Avnu Alliance opens TSN test tools program to new vendors – rAVe [PUBS]

Avnu Alliance announced the expansion of its Time Sensitive Network (TSN) Testing Tools program by opening up the testing tools ecosystem to new vendors. As part of this expansion, third-party vendor test tools can be verified and validated through Avnu’s rigorous process, which is designed and maintained by experienced certification management professionals and TSN subject matter experts. to ensure that they meet the interoperability standards of Avnu’s global certification program.

During the 8th Annual TSN/A Conference, to be held September 28-29, 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany, Avnu will host wired and wireless TSN test demonstrations for 802.1AS and 802.1Qbv based on the Avnu Express Test Suite test plans. These tests will be run on both the Avnu Express test tool and Keysight’s new TSN test tool, which now meets the requirements to start the validation and verification process of the Avnu global certification program to become a Avnu approved test tool. Once approved by Avnu, Keysight’s TSN Test Tool will be available to members for both debugging and rapid test certification.

“Adding new testing tools, such as Keysight’s TSN Testing Tool to the testing ecosystem, greatly expands the certification program by providing more choice and a wider variety of test types to members” , says Ed Agis, co-chair of the Avnu Alliance Certification working group overseeing the TSN Test Tool Program and verification and validation process. “The testing tools significantly reduce the barriers to certification and allow members to enter the certification process with more confidence. Now, with the expanded program, we invite vendors to join Avnu as a test tool member and submit their test tool for verification and validation. The expanded ecosystem will be a powerful catalyst for the growth of the wired and wireless TSN products available.

Already available to Avnu members, the Avnu Express Testing Tool is a low-cost, entry-level assessment testing tool that allows members to internally check if a device will pass certification testing before submitting it. to testing. The Avnu Express testing tool claims to provide valuable product information that can be used to optimize and debug product development, increasing the likelihood of successful certification and saving manufacturers time, resources and expense. the money. Vendors can also use the test tool, which bundles test control and test engine software with a set of hardware equipment, to verify the performance of end devices using certified modules.

Next week at the TSN/A conference, Avnu Alliance members will present various sessions on topics ranging from wireless TSN interoperability and testing and 802.1 TSN standards updates to bench updates. TSN test. Avnu President Greg Schlechter, Board Member Henning Kaltheuner, and Silicon Validation Task Force Chair Jordon Woods will present a keynote session Sept. 29 on Common Characteristics of Secure Converged Networks and mixed criticality workloads.