EndRun introduces compact, high-performance time and frequency standard

June 15, 2020  - By

New GPS-synchronized Ninja Precision Timing Module provides a myriad of time and frequency outputs with high performance in a small, low-power platform.

Photo: EndRun

Photo: EndRun

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, has released the high-performance Ninja Precision Timing Module (PTM). The third-generation Ninja — optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP) — can be easily integrated into 1U host systems or deployed as a cost-effective standalone solution.

The resilient GPS-synchronized Ninja is based on the core of EndRun’s Meridian II Precision TimeBase instrument. Up to nine optional, user configurable, time and frequency outputs are available with accuracy, stability and ultra-low phase noise. Ninja’s network interface includes a robust Network Time Protocol (NTP) server as well as secure management.

Three OCXO reference oscillators are available to meet price-performance requirements. Advanced users can optimize Ninja with EndRun’s innovative Real-Time Ionospheric Corrections (RTIC) to directly measure and compensate for ionospheric delay of received GPS signals in real-time.

“The Ninja Precision Timing Module is another breakthrough solution from EndRun that provides an abundance of outputs in a small form factor without compromising performance,” said Michael Korreng, senior R&D engineer, EndRun Technologies. “The high-level of integration and output versatility readily integrates into many mission critical applications including SATCOM, tactical communications, signal intelligence, security camera synchronization, digital broadcast, network synchronization, range timing, and many more.”

Key Ninja performance specifications with Ultra-Stable OCXO, Real-Time Ionospheric Corrections, and calibration are:

  • Time accuracy of <10 nanoseconds RMS to UTC(USNO)
  • Frequency accuracy better than 4×10-14 (100k second average)
  • Short-term stability 4.0×10-13 at 1 second
  • Ultra-low phase noise 10 MHz (<-110 dBc @ 1 Hz offset)
  • Programmable Pulse Rates from 1 PPS to 10 MPPS
  • Ethernet port with a Stratum 1 NTP server (2500 packets per second)
  • IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster option (future release)
  • Low power (<6 watts) with 9-18 VDC input. (External AC/DC supply available)
  • Chassis: 1.5”H x 4.44”W x 5.3”D

The Ninja PTM is available now.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.