For industrial applications such as process and machine control to run smoothly, there is a need to ensure that there is low communication latency and minimal jitter in order to meet closed loop control requirements.
Customers are mainly production and manufacturing engineering companies whose manufacturing processes involve a lot of machinery. In addition, a number of industrial suppliers are now working to support TSN functionality in their operations.
Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of new capabilities being added to the IEEE Ethernet standards. TSN ensures that end nodes and switches have a common understanding of time and there is tighter time synchronization in these systems. TSN also ensures that packet transmission from a sender to a receiver is scheduled end to end and follows a repeating cycle. A consistent mechanism for network configuration also helps meet application needs.
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