Timing

MWC 2015: RAD Demonstrates IEEE 1588 Grandmaster

March 2, 2015By

Telecom company RAD will be expanding the timing synchronization capabilities of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solution when it introduces MiCLK, an IEEE 1588 grandmaster clock with a built-in GNSS receiver.The grandmaster clock is SFP-based (small form-factor pluggable). RAD is demonstrating the MiCLK at Mobile World Congress 2015, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. “LTE and LTE-A’s stringent synchronization requirements and the growing... read more

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Expert Advice: A Leap into the Unknown?

March 1, 2015By
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A leap second will be introduced this year at 23:59 on June 30. This phenomenon comes around periodically and is necessary for keeping UTC in line with the Earth’s slowing rotation. Although it will pass unnoticed by most, it has implications for anyone involved in the development of GNSS-enabled devices. For some, it can be the cause of a major headache. read more

Rohde & Schwarz Offers Simultaneous Time Domain and Spectrum Analysis

February 25, 2015By

Rohde & Schwarz has added the R&S RTM-K18 spectrum analysis and spectrogram option to its R&S RTM oscilloscope family, making the R&S RTM the only oscilloscope in its class that can analyze the time domain while simultaneously analyzing the spectrum, logic and serial protocol. Interactions such as those that occur in electronic devices with RF components are quickly analyzed in... read more

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Trimble Unveils Suite of GNSS Timing Products for LTE Market

December 15, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced a new portfolio of time and frequency products to address the synchronization needs of the growing LTE small cell market. The products are designed for a wide range of small cell synchronization applications. The products provide increased holdover capabilities and more robust signals with multi-constellation GNSS technology to sync wireless networks more efficiently, Trimble said. Regardless of whether a... read more

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Nasdaq Offers Precision Time Service for Trading

December 3, 2014By

Nasdaq — the trading and exchange technology company — is launching a trade time-stamping service at its data center in Carteret, New Jersey, with access to a NIST-certified GPS antenna. The High Precision Time service is provided by Perseus, a provider of global high-speed connectivity, and enables Nasdaq customers to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers. High Precision Time offers access to... read more

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u-blox GNSS Timing Modules Designed for Upgrades

December 1, 2014By
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u‑blox has announced the NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T precision timing modules, which are able to generate a precise reference clock with <20 ns accuracy. The receivers offer high sensitivity (-157 dBm signal acquisition with assisted GNSS) that allows quick start-up inside structures with limited sky view. The precise reference clock is derived from multi-GNSS including GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. The LEA-M8T module is footprint... read more

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Tallysman TW5340 Smart Antenna Designed for Urban Canyons

November 6, 2014By

Tallysman’s new TW5340 smart antenna is designed to pair Tallysman‘s Accutenna technology antenna with STMicroelectronics’ Teseo II receiver. The combination makes the smart antenna accurate for use in all environments, including urban canyons, according to the company. The TW5340 is a multi-constellation GNSS Smart Antenna that provides simultaneous GPS/GLONASS/SBAS reception. It is designed for use in professional-grade applications such as precision timing, network synchronization, low current applications, and tracking/positioning applications. To... read more

Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock Released by SEL

September 16, 2014By
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SEL has released a new network clock designed for critical infrastructure and harsh environments. Model SEL-2488 receives GNSS time signals and distributes precise time via multiple output protocols, including IRIG-B and NTP. The SEL-2488 provides time-delay compensation for antenna cables and output cables on per-port basis to further optimize time distribution accuracy. For security, the clock features the Syslog Ethernet standard... read more

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