In total, since the announcement of the 1G/100M TSN subsystem LogiCORE IP, several dozen customers have purchased licenses to integrate the Xilinx TSN IP into their products. To help developers get their TSN projects off the ground, Xilinx is collaborating with Avnet to market a TSN Evaluation Kit (AES-ZU-TSN-SK-G). It is available until December 31, 2018 at a special introductory price of $10,000. From 2019, the price of the kit will be increased back to the normal $27,000. The kit includes two hardware TSN nodes developed by Avnet with a total of six boards, and a full project license that allows the user to use the Xilinx TSN Endpoint IP on Zynq or Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs in production.
Computing power requirements for Time Sensitive Networking are rather high. But the real-time constraints prevent simple solutions based on standard microprocessors, and the rapidly advancing standards make custom ASIC solutions quite complicated. These are the application types for which these products were developed at Xilinx. The recognition from Xilinx customers shows the intrinsic value of this approach and it is expected that it will solve even greater challenges in the future.
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