b-plus offers several solutions for the temporal synchronisation of systems. The functional scope, the accuracy of the time base and the support of hardware time stamping are divided into 2 basic packages:
Ethernet hardware supported time synchronization: CTSS - Cluster TimeSynchronization Service
Platform internal synchronization of the interfaces with a hardware Interface- Platform TimeSynchronization Service
The Platform Time Synchronization Service extends time synchronization within a system by hardware-based time stamping. This allows different components (e. g. additional network interfaces or GPIOs) to be synchronized. In addition to the system time and the internal oscillator of the network interface, other components such as GPS can now also be used as a time base.
PTSS requires a hardware connection of the components on the signal level for synchronization and is only available in combination with CTSS. For this reason, this PTP form is currently only available in BRICK CORE COM and is available as an XTSS_BRICK package with system-specific adaptations.