Flexible FPGA-based Test Equipment to Model and Characterize the Real-Time Behavior of an Ethernet Ring

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In this work, flexible test equipment for Ethernet network hardware and firmware shall be evaluate and commissioned. The goal is to model and characterize an Ethernet network based on BroadR-Reach with ring topology and HSR protocol for its real-time behavior.The test equipment could be based on devices available at netfpga.org. Extensions may be developed to further improve functionality.Requirements of Test Equipment

  • Wire speed of 10G or higher
  • The equipment shall ideally be HW-based, to allow stimulation of different types of errors:
    • Wrong CRC
    • Bit-Errors
    • Protocol/timing violations (short interpacket gap, preamble, …)
  • Automated comparison(e.g. simulation of pakets with a tag/label). The DUT is allowed to drop packets. The test equipment detects the drop-rate and checks the format of the pakets that are routed through)
  • Easily controllable with test scripts

Suggested Platforms
Hardware

Firmware/Software

Kind of Work
40% Theorie, 60% Implementation

Requirements
Ethernet Networks, FPGA Implementation, Software, Testing

Time & Effort
Semester Thesis, 1-2 Persons

Contact
fabian.schenkel@scs.ch

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