Time-Sensitive Networking

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) on Intel® FPGAs

Intel® FPGA based TSN solutions provide the connectivity for Industry 4.0 factories to be smart, agile, and increasingly autonomous while maintaining robustness and reliability. FPGA based designs allow industrial equipment manufacturers to quickly add new features, get new products to market, and deliver best-in-class performance with seamless deterministic interoperability.


Edge Intelligence Demo

Video from SPS 2019 showcasing EXOR's Edge Intelligence Demo with Intel® FPGAs where an edge-automation node performs orchestrations and edge-cloud interface for smart factories. This demo features devices across the Intel portfolio, including Cyclone® V SoC FPGA, Intel Atom® processor, and Intel® Movidius™ VPU.

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Edge Compute for Robot Controls

In TTTech's Edge Compute for robot control demo from SPS 2019, TTTech uses an Intel® FPGA in their Nerve system to connect a robot to a cloud-based management system for real-time workload consolidation and the ability to create and deploy workloads remotely.

Time-Sensitive Networking Solution

Intel's Time-Sensitive Solution Offers:

  • Time Synchronization
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Central Automated System Configuration
  • Open Standards
  • No Complex Royalty Reporting Requirements
  • No Up-front License Fees


Designing TSN with TTTech and Intel

IEEE 802.1 TSN will allow the mix-and-match of industrial hardware and software solutions from different vendors providing real-time deterministic connectivity. To enable factories of Industry 4.0, Intel and TTTech Industrial Automation AG provide an out-of-the-box solution with no up-front license fees, no per-unit royalty reporting, and no protracted negotiations.

Simply download TTTech TSN Edge DE-IP and start your implementation.


Steps to Design for Time-Sensitive Networking

  1. Order TSN CVSoC

    Please refer to the ordering part number (OPN) listed below and contact your local Intel sales representative or Intel approved distributor.

    › CV SE U484 package (19mm) OPN: 5CSEBA6U19I7NTS
    › CV SE U672 package (23mm) OPN: 5CSEBA6U23I7NTS
    › CV SX U672 package (23mm) OPN: 5CSXFC6C6U23I7NTS

  2. Sign the End User License Agreement (EULA)
  3. Download the protocol IP and evaluate the protocol IP using the Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software tool and development kits.

TSN Starter Kit from Kontron

With its TSN starter kit, Kontron has developed the first marketable TSN extension solution for standard industrial PCs. As a hardware/software upgrade solution for existing PLCs, Box PCs, gateways and industrial servers, it offers easy entry into Time-Sensitive Networking. In addition, it facilitates the easy integration of endpoint devices into a TSN network. The Kontron TSN starter kit’s KBox C-102-2 features a high-performance 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a Kontron TSN networking card implemented using Cyclone® V SoC FPGA.


CAN-To-TSN Ethernet Gateway

Cast's SPS 2019 demo of a CAN-To-TSN Ethernet Gateway with an Intel® FPGA displays its low-latency, bidirectional communication between CAN bus ports and one TSN Ethernet port. It also allows CAN networks to co-exist and cooperate with TSN networks with little added latency.

High Performance TSN Control-Command

SCS's demo exhibits TSN Control-Command with a robust, low latency, and TSN compliant implementation for mission-critical applications on an Intel® FPGA. The Demo features a control-command core module hosting a TSN card that integrates an Etherfly Switch to drive three end-systems.



For direct Intel® FPGA TSN solutions support please contact your local Intel sales representative or Intel approved distributor.