Microchip (formerly Microsemi) S6x0 Configurable NTP SyncServer®

Microsemi S650 NTP Server and UI screen shot

Microsemi S650 NTP Server

The modular Microchip (formerly Microsemi) S650 NTP Server combines the best of time and frequency instrumentation with unique flexibility and powerful network/security-based features. The level of timing signal flexibility is unprecedented and can even eliminate the need for additional signal distribution chassis and there is no degradation in the precise quality of the coherent output signals.

Unparalleled Flexibility

The base Timing I/O module with eight BNC connectors comes standard with the most popular Timing I/O signals  (IRIG B, 10 MHz, and 1 PPS). When more flexibility is required, the unique Microsemi FlexPort™ technology option enables six of the BNCs to output many supported signals (time codes, sine waves, programmable rates), all configurable in real-time via the secure web interface. This incredibly flexible BNC-by-BNC configuration makes efficient and cost-effective use of the 1U space available. Similar functionality is applied to the two input BNCs, as well. Unlike legacy modules with fixed count BNCs outputting fixed signal types per module, FlexPort™ technology can allow up to 12 BNCs output in any combination of supported signal types.

This level of timing signal flexibility is unprecedented, and can even eliminate the need for additional signal distribution chassis, as there is no degradation in the precise quality of the coherent output signals.


SyncServer S600

The S600 has four dedicated and isolated GbE Ethernet ports, each equipped with NTP hardware time stamping. These are connected to a high-speed microprocessor with microsecond-accurate time stamps to assure high-bandwidth NTP performance. This exceeds the need of servicing 10,000 NTP requests per second with no degradation in time stamp accuracy.


S650 NTP SyncServer Details

Robust Timing and Design

The 72-channel GNSS receiver coupled with Microsemi’s patented active thermal compensation technology provides excellent accuracy of <15 ns RMS to UTC (USNO) via GPS. Backstop this with a durable hardware design subjected to MIL-STD-810G testing, high-reliability components extending the operating temperature range to –20 °C to 65 °C, and a dual power supply option. Further, upgrading to a high-performance oscillator, such as a Rubidium atomic clock, keeps the S650 accurate for long periods in the event of a GNSS service disruption.

Secure Networking

Security is an inherent part of the Microsemi S650 NPT Server. In addition to many security features and protocols, unsecured access protocols are deliberately omitted while remaining services can be disabled.

The four standard GbE ports accommodate more than 10,000 NTP requests per second using hardware timestamping and compensation. All network traffic to the S650 CPU is bandwidth-limited for protection against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. For more secure NTP operations, enable the optional security-hardened NTP Reflector™ with line speed, 100% hardware-based NTP packet processing. The Reflector is also a CPU-protecting firewall, with bandwidth limiting non-NTP traffic to the CPU. It is also equipped with DoS detection, notification, and protection against abnormally high network traffic.

Leverage Built-In Hardware

The Microchip SyncServer S650 includes additional built-in hardware features enabled through software license keys, such as the security-hardened NTP Reflector™, GLONASS/BeiDou support, and IEEE1588 PTP operations.

Microsemi S650 NTP Server UI screen shot

At-a-glance dashboard presentation combined with the logical organization and intuitive controls that make configuring the Microsemi S650 NTP Server easy.