With the increasing automation of vehicles and the expansion of industrial digitalisation, the demand for convergent networks and time-precise communication is growing. Time-sensitive networks (TSN) form the technical basis for future-proof solutions.
As experts for time-sensitive network solutions and specialists in E/E automotive development, TSN Systems supplies high-precision measurement and analysis technology: TSN Box, TSN Tools, TSN Switch, TSN Media Converter.
TSN Box is the hardware interface to the network and can be configured as TAP, Talker/Listener or Switch. The platform-independent TSN Tools software provides you with high-level analysis and visualization to keep track of things at all times.
Hardware and software are scalable and can be used in many different scenarios.
In addition TSN Switch and TSN Media Converter offer solutions in the laboratory for Automotive Ethernet, gPTP and AVB.
Understanding deviations, realising plans, getting a complete picture
TSN tools are a platform-independent software environment that is especially designed to capture complex measurements and analyse tasks at a glance, therefore offering the possibility to map and precisely implement well-founded options for action.
The basic features of TSN Tools are:
Stream detection: Logical recognition of coherent packets and their visualisation
PTP Analysis: in-depth analysis of the PTP status per link and network-wide
Multimodal payload analysis:
Audio/Video Content (AVB)
AVB Audio Suite (PCM, wave export, presentation time budget, 1722/1733 analysis)
TSN content (CAN tunnel, general control signals, IEEE1722a etc.)
Correlation between Ethernet and CAN bus
Rest Net Simulation (AVB/TSN Talker/Listener)
SOME/IP Entity, Controller
Hardware Interface for Automotive and Industry TSN Test & Measurement Applications
The TSN Box 3.0 is designed for application fields in automotive development - especially in the context of autonomous driving - as well as in planning and the analysis of modern field bus systems in industrial automation based on OPC-UA/TSN.
The TSN-Box functions as network interface / gateway and media converter for time-sensitive automotive Ethernet and industrial TSN. The TSN-Box prepares the data and communicates with TSN tools. The FPGA-based hardware supports different modes such as TAP, data logger and AVB Talker / Listener.
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Time Sensitive Signal Generation and Analysis
The TSN-Box functions as network interface / gateway and media converter for time-sensitive Automotive Ethernet and Industrial TSN. The TSN-Box prepares the data and communicates with TSN tools The FPGA-based hardware supports different modes like TAP, data logger and AVB Talker / Listener.
Time sensitive signal generation
gPTP/IEEE 802.1 AS 2011/2020
|Dimensions||210 mm x 150 mm x 74 mm|
|Maximum envelope with connectors||210 mm x 187 mm x 74 mm|
|External power supply||8-15 VDC|
|Temperature range||0 - 70 °C (-40 - 70 °C possible)|
|Interfaces & Connectors|
|USB Serial Terminal||1|
|Front Panel Reset||1|
|GPIO & Sync|
|Isolated Outputs (open-collector)||2|
|Output Power (12V non-isolated)||1|
|High-speed GPI (SMA, 50Ω load impedance)||2||up to 8 ns precision|
|High-speed GPO (SMA, 50Ω source impedance)||2||up to 8 ns precision|
|BNC SYNC Module||2||1 x PPS in/1 x PPS out or SYNC in/out|
|12x Audio Ports (6 x stereo connectors)||48 kHz, 24 Bit, line level|
|A2B & Digital Audio (SPDIF)||2||each|
|Dual 1Gb/s Modules||2||Configured as either|
|2 x 1000BASE-T & 2 x 1000Base-T1 or|
|4 x 1000BASE-T|
|Quad 100Mb/s Module||1||Configured as|
|4 x 100BASE-T1|
|CAN Module||1||optional CAN-FD|
|VA6000 TAP Mode||2|
The TSN Box works as a network interface for time-sensitive automotive Ethernet networks. The box prepares the data and communicates with the TSN tools. The FPGA-based hardware supports different modes:
|AVB/TSN Talker Listener AVB/TSN Stream generation:|
|Rest Net Simulation (AVB/TSN) Simulation of AVB/TSN ECUs|
|Multi Point PTP Analysis|
|High Speed Logging|
TSN-capable Automotive Ethernet Switch
The TSN Automotive Switch Q50 offers extensive features that save valuable time in dynamic laboratory setups. Above all, a secure and stable gPTP implementation according to the automotive standard is an essential prerequisite for achieving stable results in a time-sensitive environment. The switch supports the PTP master and slave mode and is adjustable via port.
The high-precision pulse-per-second (PPS) output provides nanosecond accurate monitoring of the time base. This allows even demanding synchronisation scenarios to be assessed. Administration and parameterisation can be carried out in a user-friendly manner via a web-based GUI and an API.
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Automotive Ethernet Physical Layer Converter with Auto-Negotiation Algorithm
The Media Converter M10 allows to convert the Automotive Ethernet Physical-Layer 100- and 1000BASE-T1 to standard Ethernet. The device has a special autonegotiation algorithm that allows the dynamic recognition of PHY master-slave configurations. This makes the tool a reliable partner in everyday laboratory work at all times, providing time-saving solutions.
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