Time & Synchronization

Microchip’s SyncServer Now Features BlueSky™ Technology

Microchip’s SyncServer Now Features BlueSky™ Technology

Many stratum 1 time servers get time from GPS, making them vulnerable to GPS jamming and spoofing cybersecurity threats. Microchip’s SyncServer now features BlueSky™ technology to detect GPS jamming and spoofing related anomalies, in real-time, and protect your essential time and frequency outputs. To learn more, access the datasheet here. […]

Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.2 Software is Now Available

Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.2 Software is Now Available

Empowered Networks is pleased to announce Microchip’s TimeProvider 4100 2.2 software is now available. New features support enhanced redundancy, resiliency and security. These robust capabilities offer support to critical infrastructure providers that depend on precise time, high accuracy and reliable, always-on services such as cable, 5G mobile, water utilities, defense […]

Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.1 Software is Now Available

Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.1 Software is Now Available

Empowered is pleased to announce that the 2.1 release features new enhancements that offer the most precise timing and 5G mobile network phase protection available! Most notably, 2.1 includes a Virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC). Virtual PRTC supports the capability to design a redundant precise time distribution architecture for […]

Network Timing: Hidden Security Danger

Network Timing: Hidden Security Danger

Having accurate, reliable and secure Timing throughout your network improves several different network security application areas: Intrusion detection and forensic analysis Log file accuracy, auditing and monitoring Network fault diagnosis and recovery Access security and authentication Scheduled and automated operations

The 5 Dangers of Poor Network Timekeeping

The 5 Dangers of Poor Network Timekeeping

We know there are issues getting NTP Timing from the Internet. These are the five key risks associated with taking time from the public internet: Operations Failure Data Loss Security Holes Potential Legal Liability Loss of Credibility This Microchip Whitepaper details these 5 risks, and what you can do to remediate […]

Is your NTP Server Current, and Up-to-Date?

Is your NTP Server Current, and Up-to-Date?

We’re reaching out to owners of the SyncServer line of NTP Servers, from Microchip (formerly Symmetricom).  If someone else is responsible for NTP and Timing within your organization, please share this post. What’s Happened Over a year ago, Microchip issued the product lifecycle bulletin below: SyncServer S100 / S2xx / […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]