IEEE1588 Protocol Stack Package

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Industrial

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols: Communications

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V


IEEE1588 Protocol Stack Package complies with IEEE1588 standard and achieves high precision time synchronization with accuracy of 100 nanoseconds or lower. In addition to IEEE1588-2008 compliance, this package is also compliant with SMPTE2059 which is a profile for broadcast equipment. IEEE1588 is a standard for time synchronization scheme between network-connected devices.


  • IEEE1588 Version2
  • Ordinaly Clock. Master/Slave
  • Support Default Profile and ST2059 Profile

Device Utilization and Performance

Device Utilization Cyclone® V implementation: ALMs (1271.2), DSP Blocks (22) Nios®II FW size: 32K

Getting Started

Customers can request and get the Evaluation License for 1 month period as default for free.In order to prepare your evaluation without waste, such as preparation of boards or kits, please contact Macnica sales office by email to or Inquiry Form at site you can refer to:

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2014
Latest version of Quartus supported16.1
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVerilog
Software drivers providedY
Driver OS supportMpression Scorpius (RTOS)
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedNo
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name Arria 10 GX Devkit, Nitro, Arria V GX Starter Kit
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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