ToPSync® Firmware Release 5.1 for the ACS9510: Semtech Introduces SyncE Hybrid Mode and Single-Chip Boundary Clock
The new firmware delivers best in class time accuracy while driving
down the cost of time delivery systems for 2G, 3G & LTE networks
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the release of a new ToPSync®
firmware update for the ACS9510.
Semtech's TopSync platform provides signal timing for legacy and
next-generation wireless networks. The platform delivers a complete
IEEE1588v2 precision time protocol (PTP) solution that makes it possible
for wireless carriers to build their backhaul networks using low-cost
Ethernet-based wireless services.
The ACS9510 is a 360 pin, 20 mm x 20 mm, 1 mm pitch multi-role device
that can be used to provide synchronous equipment timing source (SETS)
functionality in traditional TDM equipment (TDM timing mode) as well as
standards-based timing for equipment used in packet switched networks
(PTP grandmaster and PTP slave modes). The ToPSync version 5.1 firmware
release implements major advances in time alignment performance while
enabling significant savings in cost.
ACS9510 is a fully integrated and configurable synchronization platform.
Thanks to its ability to perform as a PTP master, slave or boundary
clock as well as natively manage layer one clocks, the ACS9510 can
operate in any point of the timing delivery network. Internal
ITU-compliant SETS functions reduce the necessity for external
components, such as PLLs or frequency translators, because the ACS9510
manages all layer one sync requirements. The ToPSync software is
self-contained within the ACS9510 device and no real-time process is
required on any external CPU. The combination of embedded PLLs and
algorithms makes the ACS9510 simple to integrate, allowing wireless
equipment customers to meet tight time-to-market requirements.
"We are excited by the major advances in time alignment performance and
significant cost savings brought by release 5.1. Throughout trials with
tier one carriers, the innovative hybrid Sync-E/PTP algorithm performed
with an accuracy better than 100 nanoseconds even with low cost TCXOs,"
said Rich Lansdowne, Director of Advanced Communications at Semtech.
"Release 5.1 also allows a single ACS9510 to operate as a fully
compliant IEEE 1588 boundary clock offering carriers unparalleled
flexibility of deployment."
The newly released ToPSync 5.1 firmware enables a single ACS9510 device
to operate as a full IEEE 1588 boundary clock via two independently
configurable slave and master PTP ports. Release 5.1 marks the
introduction of hybrid mode, a new operation where an external clock,
such as sync-Ethernet 25 MHz clock, is interleaved with PTP to deliver
better time delivery performance than PTP alone.
Semtech system-on-chip timing solutions integrate custom designed
algorithms and dedicated hardware in a single device to provide
best-in-class accuracy, reliability and implementation cost for systems
vendors. Sub-microsecond timing accuracy is a critical requirement of
modern telecom networks. The Semtech approach enables an overall timing
architecture that network operators will find both flexible and of the
Key Features of the ACS9510
A single ACS9510 device can operate as a full IEEE 1588 boundary clock
and provides two independently configurable slave and a master PTP
Addition of hybrid mode, a new mode of operation that interleaves with
PTP to deliver better time delivery performance than PTP alone.
Improved algorithm provides top-of-the-class performance in situations
of critical PDV.
Telecommunications: 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE Base Stations, Switches, Routers,
Industrial / Energy: Synchrophasors, industrial switches, routers.
Financial: Synchronized trading floors.
Pricing and Availability
The AC9510 ToPSync firmware release 5.1 is available immediately as a
free upgrade for ACS9510 owners. Semtech offers comprehensive design
assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Datasheets,
volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and
samples, are available upon request.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal
semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and
industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering
community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to
reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment.
Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and
manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for
resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the
NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information,
Semtech, the Semtech logo and ToPSync are
registered marks of Semtech Corporation.
Pauline Cadena, 805-389-2755
Source: Semtech Corporation
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