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IEEE Provides Ethernet Support for Time Distribution and Synchronization Protocols


PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced the ratification of IEEE 802.3bfTM-2011, Ethernet support for time synchronization protocols. An amendment to the IEEE 802.3TM Ethernet standard, IEEE 802.3bf provides the hardware support for time distribution and synchronization protocols, e.g., IEEE 1588TM and IEEE 802.1ASTM -2011. This amendment to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard paves the way for the rapid adoption of the IEEE 802.1TM Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) protocol technologies in existing and future networks. Read More