TSN Interoperability Lab

The TSN IOP Lab within FOKUS was established to test equipment, solutions, implement and showcase full end-to-end setups, migrate shop floor assets and harmonize communication infrastructure.

TSN is a set of protocols standardized by the IEEE, extending standard Ethernet with support for the delivery of packages within deterministic boundaries regarding time and delay.

There is a strong movement from manufacturing and automotive industry towards TSN, allowing harmonization of communication infrastructures enabled by an international standard replacing costly hardly interoperable, proprietary fieldbus systems.

IEEE TSN standards are the technology for unifying network infrastructures in the manufacturing industry. They gradually replace existing non-interoperable networking solutions and guarantee seamless communication from enterprise to field level. High bandwidth, full interoperability, strict and dependable real-time communication – TSN is a game changer for interconnecting shop floor assets.

Fraunhofer FOKUS