Innovasic demos TSN-ready Deterministic Ethernet for automotive

October 23, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Innovasic, specialist in deterministic Ethernet ICs, will demonstrate how time-critical control data can be effectively managed on an Ethernet network using technologies that are being adopted and evaluated by the IEEE standards association for 802.1 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).

By using its fido5000 Real-time Ethernet Multiprotocol (REM) switch chip, Innovasic will demonstrate scheduled traffic (802.1Qbv), time synchronisation (802.1AS-Rev) and ingress policing (802.1Qci). These capabilities enable deterministic control of critical data packets, even in the presence of very high levels of non-critical traffic. The fido5000 chip has a programmable architecture with the necessary hardware in place to support the new TSN standards as well as existing AVB standards. The programmable architecture is important as it allows users of the chip to adapt to specification changes as the TSN standards evolve and are finalised.

“What Innovasic is demonstrating at Automotive Technology Day [see below] is an “on-ramp” to a technology that developers can access now”, says Jordon Woods, Innovasic’s CTO. “Innovasic has a perfect platform for any company that wants to do research and development with the emerging TSN standards”, Woods continues.

The use of the new IEEE 802.1 TSN standards, in conjunction with new 802.3 PHY standards, is expected to enable widespread adoption of Ethernet within the car both as a network backbone as well as to replace legacy serial connections. The widespread use of Ethernet in the car can greatly reduce the cost and weight of the wiring harness and also enable easier connectivity options for the connected car and autonomous vehicles.

Innovasic will show this live demonstration at its booth at the 2015 Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day in Yokohama, Japan on October 27th and 28th

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