Nov. 14, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany

Mr. Adarsh Harishchandra Nayak

Senior Software Engineer, Spirent Technologies GmbH, Germany

Adarsh Harishchandra Nayak works as a Senior Software Engineer at Spirent Technologies in Berlin.

Spirent is a test device manufacturer and leading expert in testing high-speed networks and mobile network infrastructure with strong focus on new emerging technologies such as Time Sensitive Networks (TSN).

After acquiring a bachelor degree in Engineering Electronics at the Sri Krishna Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India, Mr. Nayak worked as System Engineer for Infosys Ltd., one of India’s biggest information technology corporations. He then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Communication and Signal Processing at the technical university of Ilmenau, Germany while finishing his master thesis at TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research.

Working for Bosch Rexroth AG in Lohr am Main, Germany he acquired extensive skills on Time Sensitive Networking, network planning and scheduling. Mr. Nayak started as TSN expert for Spirent in 2017, working on complex development projects for multinational companies as well as on product development for Spirent’s state of the art testing products.

Testing Industrial TSN


Over the last few years, the benefit and potential of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards has gained extreme increase of interest from companies in a vast number of different industries. One question that has not been sufficiently answered is how to assure the reliability and quality of a TSN network and its devices. Focusing on Industrial TSN and taking the example of the IEEE standard 802.1Qbu-2016 for frame preemption, it will be shown how a TSN test set-up can be established and how TSN protocols can be tested accurately to ensure the standard compliance of the device under test. Second focus of the presentation is giving an overview on existing initiatives, such as Fraunhofer‘s TSN Interoperability Lab, to help companies get access to TSN and to encourage those companies’ decision to utilize the benefits of this exciting new technology.