Versatile IEEE 1588 grandmaster offers cost-effective solution to easily adapt a wide variety of use cases

07-11-2017 | MicroSemi | Subs & Systems

Microsemi Corporation has launched its TimeProvider 4100, a highly flexible IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock designed to scale from the edge to the aggregation layers of both mobile infrastructure and access networks. The device is a gateway clock, a new class of synchronization product which accepts multiple inputs from GNSS, SyncE, 1588 PTP and E1/T1 digital transmission links, and distributes timing flows to multiple endpoints such as base stations. A gateway clock benefits from multiple layers of protection leveraging other assets in the core of the network. The device is a best-in-class 1588 grandmaster complemented by extensive port fan-out for PTP, NTP, SyncE and legacy building integrated timing supplies (BITS). With multiple ports for current, legacy and future networks which can be connected to multiple base stations for 4G and 5G deployments, the device offers customers a cost-effective solution that can be easily adapted for a wide variety of use cases. Primarily targeting the mobile market, operators and data centers for mobile operator environments, over time the device’s platform will also serve mobile network needs associated with M2M, IoT and autonomous vehicle applications. The device’s platform can be expanded through an internal module, providing customer savings such as power and rack space, and enables great scalability through sub-tenancy mechanisms. The device also features port fan-out which can be flexibly used for PTP, NTP, E1/T1, 1PPS, ToD and 10MHz at the aggregation layer. “With our ongoing commitment to delivering system products, Microsemi has demonstrated our leadership in the IEEE 1588 grandmaster market with more than 400 operator deployments worldwide,” said Eric Colard, director of product line management for Microsemi. “We are pleased to leverage this expertise to deliver the TimeProvider 4100. With eight Ethernet ports and four BITS E1/T1 ports in the base unit, TimeProvider 4100 provides a very feature-rich gateway clock device.”

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