IEEE 1588 GrandMaster, Transparent, Boundary & Slave Clock



  • PTP v1 or v2 Grand Master Clock
  • PTP v1 or v2 Transparent Clock
  • PTP v1 or v2 Slave Clock
  • Combined NTP client and PTP Boundary Clock
  • NTP time server
  • PTP protocol supports: -
    •  Unicast or multicast
    • Layer 2 or IP
    • 1-step or 2-step clock
    •  Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
    • End-to-End (E2E) delay mechanism
    • PTP version translation



The PTP-8020 & PTP-8080 are GPS Network Time Servers (NTS) for NTP or PTP IEEE 1588 that provide secure, accurate and reliable time synchronization for networks and offers integrated fully managed switch capabilities for 2 (PTP8020) or 8 (PTP8080) Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000BASE) .

These dual redundant high reliability units can be used for data centres, test facilities, military installations, governmental agencies, financial services and technology firms which need precision timing to support their network operations.

These PTP Master Clocks provide exact time over Ethernet either based on the well-established NTP/SNTP protocol or PTP according to IEEE 1588 Std 2008. In addition to NTP and PTP timing capabilities, the units also provide a variety of time codes and signals, such as GPS emulation and IRIG-B for a wide range of applications.

Such interfaces are normally provided on the network boundaries integrated on relevant SNTP clients or PTP Slave Clocks platforms. Options include a choice of 2 ports (PTP8020) or 8 ports (PTP8080) along with build options for TCXO, OCXO or Rubidium oscillators depending upon holdover accuracy requirements.



Typical Applications

The PTP80 Elite is commonly specified where precision, reliability and cyber security are key considerations in the network application. These high integrity units are common place and thoroughly proven worldwide in PTP network timing applications where traceable, precision time stamping and time distribution is required.

  • Telecommunications : LTE & Ethernet/IP Backhaul
  • Military and Governmental Installations
  • WiMAX
  • DAB/DVB broadcast transmitter synchronisation Research Institutions, Test and measurement facilities
  • HFT High Frequency Trading : Financial transaction time stamping
  • Power Utilities - Time of day information