Precise synchronization of indoor small cells requires a GPS timing source, especially for phase applications. In some scenarios, installing a GPS antenna on the roof of the building or enabling each small cell with GPS can be complicated and expensive. The Microchip IGM 1100i addresses this use case.
- Small form factor with single 1 GbE RJ45 port
- PTP profiles: ITU-T G.8265.1, ITU-T G.8275.1 (L2 multicast), ITU-T G.8275.2 (L3 unicast), Telecom 2008, and Ethernet default
- One-step and two-step clock
- SyncE input, output
- PTP input for GNSS back-up.
- APTS and asymmetry compensation
- IPv4 and IPv6 including PTP traffic and – OAM/Management.
- Up to 32 clients
- License control
- 802.1Q VLANs
- GNSS receiver with assisted GNSS support
- GPS, Glonass (Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System; Russia), Beidou-ready, SBAS; IGM Plus model, Galileo and QZSS
- Time to First Fix (TTFF) of ten minutes to less than one hour until system lock
- SC-cut oscillator for enhanced time keeping holdover.
- Key Synchronization Requirements for eNodeB or dependency of GNSS timing.
- Buildings with high cost for antenna installation and/or maintenance.