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    IEEE 1588TMStandard for A Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems

    Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Sensor Technology TC-9

    IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society


    This standard defines a protocol and time-sensitive components enabling precise synchronization of clocks in distributed systems.The protocol is applicable to systems communicating by local area networks including, but not limited to, Ethernet. The protocol enables heterogeneous systems that include clocks of various inherent precision, resolution, and stability to synchronize to a grandmaster clock. The protocol supports system-wide synchronization accuracy in the sub-microsecond range with minimal network and local clock computing resources. The standard specifies how to customize the protocol for specific application domains using a profile. The technology defined by IEEE 1588 is currently being used in the following industries: telecommunications, power generation and distribution, industrial automation, robotics, data acquisition, test and measurement, financial.



    P1588 Working Group (Formally referred to as IEEE IM/ST/PNCS Working Group)

    The IEEE 1588 working group is charged with the maintenance and any future

    revisions of the IEEE 1588 Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization
    Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems (also known at PTP).



    P1588 Working Group Officers 

    Chair: Doug Arnold

    Vice-chair: Rodney Cummings

    Secretary: Silvana Rodrigues

    Editor: John MacKay

    I&M Society TC-9 Sponsor: Kang Lee


    Contact Information

    Doug Arnold (doug.arnold@meinberg-usa.com)  

    Rodney Cummings (rodney.cummings@ni.com)  

    Kang Lee (kang.lee@ieee.org)




    Persons representing organizations implementing IEEE 1588 are strongly urged to participate in the P1588 working group.


    To join the IEEE P1588 WG, we ask that you please:

    1. provide consent to the IEEE Privacy Policy by completing the following online form and indicating “Standards Development Activities and Tools” as the “Applicable Program”: https://engagestandards.ieee.org/IEEE-SA-Privacy-Policy-Acceptance.html. See more details below.
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      Silvana Rodrigues
      IEEE P1588 Working Group Secretary

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    For more information:

    See our public website at: https://sagroups.ieee.org/1588/




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