VeEX has debuted the VePAL TX130M+, a purpose built tester to validate next generation packet synchronization technologies implemented in mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet networks. The unit is a handheld solution capable of emulating both master and slave clocks according to ITU-T G.8261 SyncE and IEEE1588v2 standards. This is particularly useful for carriers since either one or both these protocols can be implemented in the mobile network or cell site depending on deployment scenario.
The TX130M+ measures packet delay variation (PDV) and also captures and decodes the PTP messages, which are used to achieve and maintain synchronization per the IEEE1588v2 standard. Precision time protocol, commonly referred to as PTP, enables the precise transfer of frequency and time to synchronize clocks over packet-based Ethernet networks. This is critical in next generation LTE networks or latency sensitive applications.
Mobile operators that are still in the process of migrating their networks from legacy TDM to packet-based backhaul, will benefit from the range of DSn/PDH and Ethernet interfaces and test features available on the TX130M+ tester.