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Power Supplies, Input Signals and Output Signals for Meinberg IMS – Systems

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All I/O slots (MRI, ESI and I/O) support any combination of I/O output modules. The selection of already available IMS output modules provides a stunning selection of output signals, but will be expanded in the future to add more signals and physical interfaces as needed.

 

IMS CPU Modules

As the central management hub, the CPU module is another core element of our IMS systems. It runs the management and configuration interfaces and is also responsible for alarm notifications and status information. The LTOS V6 firmware platform offers a feature rich newly designed web UI as well as a powerful SNMP management interface for a perfect integration of the IMS device into your central network management system.

CPU-C05F1: Management and NTP Processor Module
As the central management and control element, the CPU module in an IMS system is responsible for management, configuration and alarm notifications. It additionally provides NTP and SNTP services on its network interfaces. The IMS-CPU model C05F1 comes with one integrated 10/100base-T port, additional network ports can be added by installing LNE cards.

 

IMS Network Modules

LNE: Network Expansion – additional network interfaces
The LNE card adds additional network interfaces to the management CPU, increasing the number of NTP and management ports available.

IMS-HPS: PTP / SyncE / Hardware NTP Interface with Dual Core CPU
High Precision Synchronization The new generation of the Meinberg time stamping unit provides a future-proof platform for your IEEE 1588 / SyncE / Carrier Grade NTP infrastructure. The high-performance dual-core processor, the 1-step master clock and the 1GE interface with SFP slot supports a very large number of PTP clients. The HPS offers the ability to support up to 2048 PTP-Clients in Unicast (at 128 Sync/Delay Requests per second), as well as more than 250.000 Delay Requests per second in Multicast or Hybrid mode due to a powerful FPGA-based Packet Generator engine.

IMS TSU-GbE: PTP / SyncE / Hardware NTP Interface
The new generation of the Meinberg time stamping unit provides a future-proof platform for your IEEE 1588 / SyncE / Carrier Grade NTP infrastructure. The high-performance dual-core processor, the 1-step master clock and the 1GE interface with SFP slot supports a very large number of PTP clients.

 

IMS Clock Modules

The GPS and GPS/GLONASS clock modules are the central synchronization elements in an IMS system. The internal clock carries a highly stable oscillator that is utilized to generate the base synchronization signals which are distributed to all I/O module slots via the backplane.

IMS GPS: GPS Satellite Receiver
The frequency locking of the master oscillator to the GPS-system enables this module to generate fixed and programmable standard frequencies with high accuracy and stability. Various oscillator options allow the cost efficient implementation of different requirements concerning the accurracy of the outputs.

IMS GLN: Clock Module with combined GPS/GLONASS Satellite Receiver
Central clock module for the Meinberg IMS platform. The GPS/GLONASS receiver can use an externally connected antenna to receive both GPS and GLONASS satellite signals, decode them and use them as a reference source for the integrated, oscillator-based hardware clock. In addition to synchronizing with the GPS/GLONASS satellite system, the IMS-GLN clock module accepts a wide range on input references when combined with IMS input cards (MRS – Multi Reference Source).

IMS PZF: PZF (DCF77) Correlation Receiver (Eurocard)
High accuracy DCF77 correlation receiver for generation of standard frequencies and pulses

IMS RSC: Switch Module for Seamless Switchover of Backplane Signals
This module is required for redundant clock module configurations and switches the synchronization signals from the selected clock module to the IMS backplane (most I/O modules use these backplane signals to generate their output signals). A new feature offers a phase neutral switchover for LIU output cards, avoiding phase jumps for telecommunication signals (E1/T1). The RSC can be configured to automatically switch between the two clock modules based on their status but it is also possible to manually select the clock module using the selection switches.

 

IMS Input Modules

MRI: 10MHz, PPS, IRIG, TC-AM / TC-DCLS reference signals
If an application requires to use external synchronization sources instead of radio/GNSS signals, an MRI card enables the installed clock module to synchronize to 1PPS, 10MHz, DCLS and AM time codes (IRIG B, AFNOR, IEEE1344 or C37.118).

ESI: Input module for 2.048MHz, 2.048MBit/s and variable frequencies
The ESI (External Synchronization Input) card is capable of adding additional synchronization sources to an IMS system. It accepts E1 and T1 sources, both as a Bitstream (2.048MBit/s/1.544Mbit/s, supporting SSM/BOC) or Frequency (2.048MHz/1.544MHz). It also handles a configurable frequency (1 kHz – 10 MHz) and a 1PPS pulse synchronization source, if required. An ESI card is, as the MRI card, dedicated to one specific clock module (depending on the slot it is installed in) and can be installed in both ESI as well as MRI slots.

