SoC-e Multiport TSN solutions

Multiport TSN development kits and IP Cores

Manufacturer: RELYUM by SoC-e
SoC-e Multiport TSN solutions
Introduction

Time-Sensitive-Networking (TSN) delivers real-time Ethernet capabilities including guaranteed bandwidth and deterministic latency.  

TSN is the name of the IEEE 802.1 Task Group responsible for standards at the Data Link Layer.  This governs the specifications for time-synchronisation and ultra-low-latency streaming services through IEEE 802 networks.

These Multiport TSN (MTSN) solutions allow Real-Time traffic and Best-Effort traffic to co-exist in a single Ethernet Network. 

Recab UK are working with SoC-e because they are world-leaders in FPGA based Ethernet solutions and offer the most comprehensive TSN features and functions support, through their FPGA based approach.  Many organisations, using older deterministic protocols today, such as MIL-1553B, CAN, HDLC and IRIG-B are looking towards TSN for future deployments.  There is also significant momentum behind safety-critical (SIL) implementations of TSN, which SoC-e are working in through their research and development teams.

These multiport TSN (MTSN) development kits are aimed at experienced networking engineers who are interested in testing, researching, implementing and deploying multiport TSN solutions in their applications.  The kits are intended for use in a lab or development office setting.  We will be happy to discuss ways to use the equipment in other environments.

The SoC-e MTSN IP Cores offer a deployable, long-life and highly configurable software solution that takes the theory developed in the lab on these MTSN kits out into the field.  SoC-e MTSNSwitch IP cores are supported on XIlinx 7-Series (Zynq recommended), Ultrascale and Ultrascale+ Zynq MPSoC FPGA devices.

SOCE-3506, MTSN 4-port kit

This kit can be ordered from Recab UK to provide a turnkey test and development platform for customers looking to introduce full-featured TSN into their equipment.  It is based on the SoC-e MTSNswitch IP and each 4-port kit includes

 

2x SMARTmpsoc boards, pre-loaded with SoC-e TSN evaluation IP core code

1x SMARTzynq board, pre-loaded with SoC-e Traffic Generator tool code

3x Power Supplies

8x Tri-Speed Ethernet SFP (copper)

2x USB cables

Recorder with TAP

The MTSN 4-port or 12-port kits can be used with the RELY-TSN-REC traffic scope and recorder device, with TAP

Cables

Network cables to join the boards are not included, if you would like them supplied with the kit, please contact us and we will arrange this with you, we will need to know your set-up plans so we can determine what length of cables is needed

SOCE-3528, MTSN 12-port kit

SoC-e MTSNswitchIP can be evaluated using this 12-port MTSN kit or the more basic 4-port MTSN kit.  This 12-port MTSN kit includes two Xilinx ZCU102 carrier boards, 2x SoC-e multiport FMC cards and a Traffic Generator board.

 

The Kit includes a reference design and software that allows evaluating SoC-e TSN technology and develop custom TSN implementations by the user. The evaluation software includes a demonstration based on video streams focused on experimenting the following TSN features:

  • Synchronization Layer
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Traffic Scheduling
  • Redundancy at Stream Level

 

In addition to the demonstration software included in the 12-port MTSN kit, a GUI Configuration tool is embedded in both boards.  Thanks to this GUI, the user can easily modify all the parameters related to the switching and TSN operation. Therefore, both subsystems are fully operational TSN switches that can, alternatively, be used as stand-alone devices in the network.

Support for the standardized TSN configuration mechanisms widely used (IEEE 802.1Qcc, NETCONF/YANG) is included within the system. This means that these devices can be automatically configured, statically or dynamically, by the CNC agents supporting the standards.

The specific TSN protocols supported by current version of SoC-e MTSN Switch IP are summarized at MTSN Switch IP Web site.

 

Following block diagram details the internal design within the Reconfigurable MPSoCs included in each carrier:

 

This kit can be ordered from Recab UK to provide a turnkey test and development platform for customers looking to introduce full-featured TSN into their equipment.  It is based on the SoC-e MTSNswitch IP and each 12-port kit includes

 

1x Traffic Generator board

1x Traffic Generator power supply

1x Traffic Generator USB cable

2x SoC-e 100M/1GbE Multiport FMC boards

2x Tri-speed Ethernet Copper SFPs

2x ZCU102 boards pre-loaded with 12+1 Port TSN Evaluation Design

2x ZCU102 power supplies

Additional ZCU102 cables

GUI Configuration software (TSN and other switching features)

User Guide

Video-stream based demonstration software, pre-installed

 

Recorder with TAP

The MTSN 4-port or 12-port kits can be used with the RELY-TSN-REC traffic scope and recorder device, with TAP

Cables

Network cables to join the boards are not included, if you would like them supplied with the kit, please contact us and we will arrange this with you, we will need to know your set-up plans so we can determine what length of cables is needed

 

Ordering Details

Order items and optional extras

SOCE-3506  MTSN 4-port kit MPSOC version, with traffic generator board and demo software

SOCE-3528  MTSN 12-port kit with traffic generator board, 2* ZCU102 boards and demo software

SOCE-3525  RELY-TSN-REC, networking TSN recorder with TAP, no SFP or cables included

SOCE-SFP  Copper SFP for TSN-REC, 3 needed to connect boards and recorder device

MTSNswitch IP  SoC-e MTSNSwitch IP Cores for deployment on FPGA based hardware - contact us for information, pricing and options

Cables  Contact us to discuss your test set-up plans and we can recommend cables

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