September 23, 2018 -- SoCe keeps pushing the improvement of its IP Cores in order to fit the the needs of their customers. This time, we are happy to announce that the last update of the 1588Tiny IP Core adds support for Layer-3 PTP Operation.
1588Tiny is a hardware-only IEEE 1588-2008 V2 Slave Only compliant clock synchronization IP core for Xilinx FPGAs. It is focused on equipments that require basic IEEE1588 functionality using the minimum resources. 1588Tiny is capable of accurately timestamp IEEE 1588 frames and provide a synchronized clock using only hardware modules (accuracy in the nanosecond range). Neither an embedded processor, nor a generic Ethernet MAC are required. Furthermore, 1588Tiny includes an optimized Ethernet MAC to process PTP frames.
IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a packet-based protocol for synchronizing clocks on a local area network (LAN). This protocol is able to synchronize networked clocks with an accuracy down to the nanosecond range.