The Kontron TSN Starterkit supports new industry standards for time sensitive networks
With the starterkit, TSN environments can be set up quickly and securely and devices can be easily integrated. A PCIe card with optimized DMA host interface and 8 DMA channels controls the alignment of TSN priorities to minimize latency and jitter.
The new IEEE 802.1Qbu standard makes it possible to prefer packets that require hard real-time (pre-emption). 802.1CB functionality provides redundant frame transfer for fail-safe connections. Two different FPGA versions support shape-based or time-gate based prioritization. Kontron offers functional compliance tests to ensure compliance. An open62541-based demo application "OPC-UA over TSN" helps to establish data transfers.
With the development tool under Linux 5.4 with real-time extensions, as well as source code and documentation, applications can be developed quickly. The starterkit is based on the maintenance-free industrial Box PC KBox C-102-2 with an Intel® Core i5 processor, a pre-integrated TSN network card and a switch to connect additional devices. An updated NETCONF daemon based on netopeer2 provides centralized management.