AVnu Alliance is an industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification. Recently, the company announced a new Industrial Market segment.
Standard Ethernet continues to expand its range, function and application with the evolution of the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard into Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). The new capabilities of TSN let you use standard Ethernet to support highly reliable and precise synchronized networking for industrial control.
In addition, the company announced three new members:
- Belden, with its Hirschmann, Tofino Security, GarrettCom and Lumberg Automation brands, is the global leader for mission-critical industrial network infrastructure
- General Electric, global leaders in creating an electrical infrastructure with advanced technologies to safely and reliably distribute, protect and control electricity
- National Instruments, a leading test, measurement and embedded systems provider for engineers and scientists
These companies are working within the Alliance to develop the foundational elements needed for industrial applications, based on the common elements of AVB/TSN. The industrial segment is also supported by existing alliance members Broadcom, Cisco, Intel, Interval Zero, Marvell, Micrel, Vitesse, Xilinx and XMOS.
Standard Ethernet is evolving to enable next generation control systems. This development will allow the convergence of low latency control traffic and standard Ethernet traffic on the same network for demanding applications like multi-axis motion control, providing a foundation for more advanced manufacturing and production models where data can be shared more flexibly between layers of the control system and where Internet of Things (IoT) technology can be applied into production environments. The new capabilities of these open standards enable high-speed closed loop control networks to support any Ethernet device using standard IT components and creates the needed foundation for IoT integration with industrial production.
The Alliance previously announced support for TSN in automotive applications, such as drive-by-wire and autonomous driving. The Industrial market, which parallels work that AVnu Alliance members have been doing in the Automotive segment, is a $150 billion a year market space and creates a pathway to the future of IoT.
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