Previously network equipment simply needed to ensure the delivery of data. These days it is critical that traffic arrives at the right time to ensure a good user experience for people watching video, or talking to each other over the Internet.
To achieve this a set of standards is under development called Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). TSN focuses on the three key components required for a complete real-time communication solution based on switched Ethernet networks with deterministic Quality of Service (QoS) for point-to-point connections:
- time synchronization
- scheduling and traffic shaping
- and the selection of communication paths, path reservations and fault-tolerance
Xena’s Ethernet traffic generation and analysis solutions are ideally positioned to help researchers, manufacturers and service providers measure the performance of TSN solutions.