Microchip TimeProvider 5000

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The Microchip's TimeProvider 5000 is an IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster Clock that enables communications service providers to build a stable, robust and reliable network infrastructure. An NTP server option and expansion shelf capabilities that include PTP and Synchronous Ethernet make this timing and synchronization system capable of supporting network needs today and in the future. A carrier-grade design with flexible capabilities is vital to enable circuit to packet network migration for high-speed data services and wireless backhaul, and to deliver 4G/LTE, LTE-Advanced, 5G wireless, as well as broadband multimedia to the network edge and customer premise. The latest release includes IPv6 options for PTP and NTP services, as well as expanded GNSS support options including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo.


  • IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster with support for PTP telecom profiles

  • Highly scalable PTP grandmaster supports 2000 PTP clients at full 128 messages per second rate

  • Redundant hardware: inputs, outputs, clock, and power

  • Hardware-based packet processing

  • Quartz and Rubidium holdover clocks options

  • User configurable PTP profiles with IPv4 and IPv6 support

  • Supports the latest ITU PTP profiles including ITU-T G.8265.1, ITU-T G.8275.1, ITU-T G.8275.2 and ITU-T G.8272 PRTC

  • Synchronous Ethernet support with optical SFPs

  • Single or dual GNSS inputs with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou options

  • E1/T1 inputs and outputs

  • Optical and electrical interfaces (100/1000 Base-T, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX)

  • 10 MHz / 1 PPS support

  • PTP and carrier grade NTP server (optional)

  • PTP probe for PDV measurement (optional)

  • Fully interoperable with standards based clients

  • No performance degradation as client capacity grows

  • Simultaneously supports both PTP and NTP elements in your network

  • Capabilities grow with TimeProvider expansion products