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 to GNSS signals, and provides precise frequency and phase synchronization signals. The IGM entirely eliminates the need for an outdoor GNSS antenna, and associated cabling and deployment costs, a significant hurdle for cost-effective indoor small cell deployments.
To learn more about the how the new IGM-1100i addresses the challenges of phase timing for indoor small cell deployments, view this webinar recording. More specifics are available in the IGM-1100i Product Brief, The Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) – Easily Bring GNSS PTP Timing Indoors.