Time Synchronization Modes

Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization

Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
User Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.10

In this section

This section describes the 4 different time synchronization modes that are supported by the NT SmartNICs. The 4 modes apply to different usage scenarios, and they are described in these subsections:
Note: Only the subsection OS Time Synchronization applies to the following SmartNICs.
  • NT400D11
  • NT50B01
  • NT40A11
  • The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA running Napatech Link-Capture™ Software

In addition to the 4 different time synchronization modes, the SmartNIC time stamp clock can be free-running based on the local oscillator in the SmartNIC.