1AS, AS-REV – Time Synchronization
  • 802.1Qbv – Scheduled Traffic (updates)
  • 802.1Qci – Ingress Policing
  • 802.1CB – Seamless Redundancy
  • 802.1Qcc – Centralized Configuration
  • 802.1bu – Pre-emption

Evaluation of TSN is simplified by using the kit as a TSN gateway.  Ethernet enabled devices can be plugged into the kit’s standard Ethernet port and the other two ports are plugged into a TSN network.  The TSN gateway is then configured to send and receive TSN streams over the TSN network based messages to and from the standard Ethernet device.  In this way, a standard Ethernet device can talk to any other TSN-enabled device on a TSN network.

The kit will be available at the 2016 IEEE Standards Association Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day in Paris, France September 20 th and 21 st and at the 2016 Congress Industrial Ethernet TSN in Stuttgart, Germany September 27 th.

Additional information www.deterministicethernet.com