Embedded Clock for 4G / 5G Networks
Precise time synchronization requirements are emerging in multiple industries including mobile infrastructure, power smart grid, industrial automation and sensor networks. Qulsar’s Managed Timing Engines (MTE) are designed to deliver embedded precise timing, especially implementing the IEEE 1588 PTP packet timing protocol and algorithms.
Qulsar has now evolved the MTE M50 and MTE P50 (fast Ethernet full PTP ordinary clocks) to its next generation of timing engines (described below).
The MTEs come in three broad categories, and each is suited for different levels of integration, performance and application. The MTE Q-series (subsystems) are fully characterized timing engines, most suited to high precision and performance critical applications. These MTE subsystems can be rapidly integrated and are highly versatile, providing custom levels of holdover performance for the host system. They could even be designed into a full system with a few changes.
The MTE P-series (boards) are high performance timing engines that use packet timing to deliver precise timing outputs. The MTE boards are mezzanine cards that can be quickly integrated into a host system and provide a stable timing outputs.
The MTE M-series (modules) form the core of all timing engines. They feature full packet timing capabilities and all the software and algorithms to derive precise time from packet networks. The MTE modules are most appropriate for integration into high volume applications, and use the MTE boards as an intermediate stage (reference designs).
The tables below outline some sample applications and the use of the different types of MTEs.