model based performance simulation of the network

TCN TimeAnalysisTM allows fast and cost-effective implementations of Ethernet networks and systems. It is an enabler for standard and switched Ethernet networks for all kind of time-sensitive or time-dependent applications.

Design networks with latency and real-time requirements in mind

You will get answers to questions like:

  • "This sensor value must reach my control algorithm host within 5 ms. Can the network forwarding delay of this frame ever exceed the deadline if I give this application data flow a priority of 2?"
  • "If this active link to this part of the network is broken, will the RSTP algorithm be able to re-establish packet forwarding using redundant links within 10 milliseconds?"
  • "My VoIP application should have a jitter less than 50 milliseconds for optimal user experience. Is that always the case?"
  • "Is there a risk that an I-frame in my MPEG-flow will ever suffer from packet drop?"
  • "Do the theoretical timing analysis correspond with real live tests?"
  • "How many cameras or video streams can I have before the quality is affected?"
  • "How many cameras or video streams can I have before response times goes down below the dead-lines of other applications?"

TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite

TCN TimeAnalysisTM allows the user to construct a network topology using virtual switches and hosts, populate it with virtual flows, configure the virtual switches with, e. g., different port priorities and link speeds and then assure himself that all requirements are met by letting the tool the results on the latencies and jitter that each data frame can experience. The tool allows easy exploration of a range of different what-if scenarios and identification of worst-case situations and thereby allowing the user to minimize network resources while still being confident that every application will work as expected.

Unlike other solutions, TCN TimeAnalysisTM allow you to analyze and test a complete network or system, considering all necessary parameters to be able to guarantee latencies, jitter and no packet-drops in the switches, but also verify the theoretical calculations against real physical measurements.