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EtherSynch® - The Timing is Right

Microchip’s innovative EtherSynch deterministic switching platforms combine Ethernet communications, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), distributed synchronization and precision GPIO in a highly-integrated, energy-efficient solution. The hardware-based architecture provides extensive traffic scheduling, synchronization and communication processing, significantly reducing host CPU overheads.

EtherSynch delivers leading-edge, real-time, deterministic solutions across a spectrum of markets including industrial, automotive, communications and professional A/V.

  • Superior IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) time synchronization for industrial automation and control applications. In addition unique Precision GPIO facility extends system synchronization to locally-connected devices reducing the device-layer attachment complexity and costs.
  • Fully integrated Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards; providing IEEE 802.1AS Synchronization, IEEE 802.1Qat Stream Reservation and IEEE 802.1Qav Traffic Shaping for audio/video traffic streaming over Ethernet, ideal for automotive infotainment, driver assistance and backbone connectivity, professional and consumer A/V networks.
  • Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) support for time-critical, high-availability needs; Time Aware Traffic Scheduling as proposed for IEEE 802.1Qbv and low-latency ‘smart’ cut-through forwarding.
ethersynch diagram

Ethernet Video Channel