Hardware-Assisted IEEE 1588* Implementation: White Paper
This document describes a hardware-assisted IEEE 1588* implementation with the IXP46X product line. An overview of the 1588 standard is presented, and the general pros and cons of hardware- versus software-oriented 1588 implementations are discussed. Detailed descriptions of both the 1588 hardware logic in IXP46X network processors an...d the Intel XScale®-based software-programming model are provided. Examples of 1588 applications are also included.
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