ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the hardware on its TimeProvider® 5000 IEEE™ 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) grandmaster clock has been updated to support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellation to ensure better reception and higher security in a wide variety of telecommunications network applications.
"As our global wireless customers drive mobile infrastructure forward with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G services, support for IPv6 and alternate GNSS constellations is rising in importance for deploying a robust, secure and future-proof synchronization network," said Barry Dropping, senior director of product line management for Microsemi. "The addition of GLONASS and Galileo support on the TimeProvider 5000 system greatly enhances the robustness and security of this widely adopted synchronization platform for global carriers. We will continue to invest in this technology to ensure reliable long-term roadmap support is provided for telecommunications customers."
An increasing number of global operators are now looking at solutions like Microsemi's enhanced TimeProvider 5000, as the device offers multiple constellations in accordance with the directives in certain countries to remove their sole dependency on GPS. Having support for GLONASS and Galileo constellations also makes systems more robust and secure to certain GNSS vulnerabilities.
Microsemi's TimeProvider family has been installed in more than 350 networks across the globe, enabling communications service providers to build stable, high performance and reliable network infrastructures. Along with new support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellations, the recently enhanced TimeProvider 5000 provides redundant hardware, user configurable PTP profiles and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) support with optical small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules.
The TimeProvider 5000 is a carrier-grade IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server option and expansion shelf capabilities that include SyncE and advanced PTP profiles, making the timing and synchronization system capable of supporting network needs today and in the future. Its flexible design is vital to enable circuit to packet network migration for high-speed data services and wireless backhaul, and to deliver 3G, 4G/LTE, LTE-A and 5G wireless services.
Microsemi's TimeProvider family is a part of the carrier routing and switching equipment market which was approximately $43 billion in 2016 according to market research firm IHS Infonetics. The firm also expects this market to see sales growth as more carriers start and expand their 4G services along with the introduction of 5G deployments toward the end of 2019.
In addition to its TimeProvider family, Microsemi also offers highly comprehensive and cost-effective IEEE 1588 and SyncE network synchronization silicon solutions providing time stamping, ultralow jitter (for up to 100G PHYs), IEEE 1588 protocol support (including the ITU-T telecom profile for frequency and phase) and one of the industry's most established client servos used by numerous carriers worldwide. The solutions offered are used by all major equipment vendors across the globe in a variety of wireless and wireline applications and work seamlessly with Microsemi's full range of TimeProvider equipment.
Microsemi's TimeProvider 5000 PTP grandmaster clock with support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellation is available now. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/time-frequency-distribution/network-appliances-servers/timeprovider/timeprovider-5000-and-timeprovider-expansion or email email@example.com. For more information about Microsemi's Carrier-grade IEEE 1588 grandmaster clocks, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/time-frequency-distribution/network-appliances-servers/carrier-grade-ntp-and-ptp-solutions.
About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Communications
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including edge and core routers, Ethernet switches, optical transport network (OTN), wireless infrastructure including LTE-A, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, G.fast and DOCSIS3.1.
Microsemi's comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading advancements in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switches and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant PoE systems and components, G.hn, G.fast and xDSL line drivers; innovative voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including state-of–the-art multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 Gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications.
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.
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