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syn1588® PCIe NIC

syn1588® PCIe NIC

  • Unprecedented Precision: Experience clock synchronization accuracy better than 10 nanoseconds, ensuring meticulous timekeeping in your network.
  • Seamless Integration: Easily transform your PC or server into a compliant IEEE1588 node with the syn1588® PCIe NIC, which harmoniously combines essential hardware and software components.
  • Versatile Signal Control: Enjoy comprehensive control over input and output signals, allowing customization for triggers, 1 PPS signals, periods, and events.
  • Clock Stability Options: Tailor your setup with the choice of a TCXO oscillator (better than 1 ppm) or an optional OCXO oscillator (better than 0.1 ppm) for enhanced long-term stability and accuracy.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: The syn1588® PCIe NIC seamlessly integrates with both Windows and Linux operating systems, providing flexibility and convenience for a wide range of applications.
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  • Ultra-Precise Time Synchronization: The syn1588® PCIe NIC boasts clock synchronization accuracy better than 10 nanoseconds, ensuring that your network operates with unparalleled precision.
  • Flexible Clocking Options: Enjoy the flexibility of a local hardware clock and optionally synchronized system clock, accommodating a wide range of synchronization requirements.
  • Extensive Timestamping Capabilities: Capture timestamp data for user-defined Ethernet packets, external hardware events, and even internal software events with ease.
  • Hardware Support for Dense Timestamp Events: Achieve high-density timestamping effortlessly with dedicated hardware support.
  • Versatile Operation Modes: Choose between PTP Master and PTP Slave modes, allowing your network to act as either a time source or a synchronized node.
  • Signal Generation: Generate programmable frequencies, 1 PPS (Pulse-Per-Second), pseudo GPS data streams, and IRIG-B signals to meet your specific application needs.
  • Jitter-Cleaning PLL: An on-board jitter-cleaner PLL ensures the generation of synchronized, clean, and highly accurate high-speed clocks.
  • Absolute Time Reference: Synchronize your network to an absolute time reference, such as a GPS receiver, with ease.
  • Stability Options: Choose between a TCXO oscillator (better than 1 ppm) or opt for even higher stability with an optional OCXO oscillator (better than 0.1 ppm).
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: The syn1588® PCIe NIC is supported on both Windows and Linux, providing flexibility in your choice of operating system.

Introducing the syn1588® PCIe NIC—a cutting-edge PCI Express Gbit network interface card meticulously engineered with robust IEEE1588 hardware support. When you equip your PC with the syn1588® PCIe NIC, you gain access to impeccably precise timekeeping, delivering accuracy levels of under 10 nanoseconds. This precision remains unwavering, unaffected by network traffic or CPU utilization, all without imposing real-time constraints on your node’s operating system.

The syn1588® PCIe NIC seamlessly functions as a standard 100/1000 MBit/s Network Interface Card (NIC). Beyond its fundamental role of transmitting and receiving Ethernet packets, this remarkable card incorporates specialized hardware dedicated to the meticulous synchronization of clocks in adherence to the stringent IEEE1588 standard.

At its core, the syn1588® PCIe NIC houses a comprehensive IEEE1588 hardware clock and intricate timestamping hardware. Crucially, it encapsulates all the critical components necessary for an IEEE1588 system, liberating your software from any timing limitations. Consequently, neither your operating system nor your software stack demands real-time prerequisites. Remarkably, this unique architecture minimizes the CPU load required for the essential IEEE1588 stack, exemplified by the syn1588® PTP Stack.

The syn1588® PCIe NIC has undergone a meticulous redesign, culminating in board Revision 2.3. This redesign was necessitated by the extended lead times of electronic components, a challenge faced throughout the industry. This presented an opportunity to enhance the board’s clocking infrastructure, further elevating its accuracy and stability to new heights.

