In next generation networks, with massive demand for machine-to-machine communication and data collection, new protocols for data transmission have been developed to account for the need for the various analytics that are collected by billions of sensors in industrial environments.
Ethernity Networks’ programmable ENET Flow Processor provides support for both the efficient aggregation demanded by Internet of Things (IoT) gateway subsystems and the specific data path behavior that is required for Time Sensitive Networks (TSN).
One such TSN-like network that Ethernity supports is the Avionics Switch. Ethernity has optimized a feature set for the avionics industry, in which aircraft react to constant changes in conditions detected through sensors. Ethernity’s ENET38xx family of SoCs provides full support for the ARINC 664 Avionics Switched Ethernet network specification, a profiled version of an IEEE 802.3 network. The next-generation A664 aircraft data network defines embedded systems and switches and supports arbitrary network topologies in order to address real-time flight issues via deterministic Ethernet. The internal avionics network demands special network requirements such as QoS, packet duplication, jitter buffer, and more.
This feature set includes:
- Header compression
- Crypto at wirespeed
- SDN pipeline
- Data load balancing
Moreover, this feature set can be extended and applied for many other industrial IoT applications.