Shipping to Customers [Mar.2017]

TrustNode is now shipping to first customers

TrustNode is an extensible low-latency router for research on IoT, industrial applications (TSN), and access networks. Both software and the FPGA design are open to customers. The well-structured and documented source code allows easy modification and functional extension, even by non-experts. New datapath functionalities can be implemented and verified with TrustNode within a few days, enhancing your publication by experimental data.

  • Ultra-low latency of 2.5 microseconds (cut-through)
  • 12 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Supporting Synchronous Ethernet, i.e., frequency synchronization between network nodes to prevent packet loss
  • Xilinx FPGA-based low-latency data path combined with Intel Atom processor for software-based data plane processing and for control plane processing
  • Atom processor (1.9 GHz Quad-Core with 4 GB of RAM) running reference Linux distribution
  • FPGA (134.6 kLUTs, 269.2 kFFs, 12.8 Mb BRAM) configured with the TrustNode router design, which can be modified by customers
  • Licensed reference FPGA design is a low-latency IPv6 router/switch that can be controlled by the Atom processor, and might be extended using languages like VHDL, Verilog, HLS languages (C/C++/SystemC), or MyHDL
  • FPGA design flow based on free Xilinx Vivado Webpack – no paid toolchain license necessary, no network connection to a license server required
  • SDN support through OpenFlow
  • Easy and precise experimentation
  • Prepared for multi-user experimentation
  • Console port, USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports, and SD-Card interface to the Atom processor
  • Support of battery-backed encryption keys for the FPGA design
  • Integrated system monitoring and smart cooling
  • Size: 19″, 1.5U (W 440mm, H 69mm, D 228mm)

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TrustNode mentioned in Xilinx’ Daily Blog: OpenFlow SDN Router with 2.5┬Ás latency based on FPGA so you can customize the design

Archive: Shipping Engineering Samples [Nov.2016]

PCBs of the Engineering Sample (click here for larger image):

Engineering Sample – Mainboard

Case of the Engineering Sample (rendered CAD model):

Engineering Sample – Rendered Case (Front)
Engineering Sample – Rendered Case (Back)