New ProductsMarch 4, 2021

Quad Port TSN Gigabit Ethernet PCIe NIC

ASIX Quad Port TSN Gigabit Ethernet PCIe NIC Solution

The combination of TSN with OPC UA provides key technology for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

After launching the first EtherCAT slave controller and a new generation EtherCAT slave controller SoC in Greater China area, ASIX has launched a new TSN product, AXM57104 Quad Port TSN Gigabit Ethernet PCIe NIC Card, which can help converge IT and OT networks for industrial communication applications.

The AXM57104, compliant to PCI Express base spec. v2.1 Gen1, supports enhanced TSN functions included the timing and synchronization compliant to IEEE 802.1 AS-Rev/AS and IEEE 1588V2, the Forwarding and Queuing of Time Sensitive Streams (FQTSS). It specifies Credit-Based Shaper (CBS) compliant to IEEE 802.1Qav, the Time-Aware Shaper (TAS) compliant to IEEE 802.1Qbv, and the Per-Stream Filtering and Policing (PSFP) compliant to IEEE 802.1Qci. AXM57104 also supports 32 synchronous I/O pins, one pulse per second (PPS) output and is field upgradable via In Application Programming (IAP).

The AXM57104 is a cost-efficient PCIe to TSN solution for IIoT applications to enable TSN functions on industrial automation platforms, Fieldbus over TSN gateways and converge the non-real-time IT network and real-time OT networks including industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet IP, etc.

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology is a set of IEEE 802.1 standards under development by the IEEE TSN Task Group and is an OSI model Layer 2: Data Link Layer (DLL) communication technology. TSN provides hard real-time, deterministic, and low latency capabilities on standard Ethernet to meet the real-time data transmission requirements for industrial communication.

The Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) technology is a cross-platform machine-to-machine (M2M) industrial communication protocol standard developed by the OPC Foundation based on the application layer of the OSI seven-layer model, which provides common industrial communication languages between different industrial automation machines.