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The 10 MHz Outputs

Depending on the product configuration, VersaSync offers up to four 10 MHz outputs. To configure these outputs, navigate to:

The 10 MHz signal is provided by the internal oscillator. External 1PPS sources ("references")—if present and valid—are utilized to discipline the oscillator, in other words to correct for oscillator drift (the oscillator cannot discipline to either NTP input, or a User set time, unless in Host Disciplining mode). If no external 1PPS input references that can be used for disciplining are present, the oscillator will be in Freerun mode.

The selected 1PPS input reference (as configured with the Reference Input Priority table) is used to align VersaSync’s on-time point. The on-time point serves to accurately align the outputs, such as the 1PPS output, to the correct time, based on its reference inputs.

With at least one 1PPS reference input available and considered valid, VersaSync’s on-time point is initially slewed over a short duration to align itself with the 1PPS reference (this process can take a few minutes, once an input reference has become available).

VersaSync’s 1PPS output is generated from the oscillator’s 10 MHz output and is aligned to the on-time point. The on-time point of the 1PPS output can be configured to be either the rising or falling edge of the 1PPS signal (by default, the rising edge is the on-time point).

There is a fixed phase relationship between the 1PPS and the 10 MHz outputs, as described below:

  • With oscillator disciplining active (one or more 1PPS references available and valid) and after the on-time point has been initially slewed into alignment with the selected reference, there will always be exactly 10 million counts of the oscillator between each 1PPS output, even while in the Holdover mode (= input references are currently unavailable) and even after input references have become available again.