Extending TSN over Wireless — Why Now?


Recent advances in 5G and IEEE 802.11 wireless connectivity technologies in providing low latency and high reliability have generated significant interest in extending TSN capabilities over wireless.

Wireless communication system benefits


Reduced wiring costs


Given the stochastic nature of wireless communications, enabling TSN capabilities that are interoperable and compatible with existing wired TSN standards is challenging.

Avnu Alliance members from various markets including professional audio video, silicon, and industrial control came together to form a new working group to address the capabilities of wireless TSN.

Wireless TSN Workgroup Goals:


Further study of TSN-relevant capabilities and performance in wireless networks (802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 and 5G)


Integration models and interfaces for wireless and wired TSN


Enhancements for discovery and configuration of wireless TSN links


Wireless TSN test plan & steps toward certification


Wireless TSN: Market Expectations, Capabilities, & Certification

This FREE whitepaper describes the market requirements and expectations for Wireless TSN that may be supported by Wi-Fi and 5G systems. This document also captures the main assumptions and functionalities required to enable integration and interoperability between wireless with wired TSN.

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Avnu Alliance: Wireless TSN — Definitions, Use Cases & Standards Roadmap White Paper

The white paper will serve as an input to potential future Avnu work to enable evaluation, testing and certification of products that enable TSN extensions from wired to wireless domains. It introduces basic terminology, use cases across markets, and standards for extending TSN capabilities over wireless networks.

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In the News

Industry groups prep Ethernet for operational, wireless networks

"The push for melding wireless and Ethernet TSN comes from the Avnu Alliance which says its members include more than 95% of the Ethernet silicon suppliers as well as automotive industry and audio-visual vendors."

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Industry groups prep Ethernet for operational, wireless networks

"The WTSN workgroup work has highlighted that it is important to start early discussions and alignment on topics such as consistent TSN interfaces for wired and wireless technologies, interoperability testing, and certification efforts."

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5G could make wireless time-sensitive networking a possibility

"For wireless operators, however, Cavalcanti said that ensuring 5G networks support wireless TSN is important because it will make it more likely that certain industrial applications will be able to use 5G. And ultimately that will make their networks more valuable."

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Discover why TSN is vital for 5G-powered IIoT

"Alon Regev, senior director at Keysight Technologies (an Avnu Alliance member) reveals why TSN, or time sensitive networking, is the secret sauce of 5G-powered IIoT."

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TSN over 5G and Wi-Fi – how wireless TSN will be designed, deployed, managed

"We have a fairly realistic idea of what TSN capabilities and applications will be supported by wireless systems at roll-out, as well as of how hybrid wired/wireless TSN networks will be designed and managed. In short, we have enough information to begin preparing for the arrival of WTSN in earnest."

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Wireless TSN: Extending Time Sensitive Networking over Wireless to Support the Growing IoT

"It is critical that every key-player in the value chain, from standards organizations to manufacturers, system integrators, and service providers, make the investment in these cross-market collaborative standards development activities now, to fully capitalize on the increasing demands for wireless, time-sensitive applications."

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Five Reasons Why TSN over 5G Promises Timely Deliveries

"As a subset of the foundational open standards that empower modern networks, TSN is a future-proof technology that enables time-sensitive applications, building on widely adopted LAN connectivity technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and now 5G. Here’s how extending TSN capabilities to wireless will change the network landscape over the next five years…"

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Nov 9-11

Wireless Congress

November 9, 2021 – 6:15 – 6:45 pm CET | Virtual

“Wireless TSN Is Coming – This Is How It Will Be Rolled Out, Planned For, and Managed” Dave Cavalcanti, Intel and Avnu Wireless TSN workgroup chair will lead this discussion around existing TSN features and functional requirements, deployment, and management scenarios for Wireless TSN, and what the implementation of Wireless TSN will look like as part of a network.

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Sept 29-30

TSN/A Conference

September 29, 2021 – 5:30 pm CET | Virtual

Dave Cavalcanti, Intel and Avnu Wireless TSN workgroup chair will present “Wireless TSN: Exploring market expectations, technologies, certification, and interoperability”

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Oct 11

Webinar: Wireless TSN Market Expectations, Capabilities, and Certification” hosted by Avnu Alliance & Fierce Wireless

October 11, 2021 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET | Virtual

Avnu Alliance members from Intel, Cisco, and Keysight Technologies will present on extending Time Sensitive Networking capabilities over Wi-Fi and 5G wireless networks in the IIoT, enterprise, and professional media markets and beyond.

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