Nov. 14, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany

Dr. Joachim Sachs

Principal Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden

Joachim Sachs studied electrical and electronics engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany; the ENSEEIHT, France; the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway; and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He received a Diploma from RWTH Aachen University in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 2009, respectively. Currently, he is a Principal Researcher at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden. He joined Ericsson in 1997, where he has contributed to the development of 3G, 4G, and 5G standards. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, USA, in 2009. His current research interests are cellular communication for industrial IoT systems and cross-industry research collaborations.

Dr. Sachs has been active in the IEEE and the German VDE Information Technology Society (ITG), since 1995, where he currently co-chairs the technical committee on communication networks and systems.

TSN and 5G: Connectivity for the Industrial IoT


The first release of the 5G New Radio standard has recently been completed. 5G includes support for ultra-reliable low latency (URLLC) communication, which enables guaranteed, deterministic and time-bounded wireless communication for critical communication services such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As both 5G and TSN are expected to play a central role in the evolution of industrial communication systems, the need for the alignment of the two technologies has been identified and related studies have been initiated in the 5G standardization in 3GPP. This talk will provide an overview of 5G for the IIoT and discuss the relationship and alignment between 5G and TSN.