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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…

Taking part in the IIC TSN Testbed (Stuttgart, June 2021)

Last month SoCe TSN Team was again taking part in the IIC TSN Testbed in Stuttgart, Germany. Due to the pandemic situation, it was hold online. Nowadays, due to the multiple features involved in TSN, it is necessary accelerating the technical tests among technology providers to validate the releases provided to the end-customers. In the same way, these events help to move forward in the definition in common network configuration schemes. This Testbed is envisioned to be useful in a…

Why TSN in the Railway sector?

The Railway sector has evolved from serial Train Communication Networks to Ethernet-based solutions. But the lack of real-time traffic communication and functions isolation capabilities of traditional Ethernet has limited the adoption of standardized Ethernet based solutions. There is where Time-Sensitive Networking takes place. Time-Sensitive Networking has been identified as the next generation Data Link layer for railway communications by the railway manufactures and operators. In the following link can be read the whitepaper written by Dr Armando Astarloa, Professor at…

SoC-e, one of Open Cosmos’ partners for high data rate systems in its small satellites

Open Cosmos trusted SoCe for the provision of SpaceWire IP core that is powering its high data rate interfaces within the family of high performance satellites. This technology enables on board processing to deliver to Open Cosmos customers higher value information from a diverse range of sensors, faster, cheaper and more accessible than existing solutions. By incorporating this type of technology on board its satellites, Open Cosmos seeks to move towards a space that is open and accessible to all…

SoC-e joins CLPA (CC-Link Partners Association)

SoCe and Relyum have recently joined the CLPA (CC-Link Partner Association) in order to validate our TSN related solutions with the latest CC-LinkIE TSN specifications! “CC-LinkIE TSN is the first open industrial Ethernet to combine gigabit bandwidth with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). This will provide the foundation of the converged network architecture necessary to address the challenges of Industry 4.0.” Use Cases One of the most common use case for this kind of technology woul be smart factories, integrating IT system information…

Relyum presents the most complete and flexible setup for implementing TSN

Time-Sensitive Networking is called to become network core technology in critical systems. Everybody already knows its benefits in terms of high-bandwidth and interoperability, as it’s based on Ethernet, and accepts that it’s the best candidate for combining critical and non-critical traffic in a single network. This leads to important savings in terms of wiring, without compromising the latency and jitter in the transmission of real-time traffic. Relyum, SoCe‘s brand, has recently published a post where it explains their comprehensive testbed…

Talking about our System-on-Modules (SoM) solutions

Today we will be showing our different SoMs (System on Modules) that we offer here at SoCe. Our SoMs are a pluggable System-on-Module (SoM) designed to enable easy integration of Industrial Ethernet Networks in equipment for Electric, Transportation, and Industrial Automation sectors. This powerful module allows the implementation of custom switches or speeding-up end-equipment development with powerful networking capabilities, by using SoCe IP Cores (even combined with user logic). Network frame processing can be performed by hardware using specific IP…

Taking advantage of highly configurable capabilities of SoC-e IP Cores

In this new post, we will explain the degree of configuration that our IP Cores catalogue offers. Our IP Cores are designed to be easily integrated in any FPGA design by taking advantage of the Xilinx Vivado Graphical User Interface (GUI), that allows to use the IP Cores in a graphical user interface and configure IP parameters in an easy way. At SoC–e we have a wide experience programming these HDL generics in order to have this degree of configuration.…

Reducing frame latency thanks to Cut-through approach in our MES IP Core

In this new post, how Fast Frame Forwarding (Cut-through) works in our Ethernet switch, will be explained. Our Ethernet Switch, MES IP Core, provides Fast Frame Forwarding also called Cut-through forwarding. This frame forwarding mechanism diff ers from store and forward approach. Cut-Through Mode allows for the reduction of frame latency through the switch by forwarding frames directly to the egress port without first waiting for receipt of the entire frame and jumping the standard switching path as it is depicted…