Conemtech launches Miniaturized IEEE 1588 System


High-performance, low-cost time and frequency synchronization for base stations and smart grids

KISTA, Sweden – – Conemtech, a leading provider of IEEE 1588 synchronization components today announced the new M50 module form factor for high accuracy time and frequency synchronization. The 29x29 mm module sold under the name of M50-34 is targeted for time and frequency masters well as time subscribing devices in telecommunications and smart grid networks.

The launch is made after completing the development of a surface mounted device based on the foundation of previous chip and module developments. This latest module brings the complete subsystem for a synchronized network interface down into a singular device incorporating all the electronic components between the Ethernet transformer and the main processor. It dramatically reduces the components count, simplifies the layout and lowers the board manufacturing cost for products requiring external packet based synchronization. The software development time for the customer is reduced to, at the most, implementing a set of high level HMI commands for the system integration to change a default configuration.

“The new device is heavily requested by companies who find that the present do-it-yourself solutions fall behind in delivering the performance required”, says Ola Andersson, CEO of Conemtech. “We decided to target this product level in the emerging market of packet synchronization to help customers achieve the sufficient network performance earlier. And I am truly proud of our organization having brought this M50 component presented today in such a short time.”

This out-of-the-box technology enables any device with an Ethernet interface to synchronize to a PTP master clock in the network at 100 ns accuracy by just re-wiring the Ethernet interface. The M50 presents a stable synthonized frequency and a precise Pulse Per Second and Time of Day to the slave device. The M50-34 can be used as time source backup for a local GPS as it is able to involve a local time source in the selection process of the best clock in the network.

The M50-34 is sampling by the end of May 2010 and full documentation is available on the website under online resources.

About Conemtech

Conemtech is a fabless semiconductor company and a leading provider of application specific standard products for packet based synchronization. Conemtech’s products are standards compliant and made for very efficient network communications and easy integration in customer equipment. The present applications and customer base are telecom and power grid device manufacturers around the world. The products enable customers to save space, energy and cost for distributed intelligence.

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