RELYUM has released a new TSN switch called RELY-TSN-BRIDGE, and it is the evolution of the RELY-TSN-BRIDGE, RELYUM’s first TSN Switch. This new platform incorporates many hardware improvements such as a better processor or FPGA. It supports a configuration with 8x 1Gbps copper TSN ports + 4x 1G/10Gbps fiber optic SFP+ TSN ports + 1x 1Gbps service port, providing the greatest flexibility to the end-user.
Supported TSN standards in the TSN Switch
Turning to the details, this new switch includes a more powerful UltraScale MPSoC, being able to support the following TSN standards:
- IEEE802.1AS 2020: Time synchronization. Supporting two PTP domains
- IEEE 802.1Qbv: Time-Aware Scheduler
- IEEE 802.1Qav: Credit Based Shaper
- IEEE 802.1CB: Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability
- IEEE 802.1Qci: Per Stream Filtering and Policiing
- IEEE 802.1Qbu & IEEE 802.3br: Frame Preemtion
- IEEE 802.1Qcc, Stream Reservation Protocol (SRP) Enhancements and Performance Improvements, among others.
Additionally, this device includes other valuable mechanisms. Making use of SoC-e’s TSN technology, the RELY-TSN-BRIDGE supports optimized Mask and Match Stream Identification and PCP & DSCP prioritization.
When it comes to security, the device supports IEEE 802.1X. This standard is an IEEE Standard for port-based Network Access Control. It is used for access control, DoS attack prevention, and port mirroring for diagnosis.
It can be centrally configured from RELYUM’s TSN Configurator, a new TSN configuration tool to be released together with the new HW platform, or from any other third-party configuration system that is compliant with IEEE 802.1Qcc standard and implements YANG modeled configuration files over Netconf communication.
The RELY-TSN-BRIDGE has a robust and ruggedized design, that includes extended range components and thermal & dissipation artifacts, to guarantee that it can be installed in the most demanding environments.
RELY-TSN-12 is a series of products to be launched throughout 2022 that will incorporate different TSN features and TSN speeds up to 10G. Thanks to the configurable technology of the FPGAs, these devices can be upgraded in the future with future releases of Relyum switches.