Silicon Labs acquires Qulsar’s IEEE 1588 software and modules - Embedded.com

Silicon Labs acquires Qulsar’s IEEE 1588 software and modules

Silicon Labs has acquired all IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP) software and module assets from Qulsar. The asset purchase includes all Qulsar modules (PTP master, gateway, boundary clocks and slave clocks) as well as IEEE 1588 servo and stack software, development tools and board support packages for a wide range of applications spanning small cells, optical transport, smart grid, automotive and 5G wireless infrastructure.

IEEE 1588 provides precise network synchronization for 5G infrastructure by distributing time-of-day across packet-based networks. Adoption of 1588 solutions helps eliminate cost, reliability and line-of-sight issues related to GPS time synchronization and enables new 5G services that provide higher bandwidth connectivity while minimizing interference between cell sites.