GPS-MXS is a Time and Frequency multi-output signal generator (PPS, 10 MHz). It differs from other apparatus for signal synchronization because all the previous devices have been regulated exclusively by GPS. Currently the GPS is surely the best support tool to control signals, ensuring known reliability. Downside is that it's totally under control of the US Department of Defense, and as such, presents technical and geopolitical risks.
GPS-MXS is innovative, because allows the possibility of using alternative sources, so as to ensure continuous operation, regardless of any fault or degradation of GPS system. Has four differents input for four source types. The traditional source, until now used for every apparatus Digital Instruments, and more generally, for synchronization applications.
External Reference (Ext): supports many types of time (1 PPS) and frequency (1 MHz, 2 MHz, 2.048 MHz, 5 MHz, 10 MHz) signals, which can be provided independently. These inputs can be supplied with signals from high-precision clock as Cesium, Rubidium or MASER, depending of the network's type.
E1/T1: This signals work at nominal value of 2.048/1.536 Mbps and are widely used in digital communications over the world (except Japan). Can be used to spread the synchronization from a device, used as Master, connected to high-quality source (GPS if possible, or atomic clock), to the Slave devices all over the territory, through SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) protocol, used for transmission of data over cable or optical fiber.
IEEE 1588: time and frequency reference trasported over Ethernet networks that can support it. The feature of GPS-MXS to be able to handle different types of signal, making it the ideal device to operate in areas of crucial importance for the future of telecommunications.
Another interesting feature of GPS-MXS is the possibility to characterize the quality of the sources provided to the apparatus through the analisys of the ratio δf/f of each source.