TIME SENSITIVE NETWORKING: An Introduction to TSN
Explore CAST IP here Ethernet has been equally established as a dependable wired solution in both computer and automation networks. The open standard allows terminals to be quickly and simply connected as well as easily scaled to exchange data with relatively inexpensive hardware. Ethernet was, however, not originally designed to meet the requirements posed by automation technology, particularly in regard to guaranteed and real-time communication. Therefore, various bus systems in automation have evolved using Ethernet on a physical level while implementing proprietary real-time protocols on top. These systems often lead to the exclusive use of the network infrastructure as well as vendor dependencies. Such networks handling time-critical data traffic are today separated from networks directing less-critical data traffic in order to eliminate reciprocal negative interference. In the future, Industry 4.0 applications will require increasingly more consistent Ethernet networks. Such networks can only be produced at great cost with the traditional structure. Time-Sensitive networking (TSN) provides a solution aiming to change these current conditions.
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