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K60 Ethernet 1588 Capabilities when used with non 1588 PHY's

Question asked by pmt on May 21, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2012 by tenfy zhang


The K60 series comes with Ethernet 1588 capabilities.  My question is does the 1588 provide any useful incremental functionality when not using the 1588 hardware clocking lines, or using a non-1588 capable PHY?  That is, is the 1588 hardware internal to the K60 able to operate at the Ethernet packet level and provide some level of time synchronization benefit, or is external hardware a requirement to make this useful?