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?
  • How to design with evolutivity in mind and guarantee the amount of additional traffic the network will be able to support?

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.