Friday, January 20, 2012

Ethernet: How far can it get?

The presentation at IEEE802.1 Interim Meeting explains the importance of having Ethernet networking capabilities for robust time-critical services. Scheduled traffic with time-aware buffering enable tight control of jitter in time-critical Ethernet communication. In fact, we emulate circuit switching via packet-switched Ethernet networks and minimize latency. This helps to make Ethernet networks ready for deterministic unified networking.
By covering time-critical, time-sensitive, and best effort traffic, we can integrate critical command and control systems, audio/video, and standard LAN applications. With time-critical QoS Layer 2 services, Ethernet networks can efficiently and natively handle both synchronous and asynchronous communication. Visit "Why Deterministic Ethernet?" for more information.

Therefore Ethernet can cover different applications and can be used as a deterministic networking technology for time-, safety-, and mission-critical embedded systems and critical infrastructure applications. In IT and embedded architectures, time-critical networking services contribute to advances in virtualization of computing and networking resources and influence system lifecycle.
As usual, never bet against Ethernet :-) ...