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Precise timing grandmaster with gateway clock delivers software-based redundancy

Stephen Law   

Electronics Semiconductors Test & Measurement Wireless GNSS synchronization timing wireless

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY TimeProvider 4100 Release 2.2 grandmaster is a secure precise timing and synchronization solution that provides a new level of resiliency with the introduction of an innovative redundancy architecture in addition to support for a multiband Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and enhanced security to ensure always-on precise timing and synchronization. Product provides redundancy via software implementation, enabling flexible deployment and lower hardware costs without sacrificing ports. Product introduces an increased level of resiliency by supporting a new GNSS multi-band, multi-constellation receiver to protect against time delay resulting from space weather, solar events and other disruptions that may impact critical infrastructure services. Multiband GNSS is particularly important for the highest levels of accuracy including Primary Reference Time Clock Class B (PRTC-B) (40ns) and Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC) (30ns).



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