Ethernet TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) has started profoundly reshaping automotive and industrial communications. TSN can be seen as a “toolbox” of 15+ protocols on top of Ethernet. In particular, TSN includes a growing set of Quality-of-Service (QoS) protocols such as IEEE802.1Qav (i.e., “Credit-Based Shaper”) and IEEE802.1Qbv (i.e., “Time-Aware Shaper”) that go well beyond the mere use of priorities (as offered by IEEE802.1Q).

If TSN opens up a wealth of possibilities for the network engineer to meet in an effective manner the diverse real-time and safety requirements of automotive and industrial communications, it also raises a number of questions:

  • What can we expect from the different TSN QoS protocols? What are the different technological, design and configurations alternatives?
  • How to best use the TSN protocols? Especially, how to use them in a combined manner? How to configure their parameters in an optimized manner?

To answers those questions, based on practical experiences in the design of TSN networks, we now offer a training on TSN with the following objectives:

  • Consolidate knowledge of TSN networking technologies and issues in using them. In particular, at the end of the training, participants will possess an understanding of:

    • How a TSN switch operates,
    • The TSN QoS protocols: IEEE802.1Q, IEEE802.1Qav, IEEE802.1Qbv, IEEE802.1Qbu, IEEE802.1CB, IEEE802.1Qci, etc,
    • The use-cases of each them,
    • The issues in configuring them and existing solutions.
  • Allow participants to gain experience in modelling, designing and performance evaluation of TSN networks on a realistic case-study from their application domain,

  • Through hands-on exercises with RTaW-Pegase modelling and simulation environment, understand the capabilities of tools like RTaW-Pegase and their limits.