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Microsemi Announces IEEE 1588 Timing Synchronization Module Providing High Performance Network Clock Synchronization
New Turnkey Solution Leverages Synergies of Multiple Microsemi Products to Significantly Reduce Software Development for Customers
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of a new IEEE™ 1588 timing synchronization module, offering a complete self-contained platform for customers to implement IEEE 1588 network timing client protocols. The solution, which consists of hardware, firmware and software, combines best-in-class capabilities from Microsemi's broad product portfolios by leveraging the company's SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA), ZL30363 IEEE 1588 phase-locked loop (PLL) and VSC8575 Ethernet PHY devices.
"Microsemi is a leading provider of network synchronization devices and software solutions," said Maamoun Abou Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "This new self-contained complete turn-key solution brings together Microsemi's digital PLLs, highly accurate IEEE1588 synchronization algorithms and time stamping PHY devices with our ultralow power programmable SoCs to offer customers fast time to market."
Microsemi's new IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module streamlines customers' developments to add synchronization network timing to their designs, simplifies the sourcing process and reduces development time while providing an easy integration. The module also includes drivers, servos/algorithm firmware, IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) stack software, a user guide and reference board schematics to deliver a fully tested chip-set solution from a trusted tier-one vendor.
"Our differentiated programmable solutions portfolio, including the SmartFusion2 SoC and PolarFire® FPGA, is gaining rapid acceptance in the communications and industrial infrastructure market," said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager for programmable devices at Microsemi. "This tightly integrated solution with our class-leading timing and PHY components will further increase our momentum in these markets where highly accurate timing synchronization is becoming a clear requirement."
The IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module blends Microsemi's expertise in nanosecond-level accurate timestamping for IEEE 1588 via the VSC8575 Ethernet PHY; embedded IEEE 1588 protocol engine and servo via its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA host processor; and high precision clock generation, holdover and reference switching via its ZL30363 system synchronizer. The solution is addressed via a command line interface to minimize software integration efforts. The combination of these capabilities makes the new solution ideal for applications within the industrial networking, smart grids, communications, defense and data center markets. Depending on the applications holdover and reliability requirements, either an XO, TCXO or OCXO can be used to provide holdover supported by the IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module.
According to a 2017 GNSS Market Report, issue 5, the timing capability offered by satellite navigation systems is at the core of most vital infrastructures; telecom networks operation, energy distribution, financial transactions and TV broadcast are some examples of areas where a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is used for timing or synchronization purposes. The annual shipments of GNSS devices used in the timing and synchronization market will exceed 300,000 units in 2017 and are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent over 2017-2025. Catering to this growth opportunity, Microsemi's new IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module is designed specifically for such applications, which require much more precise timing, including base stations and small cell markets for 5G, 4G, 4G LTE, LTE-Advanced, microwave and millimeter wave based fixed wireless networks, smart grids and secure edge networks.
Other key features of Microsemi's new IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module include:
- High accuracy timestamping of less than 4 nanoseconds
- Frequency and phase synchronization
- Holdover with initial accuracy of <1ppb and long-term holdover of 1.5µs over 24 hours using the appropriate performance OCXO
- Hitless reference switching
- Precision frequency and phase control
- Multiple profiles, including IEEE 1588-2008 Annex J.3 End-to-End
- IEEE 1588-2008 Annex J.4 Peer-to-Peer
- IEEE C37.238-2011 Power Profile
- ITU-T G.8275.1 Telecom Profile for Phase
- ITU-T G.8265.1 Telecom Profile for Frequency
Microsemi's new IEEE 1588 timing synchronization module is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3845&catid=1663 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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IEEE 1588 PLLs and Software
IEEE 1588 is a protocol based synchronization mechanism useful for existing, unaware networks where frequency Syntonization is required. When coupled with physical layer technologies such as Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588 can also provide robust Time Alignment. Microsemi offers the industry’s most comprehensive and cost effective IEEE 1588 solution with a range of products offering Time Stamping, Ultra low jitter for 10G PHYs and IEEE 1588 profiles.
IEEE 1588 Profiles
|Frequency Profile – Supports ITU-T G.8265.1 Telecom Profile for Frequency complemented by ITU-T G.8263 Packet Equipment Clocks
Phase Profile - Supports ITU-T G.8275.1 Profile for Phase, G.8275.2 Profile with partial timing support complemented by ITU-T G.8273.2 Boundary Clock & G.8273.4 Telecom Time Slave Clocks for applications with sub-one-microsecond accuracy requirements
Power Profile – Supports IEEE C37.238-2011 Power Profile, Grandmaster, Boundary Clock, and Ordinary Clock for industrial and power applications.
Power Profile (Secured)
For more information please see Documents tab of any IEEE1588 device web page
ZLS30390 IEEE 1588-2008 Protocol Engine Software Datasheet (Secured)