Single common conformance test plan for TSN

The Avnu Alliance, CLPA, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and Profibus and Profinet International have jointly announced that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for industrial automation.

The test plan will be used as a base test by all the participating organisations and made available to the broader industrial automation ecosystem. This collaboration contributes towards end user confidence that 60802 conformant devices from different manufacturers which support different automation protocols will coexist reliably at the TSN level on shared networks, including with devices using TSN for applications other than automation.

The focus of the collaboration is to work together towards a jointly agreed and owned test plan for the industrial automation market. This formal collaboration provides value by creating a structure in which all these organisations can work together and exchange ideas towards the end goal of interoperability and coexistence on open, standard networks for all protocols, without needing to establish a separate, formal organization. For convenience, the collaboration activities will be referred to as TIACC – TSN Industrial Automation Conformance Collaboration).

The TIACC marks a commitment by these organisations to develop an interoperable ecosystem of devices from different manufacturers to comply with the IEC/IEEE Standards Association 60802 profile and enable end-users to confidently deploy these devices on open, standard networks. The goal is to have the final version of the single, shared test plan available soon after the IEC/IEEE 60802 profile is published.

“EtherNet/IP users will be able to take advantage of the benefits afforded by 60802 TSN of enhanced network performance, higher utilisation, and guaranteed network access for multiple time-critical applications with different priorities,” said Dr Al Beydoun, president and executive director at ODVA. “ODVA’s participation in TIACC will ensure that the full potential of 60802 TSN coexistence is realised by end users to help make Industry 4.0 and IIoT a reality.”

 

ODVA EMEA

43 Quarry Bank
Tonbridge
TN9 2QZ
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1732 352371

odva@odva.org

www.odva.org

More news
14 hours ago
RS Components partners with HMS Networks
RS Components has partnered with HMS Networks, a leader in industrial information and communication technology, to significantly expand its industrial equipment networking solutions offering.
19 hours ago
Mouser Electronics receives TDK’s top distribution awards
Mouser Electronics has received three top distribution awards from TDK. Mouser was honoured with TDK’s Global Best Performance Award for Fiscal Year 2022, North America Distributor of the Year for Calendar Year 2021, and European Distribution Award in High-Service Distribution for 2021.
1 day ago
White Paper addresses assembly challenges
Resolve assembly challenges instantly with Henkel’s new high performance LOCTITE 402, an innovative instant adhesive that also improves workplace safety. Download the all-new white paper here.
1 day ago
Schaeffler organises worldwide Climate Action Day
June has seen Climate Action Day at all Schaeffler locations worldwide, with every one of the approximate 83,000 Schaeffler Group employees stopping work for 90 minutes to focus on climate issues.
1 day ago
Yokogawa helps Solar Team Twente to solar challenge win
Yokogawa’s WT5000 precision power analyser has been used by Solar Team Twente to win the first ever Solar Challenge Morocco. The WT5000 helped the team to squeeze every last watt out of its car’s solar power system, ensuring it crossed the finish line of the 2,500 km course in first place.
1 day ago
HVACR OEM relies on Emka locking technology
When HVACR OEM Hansa Klimasysteme needed new connecting elements for the corners of its air-conditioning units to stabilise the housing cube, suitable for die-casting, it turned to Emka.
2 days ago
LEM holds inauguration ceremony for new production plant
Electrical measurement specialist LEM has held an inauguration ceremony in Penang, Malaysia for its new production plant. The ceremony marked a major step in the plant’s construction with the first electric current sensor products expected to come on-line in Q1 2024.
2 days ago
ITI acquires digital manufacturing specialist Cimlogic
ITI, one of the UK’s largest independent systems integrators, has acquired Cimlogic, a leading digital manufacturing solutions and services provider to some of the world’s largest manufacturers.
3 days ago
Atlas Copco saves precision sheet metal manufacturer over £6,000 a month
When Constant Group, a Manchester-based supplier of sheet metal parts, components, and fully assembled fabrications pieces were let down by their previous service provider for onsite high-pressure nitrogen generation, they turned to Atlas Copco for help.
3 days ago
Timber plant reduces downtime with NSK linear guides
Thanks to the adoption of NSK’s linear guides with K1 lubrication units, a timber manufacturer managed to reduce conveyor downtime by a factor of more than 12, prompting annual cost savings of more than €77,000.

Login / Sign up