Author: Ron Watt

SynCan 2017 – Session Notes Available

SynCan 2017 – Session Notes Available

SynCan 2017, our annual Canadian Synchronization Users’ Meeting, was very well-attended! SynCan 2017 is the event in Canada to learn more about Sync, and how it impacts the experience delivered to your customers.  Each year, SynCan attracts key representatives from Canada’s leading players in Telecom, Wireless, Cable and Utilities. This year’s […]

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Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC)

Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC)

Microchip’s new TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC) solution, based on ITU-T G.8272.1, is a highly accurate, reliable and autonomous source of time, frequency and phase synchronization, regardless of the availability of GNSS. This brief video discusses the concepts around the PRTC, GNSS Vulnerability, and the benefits of ITU-T […]

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Updated: TimePictra 10.6

Updated: TimePictra 10.6

Microchip recently released TimePictra 10.6 with complete support for the Integrated GNSS master solutions, known as the IGM 1100 series. The updated software include: IGM Support: Auto discovery, Full FCAPS support, and standalone AGNSS proxy support Auto Creation of Radius Users, using the Radius Microchip Dictionary Phase (tie) Plots of […]

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GPS Outage on January 25th, 2016

In case you missed it, there was a significant GPS signal interruption on January 25, 2016, that extended into January 26th. Many of our customers understand the potential impact of GPS signal loss. As soon as we found about it, Empowered Networks’ Customer Support proactively reached out to many of […]

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TimeProvider 5000 adds Phase Synch for LTE-A & TDD

TimeProvider 5000 adds Phase Synch for LTE-A & TDD

Microchip’s TimeProvider® 5000 Software Release 2.2.4 adds support for ITU-T G.8275.1, the new PTP Profile for Phase and Time in telecom networks, recently approved by the ITU.  New units ship with support, and deployed units can be software upgraded (with platform maintenance).  Read on for details.

Microchip Webinar: Synchronizing Enterprise Small Cells

Microchip Webinar: Synchronizing Enterprise Small Cells

Microchip’s Eric Colard recently delivered a live webinar, Overcoming high deployment costs of Synchronizing Enterprise Small Cells, that highlights the challenges of distributing phase timing for LTE-Advanced in indoor small cell deployments, and Microchip’s new IGM-1100i solution.  View this post for a recording of the session, the slides presented, and […]

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New Product – Microchip IGM-1100i

New Product – Microchip IGM-1100i

Microchip has announced a new, game-changing solution for indoor small-cell deployments. The new Integrated GNSS Master (IGM-1100i) fully integrates a best-in-class 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna, and uses Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for power and network connectivity. The Microchip indoor wall or ceiling mounted IGM automatically self-configures, locks […]

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Whitepaper – Using Cesium to Backup GPS

Whitepaper – Using Cesium to Backup GPS

Microchip has released a new whitepaper, discussing an alternative approach to addressing Cyber Security issues related to disruption of the communications infrastructure.  This cost-effective approach – backing up GNSS/GPS synchronization sources with a Cesium Clock – has been tested with proven results, including providing the holdover performance needed for phase […]

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