Industry 4.0 is upon us. It involves the digitization and automation of manufacturing, using smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning to produce products. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems can monitor processes and communicate with other systems to make decisions. Robust communication networks are therefore critical for Industry 4.0 systems.
There is therefore a pressing need for a high-assurance industrial networking platform that can satisfy the latest Time-Sensitive Networking standards. One such hardware platform is Avnet’s Time-Sensitive Networking Hardware Evaluation Kit (TSN HW Eval Kit). This integrated platform for evaluating TSN Ethernet functionality is also not difficult to build. Simply get off-the-shelf hardware like Avnet UltraZed board SOM w/ UltraScale+ FPGA, UltraZed-EG PCIe Carrier Card, Avnet Networking FMC as well as Xilinx TSN Subsystem for 100M/1G 3 port Bridged Endpoint or Standalone Endpoint Solution.