Microsemi Enhances IEEE 1588 Solution Offerings with Complete Telecom Profile for Phase Supporting Partially Aware Networks

Updated Software Enables Customers to Implement Phase Synchronization with Existing Networks

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of a phase-compliant embedded solution enabling IEEE 1588 across a wide variety of applications. The API 4.7 release of the company's software suite adds support for the ITU-T G.8275.2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) profile for timing and phase with partial timing support. This is complemented by new enhancements to Microsemi's TimeProvider® series TP2700 and TP5000 PTP Grandmaster system product lines. The new updates provide significant benefits to customers, allowing them to implement phase synchronization in switches and routers in networks which are not completely phase-aware, without having to replace unaware nodes or any major infrastructure in the network—reducing costs and improving time to market.

"As a leader in synchronization and IEEE 1588 end-to-end solutions, we are pleased to deliver this expansion of our portfolio, enabling customers to enhance their performance capabilities with ease as industry standards continue to evolve," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "As we ensure our customers have access to the foremost solutions in this area of our expertise, differentiating our offerings from competitors will continue to be a priority for our team."

The new software release leverages Microsemi's synchronization expertise to provide a complete, high performance synchronization solution enabling IEEE 1588 across a wide variety of equipment and applications. Target applications include carrier/edge routers and wireless backhaul, for which Microsemi's IEEE 1588 solutions have been deployed with all major tier one communications equipment manufacturers since the standards inception in 2008.

Microsemi's TimeProvider series of PTP Grandmaster systems are deployed in over 300 networks worldwide to support packet based synchronization requirements in mobile networks. The new ITU-T G. 8275.2 PTP profile for timing and phase, with partial timing support, is designed to be compatible with existing carrier networks and synchronization assets to add additional time and phase support needed for evolving LTE requirements. With these devices, customers can leverage and expand their existing deployed solutions for PTP frequency synchronization to meet the new needs for time/phase synchronization.

According to market research firm IHS, the global total 1G/2.5G/10G/25G/40G/100G port market, which is facilitated by IEEE 1588 and includes enterprise Ethernet switches and routers, as well as other communications equipment, grew to $44 billion in 2015 with an average growth of 6 percent through 2020.

Microsemi's new software interfaces to Microsemi's time synchronization algorithm and software programmable clock generators, such as the ZL3034x, ZL3036x and ZL3072x product families of clock generation and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) devices. It also interfaces to 1588-capable PHY and switches with integrated timestamping.

Product Availability
Microsemi's phase-compliant solution is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-and-synchronization/ieee-1588#ieee-1588-profiles or email sales.support@microsemi.com. For more information on Microsemi's timing and frequency product lines, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/time-frequency-distribution/network-appliances-servers/carrier-grade-ntp-and-ptp-solutions.

About Microsemi's Communications/Network Infrastructure Systems
Microsemi offers a complete portfolio of networking, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and precise time and frequency products that span all levels of integration, including integrated circuits (ICs), components for embedded applications, Ethernet switching, PoE or timing and synchronization systems, and turnkey timescales for customers around the world. Offering these devices to customers in the communications, aerospace, defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries, Microsemi's Ethernet products facilitate high-speed elastic Ethernet services. These products include PoE systems, Ethernet switches, hubs and midspan injectors from one to 24 ports supporting up to 95 watts (W) per port in indoor, indoor-to-outdoor and outdoor configurations, as well as Energy Efficient Power-over-Ethernet (EEPoE™). The portfolio includes the PowerView™ Pro management suite, which allows smart configuration and monitor of PoE in a network.

Microsemi's timing, synchronization systems and TimePictra™ software generate, distribute, apply and monitor precise time used in telecom, enterprise, data centers, and government systems and networks. Microsemi enables customers to build state-of-the-art reliable, secure and precise networks using advanced timing technologies, atomic and synchronization solutions. The timing solutions delivered to customers are based on finely tuned and customized products based on precise timing standards including GPS, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Timing Protocol (NTP), SyncE and DOCSIS® timing. To learn more visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/1053-systems-a-sub-systems.

About Microsemi's Timing and Synchronization Product Portfolio
As a global provider of advanced timing and synchronization solutions, Microsemi offers a complete portfolio of precise time and frequency products that span all levels of integration, from integrated circuits, to components for embedded applications, to timing and synchronization systems, to turnkey timescales for customers around the world. Microsemi's embedded timing solutions include component clocks, such as the rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) and the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), with best-in-class performance for their respective power consumption levels, as well as modules, providing GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDOs) and bus level timing. At the systems level, solutions offered by the company generate, distribute and apply precise time for the communications, aerospace, defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Customers range from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide. Using the technology offered by Microsemi, customers are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. These systems support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. To learn more, visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/3425-timing-synchronization.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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