Microsemi’s New SyncServer S650 SAASM Time and Frequency Server Ensures Improved Immunity from GPS Jamming and Spoofing for Military Systems



Company’s GPS SAASM Technology Ideal for DOD and Other Mission-Critical Government Systems Reliant on Accurate, Flexible and Secure Timing

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Sept. 21, 2017—Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new SyncServer S650 SAASM server incorporating a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) to provide a highly secure, accurate and flexible time and frequency platform for synchronizing mission-critical electronics systems and instrumentation applications in the defense market, such as satellite communications and defense operational infrastructure.

 

Microsemi’s new SyncServer S650 SAASM, designed for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other government agencies, as well as their approved suppliers, received the GPS Directorate Security Approval to incorporate a military-grade, GPS SAASM receiver module. This enables U.S. armed forces to confidently deploy features of Microsemi’s popular commercial SyncServer S650 in a military-grade configuration. In addition, the integrated SAASM module adheres to industry standards allowing for a migration path to GPS Military Code (M-Code) support.

“Our key military and DOD-related customers require flexible, secure and extremely reliable time and frequency technology for their most critical applications, which they have come to rely upon from Microsemi. Enabling support for SAASM provides the extra security and reliability necessary for this market,” said Randy Brudzinski, vice president and business unit manager of the Frequency and Timing Division at Microsemi. “The addition of the SyncServer S650 SAASM to our product line further demonstrates Microsemi’s commitment to providing the highest quality time and frequency technology in support of vital government programs.”

The SyncServer S650 SAASM is a highly versatile time and frequency system with the company’s FlexPort™ technology for multiport, user definable output signal configurations for time codes, pulses and a variety of signal types essential for system synchronization. This makes the SyncServer S650 SAASM ideal for DOD electronics system engineers synchronizing mission-critical, system-level instruments. This is coupled with Microsemi’s NTP Reflector™ technology for robust security, accuracy and reliability of network-based time services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

According to a 2017 GNSS Market Report, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) jamming and spoofing are specifically identified as increasing and notable cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure. Furthermore, resilience to these threats has become mandatory by critical infrastructure policy makers and GNSS receiver manufacturers. Without the use of SAASM technology in the presence of these threats, deliberate or unintentional, the most mission-critical systems operated by the DOD may be subject to the side effects of degraded time and frequency performance.

Microsemi’s new SyncServer S650 SAASM is designed to generate precise time and frequency signals to synchronize high bandwidth mission-critical communications systems and critical infrastructure requiring the highest levels of security support. In addition to offering superior low phase noise performance, the device is compliant with the Joint Chiefs of Staff SAASM GPS mandate and developed for authorized military users only.

Product Availability

Microsemi’s new SyncServer S650 SAASM time and frequency server will be available for purchase in December 2017, with a data sheet and other details available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/gps-instruments/4426-syncserver-s650-saasm or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi’s Security Solutions Portfolio
Microsemi is a leading provider of information assurance (IA) and anti-tamper (AT) solutions and services to U.S. federal organizations, systems integrators and industries requiring a high level of electronic security including financial, digital rights management, gaming, industrial automation and medical. The company leverages its proven hardware and software IA/AT technologies, innovative cryptographically-secure supply chain risk management process and extensive industry experience to secure critical program information and technology through the entire system lifecycle. In addition, Microsemi provides secure synchronous time generating systems, secured Ethernet connectivity, controller-based data encryption for data protection and security solutions in data centers, comprehensive IA/AT services such as risk assessments, protection development and red teaming to satisfy security requirements. For more information on Microsemi’s security products and technologies, visit http://www.microsemi.com/design-support/security-technology and for more information on Microsemi’s product portfolio, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Contact Information

Microsemi Corporation

One Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA , 92656
USA

tele: (800) 713-4113
fax: (949) 215-4996
http://www.microsemi.com/

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