EC: PTC1000 clock converter

Network Integration — Network Hardware: The Kyland PTC1000 clock converter is an IEEE1588 Precision Time Protocol to IRIG-B/PPS clock convertor specially designed to enable the time synchronization for conventional devices in an IEEE1588 system. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
By Control Engineering October 20, 2014

Kyland PTC1000 clock converterThe Kyland PTC1000 clock converter is the world’s first IEEE1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) to IRIG-B/PPS clock convertor specially designed to enable the time synchronization for conventional devices in an IEEE1588 system. With the conversion from IEEE1588 PTP to IRIG-B and PPS (pulse per second), conventional industrial devices such as protection relays with IRIG-B interface or PPS interface can now easily attach to a IEEE1588 time distribution network via Ethernet. It is the most economical and convenient solution to migrate and to merge the existing devices into the "future-proofing" IEEE1588 PTP network with high precision time synchronization in any hybrid industrial control systems.

Key features of the PTC1000 include:

  • Supports IEEE1588v2, synchronization accuracy ±100 ns
  • Supports ITU-T.G.8261/G.8262 SyncE, synchronization accuracy ±50 ns with SyncE enabled
  • Supports C37.238 Power Profile
  • Supports C37.118 Standard for Synchrophasors in Power Systems
  • Supports IRIG-B format: B000, B002, B003, B120, B122, B123. Newly added: B001, B004, B005, B006, B007, B121, B124, B125, B126, B127, B1344 DCLS, B1344 AM
  • Compliant with IEC61850-3 and IEEE1613.

The PTC1000 provides one 100 M fiber/copper port for IEEE1588 input and max 4 10/100Base-TX RJ45 Ethernet ports, eliminating the need of an additional Ethernet switch in locations where between one to four IEDs exist, and also several conventional timing signal including 1 PPS output, 2 IRIG-B TTL outputs, 2 IRIG-B AM modulation outputs and 1 IRIG-B RS422 output. It supports both vertical and horizontal DIN-Rail installation.

Kyland Technology Co. Ltd., www.kyland.com