TSN: Time Sensitive Networking

Driving Unification to Improve Cost and Performance

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a technology that combines the large bandwidth capabilities of Ethernet with the determinism of a real-time fieldbus – all based on vendor-neutral standards specified by the IEEE 802.

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  • Understanding TSN Technology
  • Driving TSN Development
  • TSN Solutions
  • TSN Resources

The Transformation of Industrial Automation

Industrial automation markets are driven by the transition from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0. or the smart factory, one part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This transition is commonly illustrated as a shift from the automation pyramid to the automation pillar.

The pyramid model, which industries have followed for several decades, strictly separates functional layers from the factory shop floor (the field level) up to the management systems at the top. Real time data communication is usually at the field level, where sensors and actuators are located, and between the field and controller levels.