In the last week, from 3rd of March to 5th of March, the SIAF Guangzhou was hold in China. This event took place in a trade fair hall, which was themed “Sensors and Machine Vision Technology, Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Logistics”.
With 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 has broad impact especially in application areas like Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace. In the SIAF Guangzhou, Hongke highlighted the standard’s technological aspects as well as Application-specific topics relevant in the various markets/industries.
Those Application-specific topics presented by Hongke were Aerospace, Railway and Automotive. Different customer use-cases with SoC-e’s TSN solutions were shown!
In the last picture can be apprecitated two of our solutions regarding TSN technology: MTSN Kit and 12x Port MTSN Kit.
MTSN IP Core
MTSN Switch IP core is a flexible HDL code ready to generate TSN end-point or bridge implementations. It can be implemented optimally depending on the application. It can be configured to generate from a simple 2-ports TSN adaptor to a complex multiport switch. The designer can select, among other parameters, the number of ports and memory distribution for the switch implemented in the FPGA section.
The specific TSN protocols supported by current version of SoC-e MTSN Switch IP are summarized at MTSN Switch IP Web site.
In order to test our MTSN IP Core, we had developed two kits that will be presented in the following section.
SoC-e MTSN Kits
MTSN Kit: This kit has been designed not only to test the MTSN Switch IP, but to support an advanced hands-on TSN as well. It is composed by two boards ready to run a TSN Network setup. This Kit mainly includes:
12x Port MTSN Kit: The Kit includes a reference design and software that allows evaluating SoC-e TSN technology and develop custom TSN implementations by the user. This Kit mainly includes:
- 2x SoC-e 100M/1GbE Multiport FMC boards.
- 2x ZCU102 boards pre-loaded with 12+1 Port TSN Evaluation Design.
- 1x Traffic Generator board.
In the next picture can be seen the demo included in the MTSN Kit which is divided into several tests in order to analyze the effects of enabling and disabling TSN features (synchronization, shapers, etc.). The parameters of the switch for each configuration are visible and editable through a regular Web Browser.
System-on-Chip engineering S.L. (SoC-e) is a worldwide leading supplier of time-aware Ethernet networking solutions. SoC-e is pioneer in developing a portfolio of IP cores and rugged platforms that implement these technologies for critical systems.