Topic/Summary: The broadcast industry is migrating towards an all-IP environment. One critical aspect needing to enable the transition is the accurate distribution of synchronization to all end stations in campus/WAN and studio/LAN scenarios over Ethernet/IP. SMPTE has recently standardized ST-2059-2, the Professional Broadcast Applications profile, based on IEEE1588 standard. This presentation will introduce the basics of Precise Time Protocol (PTP) operation, the greenfield and brownfield deployment scenarios, the details of the SMPTE profile, generic equipment design and the challenges of deploying the technology (such as QoS and the impact of packet jitter).
Presenter Bio: Peter Meyer is System Architect Manager for the Timing BU of Microsemi, where he has been involved with timing and synchronization for over 15 years, covering legacy analog, TDM digital and more recently Ethernet/IP technologies. He represents Microsemi at many international standards development organizations including SMPTE, the IEEE1588 (edition 3) working group and ITU-T Question 13 synchronization group.