PTP Time Synchronization System Configurations

Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization

Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
User Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.9

In this chapter

This chapter describes a collection of typical system configurations for PTP time synchronization utilizing the Napatech PTP features. These examples represent a subset of all possible configurations.

ntservice.ini code lines are included for reference. Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization Configuration describes configuration in general.
Note: PTP time synchronization does not apply to the following SmartNICs.
  • NT50B01
  • NT40A11
  • The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA running Napatech Link-Capture™ Software

PTP network configurations

Napatech SmartNICs can synchronize via PTP over an ordinary Ethernet with standard switches, but the best time synchronization performance is achieved with a PTP-aware network and PTP-aware switches and routers.