Time Sensitive Networking IP Cores

Time Sensitive Networking IP-Cores

TSN IP Cores for Ethernet networks.

Fraunhofer IPMS develops Time-Sensitive Networking IP Cores for deterministic and time-synchronized data transmission in Ethernet networks. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards that were initially developed by the IEEE Ethernet AVB (Audio Video Bridging) task force. These standards enable the transport of time-sensitive data streams through standard Ethernet. Time-critical data streams can thus be transported through an Ethernet TSN network with guaranteed latency without the need for real-time field bus systems or special hardware. The Time Sensitive Networking IP Core Designs developed by Fraunhofer IPMS eases the integration of TSN into devices used in such networks. The IP cores are silicon-proven for ASIC technologies up to 22nm or can be integrated into FPGA designs.

Key features

  • Time synchronization (IEEE 802.1 AS, 802.1AS-rev)
  • Traffic shaping (IEEE 802.1 Qav and Qbv)
  • Frame Preemption (IEEE 802.3br and IEEE 802.1Qbu)
  • Ethernet-MAC communication (IEEE 802.3)

Available Time Sensitive Networking Cores

  • TSN-EP - TSN Endpoint Core for endpoint devices
  • TSN-SE - TSN Switched Endpoint Core for switched endpoint devices (2-port)
  • TSN-SW - TSN Multiport Switch Core - for multiport switches