Using the IEEE 1588v2 protocol standard (also known as Precision Time Protocol (PTP), devices on an Ethernet network can now be synchronised with IEEE 1588v2 allowing network operators to achieve precise frequency and phase at the edge of the network. Chronos combines over 25 years’ sync and timing experience with Microsemi’s comprehensive range of 1588 sync solutions to meet the stringent timing and synchronisation requirements of 4G/LTE networks.
Grandmasters, Boundary Clocks and Slaves are the components required for transporting accurate time/phase information via PTP from a central Primary Reference Time Clock (PRTC) to, for example, a 4G/5G small-cell site. A range of devices are available to service this critical technology segment.
Timing issues can be notoriously difficult to resolve and with the wide take-up of PTP, problems can be more difficult to resolve. Deployment of network sync monitoring greatly assists in the localisation of problems and demonstrating overall network health.
Providing an overall view of deployed monitoring equipment is essential to provide a 24x7 network proposal. Dedicated network management for sync gives the confidence that synchronisation problems will be rapidly identified and localised.