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Join our Sync MasterClass to understand how Synchronisation & Timing are mission critical - Chronos Technology

Join our Sync MasterClass to understand how Synchronisation & Timing are Mission Critical

Time is an invisible utility – accurate and traceable time, frequency & phase are becoming increasingly important fundamental enablers of all modern technologies.​

As 5G is rolled out and 6G is being defined new concepts and new network architectures have had huge impacts on core, transport and radio network design – these impacts have included much more stringent time-alignment requirements towards the edge of the network which have lead to increased use of an array of synchronisation techniques. Other sectors such as power-distribution, financial services, data-centres, broadcast and automotive are seeing timing & synchronisation accuracy requirements become ever more challenging to support new and enhanced services.​

The Chronos Synchronisation MasterClass illustrates exactly what the state-of-the-art is and highlights the inter-dependencies in all areas of timing & synchronisation. Covering all aspects of time, phase & frequency generation, distribution & consumption the 2-day course covers everything from fundamental principles right up to the latest technological challenges faced by virtualisation & quantum technologies.​

Physical & Packet-layer techniques covered include SyncE, NTP, PTP and their application in power-systems, data-centres, 5G & fixed networks. The latest standards from the ITU, IEEE, IEC and the IETF are covered along with examples of existing network architectures​

Courses are held regularly at Chronos’ HQ, Stowfield House, in the UK or Chronos can come to you and deliver the course at your location. ​

The next course taking place at Stowfield House will be in September 2024. Dates to be advised soon!

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Course Details

The MasterClass course can be tailored to meet specific client needs, but will include the following essential elements:

  • Introduction to Synchronisation
  • Fundamental Concepts: Frequency, Phase, Time, Oscillators & Phase Locked Loops
  • Sources of time & frequency: Atomic clocks, UTC, GNSS & LF radio systems
  • Synchronisation Elements: clock sources, network clocks and distribution techniques
  • Standards: relevant requirements from the ITU, ETSI, IETF & IEEE
  • Quality Metrics & Testing: test equipment & what/when to measure
  • Networks: Time & Phase Synchronisation
  • Core Networks: SyncE, SDH & DWDM
  • Core Networks: Packed based Synchronisation NTP, PTPv2 and others
  • Enterprise & Datacenter Synchronisation
  • Leased Line & Access Networks
  • Mobile Networks including 5G
  • Architecture & Planning
Prior Knowledge

It is assumed that attendees have some basic understanding of telecommunications transmission & networking. An overview of some core networking technologies such as SDH, PDH or DWDM / OTN would be beneficial.

The course is suitable for:

  • Sales and bid preparation staff
  • Network planners and architects
  • Engineers and technicians
  • Operations and maintenance staff
  • Customer liaison staff
  • Network management staff
  • Senior line management of staff involved with sync issues

The course cost includes:

Refreshments and lunch on days one and two

Dinner day one (The Speech House, Coleford)

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Delegates generally stay at The Speech House, Coleford. Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course, however, the Chronos corporate rate applies.

Alternative Accommodation

There are a number of alternative hotels in the Ross-on-Wye area. Click on this link to view them.

The Chronos difference

Chronos has delivered its industry leading Synchronisation MasterClass to more than 1,700 UK and overseas manufacturers and operators since 1999. Contact us to register your interest in attending a course or to arrange in-house sessions tailored to your requirements.

"After the Sync MasterClass we started measuring our mobile network and quite soon found the cause of problems for poor handover and missed calls in the network. We subsequently attended a sync course delivered by another company. I have to say that the Chronos Synchronisation MasterClass is the one to choose." Tomas Johansson Transmission Engineer, Banverket HK, Railway Communication Section (Sweden)

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Chris spoke with authority, knowledge and confidence on all subjects be those sync or telecoms based. The Best Course I have Ever Attended

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