Nov. 14, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany

Xaver Schmidt

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, Germany

Xaver Schmidt is responsible for coordinating of requirements, implementation and launch of the system functions of PROFINET as well as the interdisciplinary marketing activities in the PNO. He also heads the Project Group Communications Technologies for Industrie 4.0, which also deals with the principal topic TSN.

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The Cornerstone of the TSN-Integration in PROFINET


After the general strategy of integrating PROFINET based on customer requirements and the analysis of the TSN technology in the PI community had been decided, the first steps for a concrete selection of the TSN detail features and the definition of boundary conditions for the integration were taken in the meantime. Appropriate specification works have been started so that feasible and practical ways for the implementation in devices are possible. As is common practice in PI, these specifications are continuously checked with customers and manufacturers to ensure that communication technology is easy to use, future-proof and has added value.