Synchronization and Timing Systems
Our portfolio of synchronization and timing systems supports today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE® 1588 Precise Time Protocol (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. These end-to-end timing solutions are engineered to solve your most difficult network timing challenges. Use the links below to explore our products:
Tekron International Ltd. Has Joined the Microchip Team
We are proud to announce the addition of Tekron International Ltd. to the global Microchip team. Tekron provides a high-quality suite of technologies and solutions for the smart grid and other industrial applications. These complementary products greatly expand our synchronization and timing portfolio for this key market.
TimeProvider® 4100 Version 2.1.10
TimeProvider 4100 is a best-in-class IEEE 1588 grandmaster complemented by extensive port fanout for PTP, NTP, SyncE, and legacy Building Integrated Timing Supplies (BITS). Offering multiple ports to connect networks to multiple base stations for 4G and 5G deployments, TimeProvider 4100 is a cost-effective solution that can be easily adapted for a wide variety of use cases. This set of capabilities is encompassed in the Gateway Clock operation mode. TimeProvider 4100 now enables three operation modes:
- Gateway Clock
- High-Performance Boundary Clock
- Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC)
A new addition to v.2.1.10, the ePRTC mode is a critical element of a virtual PRTC solution. ePRTC helps protect telecom and mobile networks against GNSS vulnerabilities. Meeting the ITU-T G.8272.1 standard for ePRTCs (30 ns), the TimeProvider 4100’s ePRTC mode produces its own timescale which is driven by Cesium frequency standards and aligned with GNSS time. It delivers an autonomous, secure and fault-tolerant reference for time, phase and frequency synchronization.
BlueSky™ GNSS Firewall – Software Release 2.0
The BlueSky GNSS Firewall is a cost-effective overlay solution that is installed between existing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas and GPS systems. Similar to a network firewall, the BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects already-deployed GPS systems inside the firewall from untrusted, sky-based signals outside the firewall. Software Release 2.0 includes charting and advanced threshold settings of GNSS observables such as satellites-in-view, carrier-to-noise, position dispersion, phase time deviation and Radio Frequency (RF) power level to simplify system turn-up and deployment.
- Protects GPS systems from spoofing and jamming
- Hardened GPS output provides secure signal that is isolated from live-sky interference
- Optional internal Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) for extended holdover and enhanced detection
- Seamless integration of BlueSky performance monitoring within TimePictra® software suite
TimePictra® Synchronization Monitoring and Management System
Reliable packet-based networks require powerful, dependable and intelligent management tools. TimePictra provides control and visibility of the entire end-to-end synchronization network including the virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC). The TimePictra software suite is designed with a scalable, modular architecture to keep pace with the growth and evolution of your networks. Fault and remote management, network configuration, performance monitoring and security management capabilities are all presented via a highly visual, map-based interface.
- Web-based multi-tier software architecture
- Intuitive web Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy management
- Scalable architecture for future expansion
- Northbound Operations Support System (OSS) integration
- End-to-end Precision Time Protocol (PTP) management
SyncServer® S650 M-Code Time and Frequency Standard
Threats from intentional jamming and spoofing of U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) signals demonstrate the need for a powerful, secure and resilient time and frequency system to ensure continuing operability and performance. The SyncServer S650 M-Code is the first time and frequency instrument with an embedded GPS M-code receiver. It has received security approval from the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate to provide a secure, accurate, and flexible timing platform for synchronizing mission-critical electronic systems, instrumentation, communication systems, radars and networks.
- GPS receiver capable of tracking M-code and P(Y) code SAASM signals
- Four standard GbE ports with two additional optional 10 GbE ports
- Contains most popular timing signal inputs/outputs standard in the base timing I/O module (IRIG B, 10 MHz, 1 PPS)
- Rubidium atomic clock or OCXO oscillator upgrades
- Superior 10 MHz low phase noise options
- DISA/DoDIN approved product