Congatec launches industrial TSN edge platform

  • November 29, 2022
  • William Payne

German embedded technology specialist Congatec has launched a new ecosystem for real-time smart factory applications. Congatec’s time sensitive network (TSN) is designed to make installing industrial real-time networks as easy as standard Ethernet networks.

The Congatec platform is designed for low-latency communication at the edge and includes real-time hypervisor support for deterministic and secure data processing and data exchange between devices and real-time clouds in harsh industrial environments. Target applications of the new TSN enabled ecosystem include industrial manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, transportation and logistics, aerospace, government, and public safety.

“All the various real-time connected industries must support high-bandwidth and low-latency communication from the devices to the real-time clouds and back again. Providers of such end-to-end solutions need highly homogeneous solution platforms along these data supply chains, from the edge servers of the network infrastructure to the distributed and mobile devices, to make implementation as easy as possible. Congatec provides everything needed for such all-encompassing solution platforms – including all interface options to connect the distributed equipment and its peripherals and I/Os via 100Base-T1,” said Christian Eder, Director Product Management at Congatec.

Congatec’s TSN enabled edge computing ecosystem supports Computer-on-Modules, including real-time enabled 5G cellular connectivity for real-time 5G clients and gateways, as well as server-grade real-time cloud and base station Server-on-Modules.

All modules are TSN enabled, support real-time hypervisor technology and can host any third-party real-time enabled cellular 5G connectivity.

OEMs can utilise these platforms to deploy real-time applications in pre-configured real-time virtual machines. For local wired infrastructures between servers and clients, TSN enabled smart switching platforms are available as well.