OPAL-RT's time synchronization interface, which includes a kit and software driver, allows users to timestamp their models running on a Real-Time Simulator and to perform different synchronization configurations. There are three connectors available:
About IRIG-B, 1PPS and IEEE-1588
IRIG time code B (IRIG-B) is widely used in the electrical power industry. IRIG-B has a pulse rate of 100 pulses-per-second with an index count of 10 milliseconds over its one-second time frame. It contains time-of-year and year information in a BCD format, and (optionally) seconds-of-day in SBS.
A pulse per second (PPS or 1PPS) is an electrical signal that has a width of less than one second and a sharply rising or abruptly falling edge that accurately repeats once per second.
IEEE-1588 is the standard that defines a protocol enabling precise synchronization of clocks in measurement and control systems implemented with technologies such as network communication, local computing and distributed objects.
Visit the communication protocols product reference guide to learn more about the communication protocols, including product lists, and to access user documentation.