An easy and high precision implementation of IEEE 1588 PTP protocol for real-time Ethernet

Conference: SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2007 - SPS/IPC/DRIVES/Elektrische Automatisierung - Systeme und Komponenten - Fachmesse & Kongress
11/27/2007 - 11/29/2007 at Nürnberg, Germany

Proceedings: SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2007

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Fischer, Albert (National Semiconductor GmbH, Analog Marketing - Interface, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany)

Highly precise synchronized networking is a major requirement to optimize process activities in the factory automation domain. Within the controlled processes, most of the real-time Ethernet standards use a master - slave communication structure, and reserved bandwidth in the data frame, to establish a close coordination of events within nodes on a distributed network. Time critical operations are controlled by local clocks used to sequence the capturing of events and generation of triggers. This paper discusses an alternative solution to implement a 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet physical layer device with integrated hardware support for IEEE 1588.