NI PCI-1588 Interface IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol Synchronization Interface

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  • Submicrosecond synchronization over Ethernet
  • Universal PCI connector for operation in 5 V and 3.3 V slots
  • Standard RJ-45 Ethernet plug and CAT 5 cabling
  • Auto-MDI capable for use with straight-through or crossover cables
  • Ideal for distributed measurement and remote industrial control applications
  • Compatible with IEEE 1588-2008 (IEC 61588:2009)
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The National Instruments PCI-1588 uses the IEEE 1588-2002 precision time protocol to synchronize clocks and events with other IEEE 1588-based instruments or computers. The NI PCI-1588 uses a standard RJ-45 Ethernet plug and CAT 5 cabling. It is capable of operating as either an IEEE 1588 master or slave clock module. An onboard FPGA automatically adjusts the frequency and phase of an onboard IEEE 1588 clock. The NI PCI-1588 interface synchronizes its clock with other IEEE 1588-capable devices through a built-in Ethernet port. With this synchronized time base, it can also synchronize events using (1) three general-purpose PFI lines for synchronizing non-1588 devices such as traditional instruments or PLCs via SMB connectors on the PCI bracket and (2) a RTSI interface for synchronizing other PCI instruments in the same PC.

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Each NI PCI-1588 requires:

NI PCI-1588

NI PCI-1588 and Accessories

NI PCI-1588 - 779497-01 Qty $ 632 each
Optional Accessories
SMB 210 Cable, Dual SMB Plug to Dual SMB Plug Coax, 50 Ohm (1m) - 188858-01
Qty $ 110 each
Qty $ 67 each

Subtotal: $ 632

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