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IEEE 1588 News
- What is the role of the 1588 clock?
The 1588 clock typically is used in a sensor component in one of two ways:
- To generate a timestamp at the moment the data is acquired, or
- As a mechanism to generate the acquisition trigger by comparing the time of the 1588 clock to a specified 'trigger time' provided to the component as part of the application.
Since 1588 clocks in all system components will be synchronized to a specified uncertainty, data or actions of system components based on these clocks will also be synchronized according to the application specifications.