The TSN Evaluation Kit is configured to provide TSN Gateway functionality in order to quickly assess TSN features and capabilities and better understand how TSN works. From there, it is possible to utilize fido5000 Real-time Ethernet Multi-protocol (REM) Switch chip to provide a TSN solution in your product’s application. The figure below shows how the TSN Kit architecture relates to a “partitioned” communication architecture and to an “integrated” communications architecture.
Using the TSN gateway functionality allows a non-TSN device to participate in a TSN network without implementing TSN-specific features natively. The TSN gateway has built-in features from the following IEEE specifications:
- 802.1AS, AS-REV – Time Synchronization
- 802.1Qbv – Scheduled Traffic
- 802.1Qci – Ingress Policing
- 802.1CB – Seamless Redundancy
- 802.1Qcc – Stream Reservation Protocol
- 802.1Qbu / 802.3br – Preemption
The TSN gateway comes pre-installed with software that supports 802.1AS, 802.1Qbv, 802.1Qcc, and stream translation. Software updates will be provided to add TSN features and correct any interoperability issues. 802.1Qcc is currently implemented using a webserver, but will ultimately be implemented so the gateway can be configured by a Central Network Controller (CNC).
Network Interface Evaluation Kit Contents:
- 2-port TSN Ethernet Module
- Standard Ethernet Module
- Baseboard with Power Supply
- RJ-45 Ethernet Cable