Microsemi Enhances SyncServer S600 Series Time and Frequency Server to Support Low Phase Noise Signals and 10 GbE Multiport PTP



New Features Enable Customers to Improve Performance of Radar Systems, Satellite Communications and Stock Trading Systems

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced new hardware and software options for its popular SyncServer S600 series of time servers and instruments. The recent enhancements improve time synchronization over enterprise Ethernet networks and supply timing signals for improved military radar operations and satellite uplink communications.

 “The SyncServer S600 series provides highly accurate, reliable and secure time for a variety of applications, not the least of which are the extremely precise low phase noise 10 MHz signals used in military radars and satellite uplinks,” said Paul Skoog, senior product line manager at Microsemi. “We’re committed to helping our customers improve the performance of their systems by improving the performance of ours. These high-quality timing signals enable radars to track difficult targets as well as to improve the quality and data throughput of satellite communications systems.”

 Enterprise and financial customers also look to the SyncServer S600 series to meet the timing and synchronization needs of their rapidly evolving networks, particularly for compliance purposes such as the European MiFID II directive, which specifies highly stringent time accuracy requirements for stock trading systems. Also applicable for laboratories and test and measurement companies, this latest release of Microsemi’s S600 hardware and software includes support for the IEEE™ 1588 multiport, multi-profile Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which allows the S600 to operate as an independent grandmaster clock on each Ethernet port—delivering cost savings and network deployment flexibility to customers. This is coupled with a new 10GbE interface to easily interoperate with a wider variety of network and stock trading topologies.

 The newly enhanced SyncServer S600 and S650 can be equipped with two 10 GbE Ethernet small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports ideal for customers needing to maximize PTP grandmaster performance in a cost-effective 1 rack unit (1U) chassis. In addition, the S650 can measure the accuracy of PTP hardware slaves that are synchronized to the S650 grandmaster by way of a new external 1 pulse per second (PPS) measurement option. The combination of these devices’ new hardware and software features support Microsemi’s expanding leadership position as a cost-effective enterprise PTP grandmaster provider delivering accurate and reliable time to critical systems.

Microsemi’s SyncServer S600 series meets the time and frequency requirements of multiple vertical markets, particularly the global military radar market, which is estimated to reach $10 billion by 2024 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6 percent between 2016 and 2024 according to market research firm Variant Market Research. The firm also identifies how radar in military applications is widely used for air traffic control, early warning detection of missiles, navigation at sea and surveillance of air and ground. The versatile SyncServer S600 series meets the needs of today’s demanding timing requirements and scales to meet the needs of the future.

 Product Availability

Microsemi’s SyncServer S600 series is available now, with the low phase noise signals, 10 GbE Ethernet and multiport PTP options available beginning Dec. 21, 2017. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/enterprise-network-time-servers/4117-syncserver-s600 or email sales.support@microsemi.com.

 About Microsemi’s Timing and Synchronization Product Portfolio

As a global provider of advanced timing and synchronization solutions, Microsemi offers a complete portfolio of precise time and frequency products that span all levels of integration, from integrated circuits, to components for embedded applications, to timing and synchronization systems, to turnkey timescales for customers around the world. Microsemi’s embedded timing solutions include clock management integrated circuits (ICs)network synchronization ICsembedded clocks, such as the rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) and the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), with best-in-class performance for their respective power consumption levels, as well as modules, providing GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDOs) and bus level timing. At the systems level, solutions offered by the company generate, distribute and apply precise time for the communications, aerospace, defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Customers range from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide. Using the technology offered by Microsemi, customers are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company’s advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. These systems support today’s precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Synchronous Ethernet timing. To learn more visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/3425-timing-synchronization.

 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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