Deploying Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 PTP v2 in Industrial Networks for Deterministic Real-Time Communication

California, U.S.A., October 2017 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions offers “Top technologies” to enable all-Ethernet Backhaul.

The advancement in industrial networking demands require new generation sophisticated Industrial Ethernet switches such as Ethernet Direct. Today’s networks frequency and time synchronization over network elements is a key requirement for time-sensitive networking. Ethernet is widely deployed for data transmission due to low cost and high bandwidth. However, frequency and time synchronization between network elements over Ethernet is a key challenge and Ethernet Direct offers the solution in our new industrial devices by supporting both ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol.

Here is a highlight of the two protocols for better understanding:

  • Synchronized Ethernet (SyncE) supports frequency synchronization over Ethernet by leveraging the Ethernet physical layer. IEEE 1588 PTP v2 is used for frequency and time synchronization over asynchronous networks.
  • SyncE and IEEE 1588 are ToP technologies that serve to synchronize clock frequency across devices in the Ethernet backhaul network and improve clock accuracy to satisfy the timing requirements of time-sensitive networking applications

Real-time Automation can be achieved using Ethenet Direct time-sensitive industrial networking switches. Precise synchronization can be deployed in Industrial 4.0 evolution and the following applications.

  • Telecommunications
  • Power Plants
  • Industrial Automation
  • Test & Measurement
  • Robotic Control

To know more about SyncE & IEEE 1588 PTP v2 products, please call 1-888-895-8256 or e-mail

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