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TSN: The Case for Action Now

The CC-Link Partner Association is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Learn how CC-Link IE TSN can help deliver the converged network architectures needed for Industry 4.0 and the next 20 years of automation.


Learn how CC-Link IE TSN can help deliver the converged network architectures needed for Industry 4.0 and the next 20 years of automation.

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TSN: delivering convergence and transparency

The CC-Link Partner Association has combined the proven gigabit technology of CC-Link IE with Time-Sensitive Networking to deliver the future of open industrial Ethernet.

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Time Sensitive Networking: the case for action now

The adoption of Industry 4.0 is being driven by its ability to address the challenges faced by today’s users of industrial automation control systems, allowing them to increase competitiveness by optimizing their operations. TSN directly supports these requirements.

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TSN Network Infrastructure

What is TSN, how does it work & why is it important?

TSN is an extension of standard Ethernet that regulates the data communication in Layer 2 – Data Link of the OSI reference model. Its main aim is to make standard Ethernet deterministic but it also provides the mechanisms to allow multiple types of traffic to share the same network, providing the basis of convergence.

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Benefits of network convergence

The aim of TSN is to make standard Ethernet deterministic. As a result, it is possible to deliver information in a predictable manner and enable converged networks. Hence it is a technology that will benefit vendors, machine builders and end users.

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Cloud Network Infrastructure

Delivering the promise of Industry 4.0

With the CLPA introducing CC-Link IE TSN, the established open industrial Ethernet solution provided by CC-Link IE added Time-Sensitive Networking compatibility. This delivered the world’s first open industrial Ethernet technology to combine gigabit bandwidth with TSN.

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TSN: the future of open industrial Ethernet

Time-Sensitive Networking is the most significant technology for the future of industrial automation. It offers a number of opportunities, with the key ones being determinism and hence complete industrial and commercial network convergence.

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Mitsubishi Electric's CC-Link IE TSN solutions

As a world leading automation vendor and board member of the CC-Link Partner Association, Mitsubishi Electric offers a comprehensive CC-Link IE TSN product line up. These form flexible solutions to meet the needs of industries across the world.

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20 years of innovations in open automation networks

November 2020 marked a milestone for the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, CLPA has supported automation vendors and end users worldwide by providing state-of-the-art open network solutions leveraging the latest technologies, such as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).

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Analog Devices joins the board of the CLPA

Analog Devices has introduced a Scalable Ethernet Switch for Industrial Ethernet applications in response to increasing demand for this technology in the global automation market. ADI plans a CC-Link IE TSN implementation on their Scalable Ethernet Switch as part of their commitment to the CLPA.

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