cPCI timing board can lock to precision signals

October 16, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Designed for critical applications in defence, industrial controls, transportation and communications, the TSync-cPCI time code processor uses Spectracom’s timing and synchronisation engine in a 3U board compliant to PICMG 2.0.

The card can be conduction cooled as specified by ANSI/VITA 30.1-2002. An optional thermal frame is available. It has been tested for shock and vibration to MIL-STD-810F.

The TSync-cPCI timing board can synchronise its clock to various signals including GPS L1 (civilian), encrypted GPS (SAASM), GLONASS L1, IRIG time code, or a precision pulse-per-second signal. A choice of a high precision on-board clock with 5 nsec resolution provides time and frequency accuracy even in the case of loss of the external reference.
The TSync-cPCI board provides precise time to a host computer. It can generate an interrupt at a periodic rate, at a specified time, and/or when a time-tag event occurs. It can also supply a wide variety of time and frequency signals for other devices so the entire system is truly synchronised. Drivers are available for current versions of popular operating systems.

Spectracom;  www.spectracomcorp.com