“TTTech Industrial enabled us to integrate OPC UA FX* functionality into our products in very short time, and as a result, B&R customers are among the first to benefit from open, high-speed OPC UA FX technology in a wide range of products.”
B&R was looking to cement its position as a leading promoter of OPC UA FX (formerly OPC UA over TSN) by being among the first companies to release a full portfolio of TSN products for industrial automation.
To match customer expectations, it was crucial that the TSN implementation covered all relevant automation use cases, even high-speed motion control.
In order to deliver high performance and reach the market quickly with its TSN product line, B&R decided to integrate TTTech Industrial’s Edge IP Solution.
Edge IP Solution is an integrated software package that enables device manufacturers to implement comprehensive and configurable TSN functionality in their products.
B&R chose to integrate Edge IP Solution into its high-performance X20 bus couplers and TSN machine switches. The combination of IP core and embedded software with open interfaces means that Edge IP Solution can be quickly and easily integrated into FPGA-based devices or used in ASIC projects.
Edge IP Solution offers up to 5 GbE switch ports that support the key TSN standards for industrial automation. It also features hardware acceleration functionality, enabling OPC UA FX to be used for ultra-high-speed motion-control.
Partnering with TTTech Industrial has helped B&R to release a range of products that deliver TSN functionality to its customers.
Due to the well-integrated design of Edge IP Solution, the development time for B&R was dramatically reduced, thus enabling the automation company to be first in the market and maintain its position as a leader in OPC UA FX solutions.
Using the Edge IP Solution acceleration module, B&R also ensured that customers can build TSN networks for the most challenging high-speed motion control applications.
* The term “OPC UA FX” (aka OPC UA Field eXchange, UAFX) is the successor of the term "OPC UA over TSN".