Moxa has collaborated with Xilinx that focuses on accelerating the development of time-sensitive networking (TSN) technology to realize a truly unified industrial network for industrial automation and mass customization.
The collaboration holds great promise for enhancing network flexibility and interoperability on different levels of a TSN system.
“Being one of the pioneers in developing TSN standards, Moxa has contributed more than 30 years of OT expertise to building innovative industrial connectivity technologies and solutions through close collaboration with industry leaders,” said Zico Lee, Deputy General Manager of Moxa Networking. “Moxa is thrilled to collaborate closely with Xilinx to push TSN technology to the forefront in industrial automation with enhanced interoperability between bridge solutions and endpoints to address customers’ changing needs in control and latency-sensitive industrial applications, as well as for a larger vision for accelerating TSN eco-system development.”
“The launch of Moxa’s TSN-G5000 Series bridge solutions is a milestone to make Industry 4.0 a reality,” said Chetan Khona, director, Industrial, Vision, Healthcare & Sciences at Xilinx. “Xilinx is the leader in scalable and embedded industrial IoT platforms, and we’re convinced that Time Sensitive Networking will be the undisputed standard for converged factory networks. Moxa is among the very first companies who combine highly reliable switching and deterministic transport, user-friendly interfaces and security to form a flexible and easy-to-manage product for factory floor applications. We are proud that our Xilinx ZynqUltraScale+ MPSoC product family makes this possible and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with Moxa.”
The combination of adaptable, high-performance Xilinx FPGAs and Moxa’s TSN bridge solutions offer significant upgradability and re-configurability to support the evolving standards and customer needs in the expansion of future applications.
The two companies will demonstrate a truly, unified Ethernet infrastructure in machine-to-machine real-time communications, enabled by Moxa’s bridge solutions featuring multiple TSN-G5000 Series switches and Avnet Ultrazed PCIe Carrier cards powered by Xilinx FPGAs.
The joint demonstration will highlight how TSN prioritizes network traffic and ensures streams of closely synchronized data to be delivered on time, even in a congested network. The scenario also exemplifies how Moxa and Xilinx’s joint effort facilitates plug-and-produce manufacturing and future-proof capabilities in an interoperable and harmonized environment based on TSN.