The 23rd Annual NIST-ATIS Synchronization Workshop

June 9 - 12, 2014 San Josè, California

The NIST-ATIS Workshop on Synchronization in Telecommunication Systems (WSTS) is the premier North American event focused on state-of-the-art clock synchronization issues. With a steering group of 25 leading international experts, the workshop provides in-depth coverage of industry-critical issues while maintaining product and company neutrality.

Time and frequency synchronization are critical enablers of next generation communications systems as well as the Internet of Things. The NIST-ATIS workshop highlights both developing sync requirements and deployment strategies for new sync systems and standards. This makes WSTS your primary source for information about the effects of evolving synchronization systems on network operators and equipment manufacturers.

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June 9, 2014

On Monday afternoon, WSTS-2014 will offer a background tutorial that covers the basics of synchronization and timing. It provides a foundation to allow attendees to better appreciate the expert material covered in the information-packed regular sessions. The tutorial covers:

  • Fundamentals of synchronization and timing
  • Synchronization implications in TDM (Time Division Multiplexed) and packet-switched networks
  • Synchronization in non-telecom industries such as Utilities and Financial Applications
  • Clocks, clock models and metrics for quantifying clock performance
  • Atomic clocks and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Time transfer protocols including PTP (Precision Timing Protocol) and NTP (Network Time Protocol) as well as packet-based clock metrics
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