PTP Time Synchronization System Configurations

Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization

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Napatech SmartNIC
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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 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.