SyncServer S650 M-Code Time Server for Secure Military Communication Systems, Radar and Networks Reliant on GPS Signals


ByDinesh Kumar 0

SyncServer S650 M-Code Time Server from Microchip Technology

SyncServer S650 M-Code time server from Microchip Technology Inc. is approved the first time and frequency instrument with embedded GPS M-code receiver to be used in support of military communication systems, radars, and networks by the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate of the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The S650 M-Code equipped time and frequency server provides a secure, accurate, flexible platform for synchronizing mission-critical electronic systems and instrumentation.

The SyncServer S650 M-Code acts as a secured time and frequency instrument with a fully integrated M-code GPS receiver for the DoD (Department of Defense) programs that require jam-resistant encrypted time and frequency signals from the GPS military M-Code Precise Positioning Service (PPS).

Features of SyncServer S650 M-Code

  • Four standard GbE ports, all with patented NTP hardware time stamping, with two additional 10 GbE ports optional
  • Contains most popular timing signal inputs/outputs standard in the base timing I/O module (IRIG B, 10 MHz, 1PPS)
  • Web-based management with the high-security cipher suite
  • Rubidium atomic clock or OCXO oscillator upgrades
  • Superior 10 MHz low phase noise options

The SyncServer S650 M-Code is a rack-mounted server device that synchronizes to the atomic clocks aboard GPS satellites via M-Code, it also leverages new technology for enhanced anti-jamming protection and further hardening against spoofing, this results in greater accuracy and improved operator ease of use for key loading.

The CA-Code GPS and M-Code are harder to jam than the commercial CA-Code or SAASM P(Y) signal, hence they provide a more secure signal with greater accuracy. The SyncServer S650 M-Code can utilize Microchip’s FlexPort technology for multiport, user-definable output signal configurations for inter-range Instrumentation Group (IRIF) time codes, pulses and a variety of signal types that are used in military communication, radars and network system synchronization. This is coupled with an NTP Reflector technology for robust-security, accuracy, and reliability of network-based time services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP) and the Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

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