Slate XNS

TSN network scheduler with browser-based topology modeling

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Slate XNS is a browser-based, user-friendly software that makes it easy to model topologies, create schedules and deploy configurations for TSN networks. Offline network configuration is made possible by the intuitive GUI which provides a topology view or table-based editor for managing components and data streams. Schedules are calculated with just one click via TTTech’s built-in scheduling engine, and network components are configured using open, standard YANG models.

Slate XNS can be used to schedule and configure any networked device that supports the IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qbv TSN standards, as well as the corresponding YANG models. TTTech Industrial’s Edge IP Solution is optimally configured using Slate XNS.

TTTech Industrial incorporates 20 years’ experience in time-scheduled networking into their Deterministic Ethernet products. They enable users to benefit from guarantee of service, which allows for the convergence of controls, streaming and data traffic over one standard Ethernet network without affecting real-time performance or wasting bandwidth. Customers can use TSN to synchronize control networks, seamlessly integrate systems and secure critical network traffic against denial-of-service attacks and network flooding.

Technical Specifications

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7, 10
    • Linux, Ubuntu 18.04
  • Requirements
    • Java - AdoptOpenJDK 8 for Windows or Linux
    • Intel-based CPU
  • Topology builder
    • Browser based graphical user interface with central project storage and two operating modes:
    • - Graphical builder
    • - Table-based builder
  • Supported topologies
    • Star, tree, daisy chain, ring and mesh
  • Supported component categories
    • Switches, endpoints or switched endpoints that support the following derived YANG models
  • Derived YANG models
    • IEEE 802.1Qbv Scheduled Traffic
    • IEEE 802.1Qcp Bridges and Bridged Networks (VLAN support)
    • IEEE 802.1CB Frame Replication and Elimination (Available 2020)
    • IEEE 802.1Qci Filtering and Policing (Available 2021)
  • Netconf
    • Netconf 1.0/1.1 client
  • Encoding
    • XML, JSON
  • IEEE 802.1Qbv scheduler
    • Support for different user defined constraints
    • – Receiver time
    • – Sender time
    • – End-to-end latency
    • – Precedence between data streams
    • – Gap constraints between receiving and sending data stream
    • – Assign queues by traffic class (8 per port), minimum of 2 queues for non-scheduled traffic
    • – Optimize bandwidth reservation for non-scheduled streams via packing scheduled data streams
    • – Incremental scheduling mode enables adding of new data streams and new devices without affecting existing scheduled data streams
    • – Incremental scheduling mode enables adding of new receivers for existing scheduled data streams e.g. for OPC UA PubSub
  • Delivery package
    • GUI installer for Windows
    • Installation guide
    • User manual