TSU-GbE: PTP / SyncE / Hardware NTP Interface
The Meinberg time stamping unit provides a future-proof platform for your IEEE 1588 / SyncE / Carrier Grade NTP infrastructure. The high-power dual-core processor, the 1-step master clock and the 1GE interface with SFP slot supports a large number of PTP clients.

IMS-HPS: PTP / SyncE / Hardware NTP Interface with Dual Core CPU
High Precision Synchronization The new generation of the Meinberg time stamping unit provides a future-proof platform for your IEEE 1588 / SyncE / Carrier Grade NTP infrastructure. The high-performance dual-core processor, the 1-step master clock and the 1GE interface with SFP slot supports a very large number of PTP clients. The HPS offers the ability to support up to 2048 PTP-Clients in Unicast (at 128 Sync/Delay Requests per second), as well as more than 250.000 Delay Requests per second in Multicast or Hybrid mode due to a powerful FPGA-based Packet Generator engine.

 

IMS Output Modules

User-selectable combination of IMS I/O modules
All I/O slots (MRI, ESI and I/O) support any combination of I/O output modules. The selection of already available IMS output modules provides a stunning selection of output signals, but will be expanded in the future to add more signals and physical interfaces as needed.

IMS-BPE: IMS Module for Standard Output Signals: 10MHz, PPS, TC AM/DCLS, 2.048MHz, F_Synth

IMS-CPE: Backend/Frontend for configurable Output Modules

IMS-FDM: Frequency Deviation Monitor for 50/60Hz power line networks
The module FDM180 was designed to calculate and monitor the frequency and its deviation in 50/60Hz power line networks.

IMS-SCG: Studio Clock Generator
This module is not only designed for our IMS series and generates various audio frequencies for studio applications. The SCG module can also operate in our 19-inch rackmount and 1U Multipac chassis.

IMS-LNO: 10MHz sine low phase noise output module
The IMS-LNO is a 10MHz generator card, which provides sine signals with low phase noise to 4 external outputs. The card has a microprocessor system, which monitors the output signals and generates status signals for the upper-level management system accordingly. It may be preferably used in our modular IMS Systems, M900 timeserver platform and GPS based 3U housing but can also be applied in older systems without management functions.

IMS-VSG: Video-Sync Generator
The VSG is a video signal reference for Studio Equipment with four BNC outputs. The Module generates 1x bi-level sync (Black Burst) and 1x Tri-Level Sync and 2x Sync Signals (H-Sync, V-Sync, .. .). The LANTIME Web Interface can be used for output signal configuration and to query the state of the VSG.

 

IMS Telecom Modules

Telecom Synchronization Signal Card (E1/T1 framed/unframed)

The ideal output card for telecom applications, offering 2.048MHz/1.544MHz G.703 75 Ohm unbalanced and 120 Ohm balanced frequency outputs as well as BITS 2.048Mbps or 1.544Mbps framed outputs with full SSM/BOC support, both as 75 Ohm unbalanced and 120 Ohm balanced. It is possible to order the LIU card with front panels with multiple combinations of these outputs.

IMS-HPS: PTP / SyncE / Hardware NTP Interface with Dual Core CPU
High Precision Synchronization The new generation of the Meinberg time stamping unit provides a future-proof platform for your IEEE 1588 / SyncE / Carrier Grade NTP infrastructure. The high-performance dual-core processor, the 1-step master clock and the 1GE interface with SFP slot supports a very large number of PTP clients. The HPS offers the ability to support up to 2048 PTP-Clients in Unicast (at 128 Sync/Delay Requests per second), as well as more than 250.000 Delay Requests per second in Multicast or Hybrid mode due to a powerful FPGA-based Packet Generator engine.

IMS-LIU: Line Interface Unit
Generation of reference clocks for synchronization tasks The module LIU (Line Interface Unit) generates different reference clock pulses which are derived from the GPS-locked master oscillator of a preconnected GPS clock. The output signals are available with high accuracy and stability therefore.

 

IMS Power Supplies

Meinberg’s brand new IMS power supplies have been custom made with high efficiency in mind, the two models currently available support either 100-240VAC/VC or 18-72VDC and it is possible to populate the PWR slots with an arbitrary combination of both AC and DC power supplies, for example if both power sources are available in a rack.

PWR-AD10: IMS Power Supply Unit 100 – 240 V AC/DC
The PWR-AD10 module for Meinberg’s IMS platform is a highly efficient wide range power supply, accepting both 100-240 V AC and 100-240 V DC power. The power supply, designed for IMS system is hot-swappable and can be combined with other IMS PWR modules to form a redundant power solution for all components.

PWR-DC20: IMS Power Supply Unit 20-72 V DC
The PWR-DC20 module for Meinberg’s IMS platform accepts 20-72 V DC power and has been specifically designed to be used in Meinberg IMS systems. It is hot-swappable and can be combined with other IMS PWR modules to form a redundant power solution for an IMS system.