Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of substandards of the IEEE 802.1 standard. The standards define mechanisms for the time-sensitive transmission of data over deterministic Ethernet networks.
It is an essential prerequisite that all network equipment has the same understanding of time. All switches and terminals on the network must be time synchronized. There are two different approaches to facilitate these functionalities;
– IEEE 1588-2008 – Precision Time Protocol
– IEEE 802.1AS-2011 – Time
Today’s industry applications require increasingly more consistent Ethernet networks. Time Sensitive networking (TSN) provides a solution aiming to guarantee latency times of real-time criticial data throughout the network.