Excelfore releases Ethernet TSN gPTP stack into open source
Excelfore announced that it is making its generalized Precision Time Protocol (gPTP) source code available to developers to freely use, share, and modify.
Excelfore says the gPTP software conforms to the IEEE 802.1AS-Rev specification (Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications) and will help designers synchronize networked devices in automotive applications. It forms a core component of Excelfore software for Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). The gPTP source code will be released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 (GPLv2), and will be available on GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft that provides global hosting for software development version control.
By opening up our code, we aim to encourage developers to take advantage of our expertise in Ethernet AVB and TSN, and to build new state-of-the-art products that will raise future in-car systems to the next level. This step is consistent with our efforts to spearhead the cause of standardization in the connected car, along with our role in standardizing OTA through the eSync Alliance,” said Shrikant Acharya, CTO at Excelfore.
Excelfore says its eAVB/TSN now runs in cameras, video displays, head units, and electronic control units (ECUs) from numerous vendors. It has already been ported to automotive-grade operating systems including Linux, Mentor AUTOSAR, and Green Hills Software Integrity.
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