Features of the syn1588® PCIe NIC:

  • Ultra-Precise Clock Synchronization: Achieve clock synchronization with an astounding accuracy better than 10 nanoseconds, ensuring your network operates flawlessly.
  • Local and System Clock: Benefit from both a local hardware clock and an optional synchronized system clock, offering versatility in synchronization methods.
  • Timestamping Capabilities: Capture timestamps for various events, including user-defined Ethernet packets, external hardware events, and internal software events.
  • Optional Timestamp Interrupt: Customize your setup with an optional interrupt triggered on timestamp events for enhanced control.
  • Dense Timestamp Event Support: Enjoy dedicated hardware support for dense timestamp events, optimizing precision and efficiency.
  • PTP Master and Slave Operation: Choose between PTP Master and PTP Slave modes to suit your network’s synchronization requirements.
  • Signal Generation: Generate programmable frequencies, 1 PPS signals, pseudo GPS data streams, and IRIG-B signals to accommodate diverse applications.
  • Jitter-Cleaner PLL: Utilize the on-board jitter-cleaner PLL to generate synchronized, clean, and highly accurate high-speed clocks up to 156 MHz.
  • Absolute Time Synchronization: Synchronize seamlessly in PTP Master mode to an absolute time reference, such as a GPS receiver, for ultimate precision.
  • High-Stability Oscillator Option: Opt for the high-stability oscillator option, including TCXO (better than 1 ppm) or OCXO (better than 0.1 ppm), for improved long-term stability and accuracy.
  • Cross-Platform Software: Enjoy the convenience of software support for both Windows and Linux operating systems, enhancing compatibility and flexibility.

Discover the syn1588® PCIe NIC’s exceptional capabilities, designed to elevate your network’s time synchronization to unprecedented levels of accuracy and reliability.

Applications:

  • Network Time Distribution: Distribute precise time to IEEE1588 slave devices, ensuring all network elements operate in perfect synchronization.
  • IEEE1588 Grandmaster: Utilize the syn1588® PCIe NIC as a grandmaster, synchronizing your network’s hardware clock to an external absolute time reference.
  • Remote Management: Simplify network management with the included syn1588® PTP Management Software for remote control of IEEE1588-2008 nodes.

The syn1588® PCIe NIC simplifies the creation of a standard-compliant IEEE1588 node, combining both hardware and software elements. Here’s how it seamlessly transforms your PC or server into a precision timekeeping powerhouse:

  • Hardware & Software Integration: The syn1588® PCIe NIC integrates hardware (the card itself) and essential software components (the syn1588® PTP Stack with drivers). This harmonious fusion forms the foundation of your IEEE1588 node. After plugging the syn1588® PCIe NIC into your system, installation of drivers becomes the next step. Lastly, invoking the syn1588® PTP Stack completes the setup. Notably, the syn1588® PCIe NIC includes a binary run-time license of the syn1588® PTP Stack for your convenience.
  • Specifications at a Glance:
    • 1-lane PCI Express low-profile card (version 2.0, compatible with 1.1)
    • 100/1000 MBit/s Ethernet NIC
    • Standard copper network or SFP type fiber interface
    • Sophisticated CPU interface that eliminates timing constraints from control software, allowing for the use of non-real-time operating systems
    • Two user-programmable input/output signals on SMA connectors on the PCI bracket (for triggers, 1 PPS signals, periods, and events)
    • Additional two user-programmable input/output signals available internally
    • Generation of user-defined periodic signals (frequencies)
    • Generation of user-defined aperiodic signals (single events)
    • Generation of 1PPS signals and IRIG-B data streams
    • Timestamping of dense external hardware events
    • On-board jitter cleaner PLL for precise and high-speed clock signal generation (up to 156 MHz)
    • Optional external clock input that drives the syn1588® hardware clock (ExtClk option)
    • User-programmable time stamper for Ethernet packets
    • VLAN and IPv6 support for PTP packet processing, including 1-step operation
    • TCXO oscillator (better than 1 ppm) to enhance stability and accuracy
    • Optionally, a high-stability OCXO oscillator (better than 0.1 ppm) for superior long-term stability and accuracy
    • Driver software available for both Windows and Linux
    • Included syn1588® PTP Stack run-time license for Windows and Linux

With the syn1588® PCIe NIC, you can effortlessly build a robust IEEE1588 node, harnessing its advanced features and integration capabilities to achieve precise time synchronization for your critical applications.

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