Timing device with Gigabit Ethernet to help operate through GNSS jamming introduced by Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology is introducing the TimeProvider 4100 Release 2.0 system timing device to help keep services operating through GNSS jamming lapses.

Microchip 16 May 2019

By Mil & Aero staff

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the TimeProvider 4100 Release 2.0 system timing device to help keep services operating through Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) lapses due to vulnerabilities such as jamming, spoofing, or loss of signal.

The TimeProvider release adds 10 Gigabit Ethernet support, a boundary clock operation mode that lowers operational costs, and other enhancements to improve how timing flows are distributed from several sources to a network's base stations and other end points.

Extending the TimeProvider 4100's gateway clock operation mode with Microchip's high-performance boundary clock (HP-BC) operation mode enables it to support the latest high-accuracy ITU-T Class C & D boundary clock standards.

These standards dictate accurate time transfer over optical networks so operators can use Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology rather than dedicated fiber.

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Release 2.0 accommodates escalating bandwidth requirements of next-generation network devices through an optional expansion module that provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces that operate through electronic warfare (EW) jamming.

Expanded monitoring functions enable service providers to understand how time and phase performance is affected by network elements. PTP client capacity has been increased to 790 to provide the scalability that is critical for deployments in mobile network aggregation layers and new DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-PHY cable architectures.

For more information contact Microchip Technology online at www.microchip.com.

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