TCA Series

Carrier-Class Time Synchronization

TCA Series time synchronization devices deliver the high precision, high-bandwidth, carrier-class synchronization required for applications in legacy and next-generation IP networks.

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TCA8000TCA8500TCA6000TCA6500
SpecificationsGR-2830, ITU G.811, ANSI T1.101, and NEBS Level 3 compliantGR-2830, ITU G.811, ANSI T1.101, and NEBS Level 3 compliantGR-2830, ITU G.811, and ANSI T1.101GR-2830, ITU G.811, and ANSI T1.101
Internal oscillatorOCXORubidiumOCXOOCXO
Network timing clientN/AN/AIEEE1588-2008 (PTP)IEEE1588-2008 (PTP)
System inputsN/AN/APTP 1588v2PTP 1588v2
GPS RF cable in (optional)
LNA power: 3.3/5 VDC software selectable (only with GPS option)
Sync inputsGPS standard, 2x T1/E1GPS standard, 2x T1/E1N/AN/A
Receiver optionsGPS (L1), 3.3V DC or 5V DCGPS (L1), 3.3V DC or 5V DCN/AN/A
System outputsSystem outputs: 14
T1 or E1 outputs: 8
Composite Clock outputs: 2
System outputs: 14
T1 or E1 outputs: 8
Composite Clock outputs: 2
System outputs: 4
T1 or E1 outputs: 2
10/5/1 MHz outputs: 1 (software selectable)
Connector: BNC, 50 ohm
System outputs: 4
T1 or E1 outputs: 2
10/5/1 MHz outputs: 1 (software selectable)
Connector: BNC, 50 ohm
PPx outputN/AN/APPx outputs: 1
Format: PPM, PPS, PP2S (software selectable)
Signal type: TTL, Pulse
Connector: BNC
PPx outputs: 1
Format: PPM, PPS, PP2S (software selectable)
Signal type: TTL, Pulse
Connector: BNC
Frequency accuracyLocked to GPS or Stratum 1 BITS: 1x10-11
Holdover
Rubidium: 2.5x10-11 24 hour stability
OCXO: 7.0x10-10 24 hour stability
Locked to GPS or Stratum 1 BITS: 1x10-11
Holdover
Rubidium: 2.5x10-11 24 hour stability
OCXO: 7.0x10-10 24 hour stability
N/AN/A
Timing accuracyLocked to GPS: ±100 ns to GPS
Holdover
Rubidium: <3 µs to GPS for 24 hours 32° to 122° F ±41° F (0° to +50° C ±5°)
OCXO: <60 µs to GPS output for 24 hours
Locked to GPS: ±100 ns to GPS
Holdover
Rubidium: <3 µs to GPS for 24 hours 32° to 122° F ±41° F (0° to +50° C ±5°)
OCXO: <60 µs to GPS output for 24 hours
N/AN/A
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.5 x 1.75 x 12 in (44.45 x 4.45 x 30.48 cm)17.5 x 1.75 x 12 in (44.45 x 4.45 x 30.48 cm)8.5 x 1.75 x 10.5 in (21.59 x 4.45 x 26.7 cm); rack mountable with optional tray8.5 x 1.75 x 10.5 in (21.59 x 4.45 x 26.7 cm); rack mountable with optional tray
Power System48 VDC nominal (30 to 60 VDC)48 VDC nominal (30 to 60 VDC)48 VDC nominal (18 to 60 VDC); dual feeds (redundant); AC option via adapter48 VDC nominal (18 to 60 VDC); dual feeds (redundant); AC option via adapter
Power Consumption20 W20 WN/AN/A
Operating Temperature32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)-40° to +122° F (-40° to +65° C)-40° to +122° F (-40° to +65° C)
EMCFCC Part 15FCC Part 15FCC Part 15, Class A, CEFCC Part 15, Class A, CE
SafetyTÜV, North America and EuropeTÜV, North America and EuropeTÜV, North America and EuropeTÜV, North America and Europe
RoHSLevel 6Level 6Level 6Level 6
Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing5% to 95% noncondensing0% to 85% noncondensing0% to 85% noncondensing
  • TCA6000

    TCA6000 Timing Client receives IEEE1588-2008 timing packets over an IP network and delivers ITU Stratum 3 clock outputs to synchronize equipment.

  • TCA6500

    TCA6500 Timing Client receives IEEE1588-2008 timing packets over an IP network and delivers ITU Stratum 3 clock outputs to synchronize equipment.

  • TCA8000

    TCA8000 Timing Server is a primary reference source (PRS) that functions as an IEEE1588-2008 (PTP) grandmaster clock.

  • TCA8500

    TCA8500 Timing Server is a primary reference source that functions as an IEEE1588-2008 (PTP) grandmaster clock and maintains Stratum 2 synchronization.

  • Superior hardware-based timestamping

    Superior hardware-based timestamping provides TCA Series with unparalleled Precision Time Protocol (PTP) accuracy at wire speed.

  • Accuracy for time-critical applications

    Enables time-critical applications to be accurately deployed, and enables correct tracking of events critical for audit, compliance, discovery, and general business applications.

  • Precise time distribution

    TCA Series devices use standard time references, then precisely distribute the time information to every location and device in the network at wire speed.