PTP (Precision Time Protocol) & NTP (Network Time Server)
Security, accuracy and timing are necessary for any network to function effectively. Whether using Precision Time Protocol (PTP) or Network Time Protocol (NTP), let Syncworks identify the most appropriate products to meet your synchronization needs.
The TimeProvider® 4100 is a gateway clock, a new class of synchronization product that accepts multiple inputs from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Synchronous Ethernet (SynE), and 1588 PTP Grandmaster Clock and E1/T1 digital transmission links, and distributes timing flows to multiple end points such as base stations. A gateway clock benefits from multiple layers of protection leveraging other assets in the core of the network.
The TimeProvider® 5000 is a carrier grade IEEE 1588 PTP Grandmaster Clock with additional capabilities, including NTP and SyncE, that provide a flexible technology suite to match the synchronization needs of evolving networks.
Integrated GNSS Grandmaster (IGM)
The IGM portfolio of small form factor IEEE 1588 PTP grandmasters are capable of delivering a cost-effective solution with a precise timing master exactly where it’s needed, such as small cells and backhaul to eNodeBs for wireless service delivery at the LTE network edge. Microchip’s IGM 1588 grandmasters integrate both GNSS antenna and GNSS receiver, eliminating the need for an outdoor antenna and cabling if needed.
The IGM’s latest software enables deployment of these smaller grandmasters at the very edge of mobile networks, lowering operator costs and improving customer experience with enhanced coverage and performance. Easily installed indoors or outdoors, in-building or in cabinets or huts, the IGM grandmaster family serves operators preparing for 5G through densification, along with enterprises seeking enhanced indoor capacity and coverage on LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks.
The S6x0 NTP time server is purpose built to deliver exact hardware based Network Time Protocol timestamps. The unparalleled accuracy and security is rounded out with outstanding ease-of-use features for reliable network time services ready to meet the needs of the user network and business operations today, and in the future.