Slate XNS

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Introducing Slate XNS

Slate XNS is a browser-based, user-friendly software used to model topologies, create schedules and deploy configurations for TSN networks. Slate XNS schedules and configures any TSN standard compliant network/device.

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