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Implementing IEEE 1588

IEEE 1588

For further information contact

kang.lee [at] (Kang Lee)
301 975 6604 Telephone
301 990 3851 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive,
M/S 8223
Gaithersburg, MD

Questions and Guidelines:

The implementation of this standard is facilitated by building on the experience of others. Implementers of IEEE 1588 are encouraged to submit questions or supply appropriate material for inclusion on this page. The items presented in this section are solely the views of the authors and do not represent official interpretations of the IEEE or NIST. Please send questions or material to kang.lee [at] (Kang Lee) for consideration. 

Interpretations of the meaning of a portion of the IEEE-1588 standard: 

Questions concerning the meaning of a portion of the standard can only be resolved by procedures established by the IEEE. Interpretations are issued to explain and clarify the intent of the standard and are not intended to constitute an alteration to the original standard or to supply consulting information. Any changes to the standard are made only through revisions or supplements to the standard. See the IEEE Standards Interpretations page on the IEEE Standards Association web site for the details on submitting requests for interpretation. 

Requests for interpretations should be sent to:

l.gargiulo [at] (Secretary, IEEE-SA Standards Board)

445 Hoes Lane

P.O. Box 1331

Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA

 IEEE-1588 interpretations can only be issued after a vote of an IEEE designated committee. These interpretations are available from the IEEE Standards Association. 


Implementers should note the 'Patent notice' on page iii of the standard indicating that letters of assurance have been filed with respect to this standard. Information about this filing and the patent policy of the IEEE may be found on the IEEE-SA Standards Board web site.

Created October 22, 2010, Updated August 25, 2016