• - Taking Advantage From Reconfigurable Technology -

Category: News

SPS 2021: in-person exhibitions are back again!

Bringing Automation to Life As we will be joining the SPS this year, don’t be afraid to ask us any questions you may have about our products! see you from November 23rd to 25th in Nuremberg. SPS covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a fully digitalized industrial world. Find answers to your current needs as well as solutions for the challenges…

10G Multiport TSN Switch Release

We are so proud to announce a new product that will join to our already extensive portfolio of networking IP Cores. The new member of this family is the… 10G MTSN Switch IP Core! While SoCe is already leading the Time Sensitive Networking offering with the 1G MTSN Switch IP Core, we are very aware that the quick adoption of Ethernet based communications into multiple systems and markets that demand very high bandwidth capabilities has created a demand for higher speeds.…

Why Automotive sector is evolving to Time Sensitive Networking?

Critical applications like Automotive, are evolving to technologies like Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). First, let’s explain today’s car architecture, which is called “Domain Controllers and a Central Gateway”, normally known as Domain model. Right now, in automotive there is an Ethernet tendency called: “Fully Ethernet Based Vehicle Infrastructure”. Tendencies are to introduce more actuators, sensors and high-processing capabilities systems, totally interconnected between each other. So from that starting point, there is a need for a new automotive infrastructure. Okay, so…

IEEE 802.1AS of an Integrated Wired-Wireless TSN Architecture

This new paper “IEEE 802.1AS Clock Synchronization Performance Evaluation of an Integrated Wired-Wireless TSN Architecture” was published a few days ago in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Journal! This paper provides the first steps towards Wireless TSN concepts, mainly around the clock synchronization mechanisms, and its propagation between wired and wireless networks. It is the result of intense collaborative work between IKERLAN and SoC-e System-on-Chip engineering, S.L. Here is the paper! If you are not registered at the IEEE,…

Join SoC-e at the TSN/A Conference

TSN/A conference is just a few weeks away! As you may already know, SoCe has been participating in the event for years. Time Sensitive Networking has been a natural evolution of our products, since the company was created to provide Ethernet and synchronization solutions. That’s where TSN comes into the game, as it offers real-time Ethernet. Are you interested in participating in the TSN/A? If so, let us know so we can offer you a discount for the registration with…

New product Release: RELY-TRAF-GEN

  Evaluating the performance of high-speed networks is a critical task due to the lack of reliable tools to generate traffic workloads at high rates. The current open-source software tools are not suitable to deal with high-speed networks like Ethernet based, as they present poor performance in terms of generated frames per second and scarce timing/rate accuracy in traffic generation. These issues are due to the intrinsic limitations of the PC architecture, for which these tools are designed. Being aware…

Vulnerabilities in Smart Grids and how to apply countermeasures with Time Sensitive Networking

Propietary infraestructures and protocols have been replaced by the IEC 61850 approach. Furthermore, the latest networking solutions merge operational technologies (OTs) and information technology (IT) traffics in the same media, such as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standard. However, TSN lacks of security against new cyberattacks in order to protect real-time critical messages. In this survey, carried out by researchers from the EHU University, they explain how the digitalization proccess has tranformed the communication infraestucture  within the electrical grid and how we…

SoC-e joins Global Smartgrids Innovation Hub initiative powered by Iberdrola

Iberdrola has announced different cooperation agreements with many companies and universities in order to develop innovative projects in the Global Smartgrids Innovation Hub. The Global Smartgrids Innovation Hub is already in operation and, in the future, it will be located in the facilities that the energy company has in Larraskitu. In it, Iberdrola carries out state-of-the-art initiatives related to the digitization of electricity grids, the integration of renewables and the deployment of electric vehicles, among others. Among the firms that…

Joining the TSN/A Conference 2021

We recently joined the TSN/A Conference 2021 as a partner! This year the conference will be held online on September 29. Time Sensitive Networking – TSN – standard Ethernet is extended to deliver great time synchronization and worst-case latency for applications that require robust, deterministic connectivity. TSN enabled products for industrial automation are now on the way. TSN – together with 5G and OPC UA – has broad impact especially in application areas like Industrial, Automotive and Railway. The TSN/A…

A Multi-SoC Architecture for Next-Generation Cyber-Physical Systems

Recently, researchers from the University of Catania, have presented SPHERE, a project aimed at the realization of an integrated framework to abstract the hardware complexity of interconnected, modern system-on-chips (SoC). The architecture shown in the image is for the case of two SoCs, which communicate by means of a Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)-enabled IEEE 802.1Q switch deployed on the FPGA fabric of each SoC. To implement TSN protocols on a programmable SoC, they have chosen our Multiport–TSN Switch (MTSN) IP, an…